Eleanor 'Ellie' Crain, 80, died peacefully at home on July 25, 2018. Survived by her husband, Bill Crain; sons, Jim (Julie) and Tom (Anita); two grandchildren, McKinzie and Carson Crain; and two sisters, Norma Thieman and Paulene (Ron) Upper. Ellie retired as a nurse from Pueblo District 70. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 7, 2018, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Pueblo County Historical Society, 203 W. 'B' St., Pueblo, CO 81003, Pueblo Heritage Museum, 201 W. 'B' St., Pueblo, CO 81003, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005 or YMCA children's programs, 3200 Spaulding Ave., Pueblo, CO 81008. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Bill,
    So sorry to hear of Ellie’s passing. She was a great person. I was always chatting with her at the YMCA’s book club, luncheons and Adam’s State gatherings. She will be missed!! I enjoyed out conversations, she was always so pleasant to be around.

  2. Dear Bill,
    so sorry to hear of Ellie’s passing. She was a wonderful person. I knew her through work…She was a great school nurse. I remember the New Year’s Eve we celebrated with you, Ellie, George, and Susie here in Pueblo..It was a especially fun and a treasured memory. we have enjoyed seeing you both at the museum and other events. our prayers are that God will give you solace through all your happy memories.

  3. I was sorry to read of Ellie’s passing. I knew her from Greenbacks. She was a smart, fun lady! My sympathy to her family.

  4. Dear Bill, Jim, Tom, and family members. I are very sorry for Ellie’s passing. She was a wonderful person, who made the world a better place. I am sorry I won’t be able to attend her celebration of life. My prayers and condolences to the whole family.

  5. Bill, I am sorry for your loss. You and Ellie have been thought of as “second parents” to me since 1978. Upon initial introductions, you both reminded me so much of my own parents, always selfishly giving of your time, attention, and guidance. To this day, your visits to my parents home and my family’s home in Illinois are still fresh in my mind and will never be forgotten.

  6. Bill I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed Ellie so much at many of our PCC gatherings ! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. I was so saddened to hear of Ellie’s death. My parents, Jack and Ione thought highly of Ellie, and her family. I always enjoyed talking with her, and can’t remember anything but a big smile on her face. Ellie was such a delightful, upbeat person. Condolences.

  8. Jim, Julie and Family – so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady and touched many lives when she worked at the school where our daughter went. We pray for spiritual comfort during this very tough time.
    Love and miss you!

  9. Dear Bill and family – I was saddened to read of Ellie’s passing. She was truly a great lady. We did have some really fun times together. I have been and will continue to keep you and yours in my prayers. This must be a very difficult time for you, but do try to remember how blessed you were to have such a great partner for so many years and especially remember all the good memories that you have had with her. Much love to you all.

  10. I worked with Ellie at Pueblo West Middle School. Ellie was so supportive of me when I had a miscarriage, getting me in touch with Compassionate Friends. Such a sweet, caring lady. I will miss her. Love and peace to all of her family.

  11. I remember Mrs Crain as my kind, caring, loving school nurse for many, many years. I am sorry for your loss and hope you will find comfort in your memories.

  12. Bill and Family: For many years Ellie was assigned to Pueblo West Elementary, where I was a classroom teacher. She was an inspiration to me with her upbeat approach to not only the children she served, but, also to the staff. I often sat and visited with her in her nurse’s station after the end of a long day. I considered her a friend and respected her opinion and certainly her humor. Though it has been years since we have seen one another, when reading of her passing, I was deeply saddened. She was a treasure to all of us who knew her. I pray that she is at peace in God’s heavenly kingdom and that God holds all of her loved ones tightly in His loving arms as you all learn to live without her in your midst. May God bless and keep all of Ellie’s family and may heaven celebrate at her arrival!

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