Elsie A. Kocman, 92, passed away Dec. 8, 2006, at home in the company of her family. Survived by her children, Edward (Sandra J.) Kocman, Eileen (Michael) Deverich, Judy (Bob) Wertz, Marlene (Donald) Peterlin Sr., Darlene (Gene) Ley, and Joe (Pam) Kocman; sister, Lillian Galich; brother, Matthew (Agnes) Glavich; 17 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Evelyn Vertovec; her care giver, Rita Lucero, and the Sangre de Cristo Hospice. She is preceded in death by her parents, Matthew and Josephine Glavich; her husband, Rudolph 'Moon' Kocman; brothers, Frederick and Raymond; sister, Evelyn Mohorcich and granddaughter, Micheline Deverich. She was born in Pueblo on May 31, 1914. Elsie was a life member of St. Mary Catholic Church and member of St. Joe's K.S. K. J., St. Jacob's C.F.U., Slovenian Women's Union, the Slovenian Women's Birthday Club, and was a former owner of Eilers' Place. She worked at University of Southern Colorado (formerly Southern Colorado State College) as a cook and baker until her retirement in 1979. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at St. Mary Catholic Church, 307 E. Mesa, with the Rev. Father Ben Bacino as celebrant. Those who desire may make memorials to St. Mary Prayer Garden or to a charity of donor's choice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. For Joe and Pam Kocman-we are so sorry for your loss-our prayers are with you all.
    Launnie and Betsy Birch

  2. Darla, Marla and family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish I was able to be at her service. I’ll be thinking of you.

    Love,
    Diane (Donahue) Marden

  3. Elsie holds a special place in my memories and my heart. She was always kind and generous to all the kids who traipsed through her door (including, quite often, me).
    She loved her family and she smiles in blessing upon all of you.
    I am very sorry for your loss.
    Love,
    Janette (Poder) Doran

  4. Uncle Beba, Auntie Lela, Pudgy, Eileen, Judy, Marla, Darla, Joe, and Families:
    Though we cannot be there, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Love,
    Heather & Terry

  5. To the family of Elsie; we would like to express our condolences and sincere sympathy at this time. May God’s blessings be with you and yours. Very sincerely,
    Dan and Joan Medved
    and family

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