Eileen Nogare, 79, was born on June 10, 1936, in Florence, Colorado, and passed away in the early morning on November 20, 2015, at her home in Pueblo. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Kim Schanze and parents, Ralph and Delmar Angel. Survived by her daughter, Lynn Nogare and grandson, Conrad Schanze. She graduated from Centennial High School in 1953 and devoted her life to taking care of her family until they were old enough for her to start a career. She went to college, earning a degree in English and began her career as a teacher at Southern Colorado State College before moving on as a grant writer at the college, she sold insurance for a time, and then returned to her true calling teaching high school. She had a special love for at-risk kids and was able to teach at Keating for many years before transferring to her alma-mater, Centennial, where she taught English until her retirement. Eileen was an avid bowler in the 60's. She was well-known for her skills and joined a variety of teams and tournaments. She brought home so many trophies that we had to build a special cabinet just to hold them. She also loved to dance and was known to clear a dance floor on many occasions. She loved kids and always wanted to make sure they knew they had a safe place. As one of her special 'adopted sons' recently stated, 'She opened her heart and door to all.' On any day or night you would find a few or many teens hanging out, getting a lecture, but always feeling safe and loved. Eileen saved many of the neighborhood kids from making bad decisions and kept many out of trouble…they all called her 'ma'. Eileen also loved her pets and took in many who were headed for certain death, she loved to read, was an avid Broncos fan, and loved to travel. During her last year she was able to make trips to New York, Vegas, and Europe where she fell in love with Paris. Eileen did not want a funeral or memorial service, but there will be a get-together this spring to honor the special life she led. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am truly sorry for your loss. Eileen was such a special person. I knew Eileen when she worked at SCSC, now CSUP. Then we reconnected again at Centennial. She was always so kind, respectful, and so caring. She loved teaching and cared about her students. She will be truly missed. God bless you, Eileen. Rest in peace.

  2. I am so sorry to hear of Eileen’s passing. She was a dedicated teacher for us at Centennial. Personally, I knew that she always had my back. She was someone I could confide in in tough times. We will surely miss her. May she rest in peace.

  3. I’m so sorry for your loss!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you always!! Eileen became my best friend while we were at Centennial and she will always be in my heart. The impact she had on my life will never be forgotten.

  4. Lynn, I’m sorry about your dear mother Eileen. Her & I bonded shortly after she came over to Centennial. The stories we shared & the laughs we both had, were very special to me. The amazing amount of patience she had with her students & the calming effect she showed, always brought joy & happiness to her classroom. Although she had that certain look she’d give you, when she spoke up bout something! Rest easy Dear Eileen. You were an inspiration to me & I will never forget you.

  5. Lynn thank you for letting me know about your Mom. She was an exceptional woman, strong and vibrant. She will be missed, but her journey will be peaceful and claim form now on. My prayers and thoughts are with you and Conrad.

  6. Lynn, my thoughts, prayers, and heart are with you at this most difficult time. Let me know if you need anything. I love you.

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