Elsie M. Waddle, 94, died Nov. 19, 2010. Preceded in death by husbands, James T. Brown, Clarence Dougherty and Clifford Waddle; sisters, Margrete West, Esther Angleton and Mildred Schwer; brothers, Albert Miller, Vic Miller, Al Miller and Harold Miller. Survived by her sons, James T. Brown, Jr., Don (Peggy) Dougherty and Rob Dougherty; sisters, Alice Bond, Ruth Burnette and Dorothy Brown; brother, Paul Miller; grandchildren, James T. Brown, III, Jonathan P. Brown, Julie A. Juvera, Michelle Bennewitz, Don Dougherty, Jr., Gina Spinuzzi, Deanna Nezvensky and Joey Corsentino; and ten great-grandchildren. Elsie was born June 19, 1916, in Fowler, Colo., to Jacob Pedersen Miller and Juliane Thogersen Miller. She retired from Pueblo County Social Services and was a longtime member of Ascension Episcopal Church. The family wishes to thank Dr. Gaide and the staff of the Life Care Center for the care they gave Elsie. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 12 noon Thursday, Dec. 2, 2010, at Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., with Pastor Andrew McMillen officiating. Inurnment in the church columbarium. Please omit flowers, as they are not allowed in the church. Memorials may be made to Ascension Episcopal Church, 420 W. 18th St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Don, sorry for your loss. I lost my mother in Oct.
    I knew your mom from working with her at Social Services.
    Get in touch if you want, we have Central get togethers every few years, we even found your old friend, R Rodman in NM. Wayne

  2. I’ve lived next door to Elsie since July 2007. I didn’t get to see her much but the times I did converse with her were special. I spoke many times with Rob —- we were both caregivers to our Moms —- I knew how hard it was at times to see our MOTHERS GOING DOWN HILL —-In the end though —— No matter how hard it was to let them go —— You are glad for them —- they are finally AT PEACE

  3. I remember Mrs. Waddle from when i was in foster homes. She even came to my wedding with my mom Rose Villegas and Shirley Ochoa. She was a wonderful person, always calling me Mary Ann. She would bring our family food boxes for Thanksgiving and am forever grateful for her kindness toward my mom and my whole family. God Bless You, Mrs Waddle, we will remember you each holiday season with love and gratitude. The Villegas Family, Bobby, David, Jeanie and Mary Ann.

  4. Thanks to everyone for your kind messages. We had the memorial service today with lots of friends and family in attendance.

  5. Aunt Elsie was a joy and an inspiration to me. I will remember her for her intelligence and grace. She was witty and fun and always made me feel special. I will miss her!

  6. Julie and Family…….our thoughts and prayers are with you…all our love.

    Rick, Melissa and the Kaskel family

  7. My condolences go out to the family of Elsie Waddle. I work with her granddaughter, Julie Juvera, and was so sorry to hear of her grandmother’s passing. Grandmothers are so special and I’m sure Mrs. Waddle will be missed by all her family and friends. It sounds like she lived a long and glorious life. But memories of her laughter and generous spirit are a keepsake that will last forever. May God’s grace shine upon you and give you peace during this difficult time.

  8. Elsie, my elder sister, was a rock for me as I went through high school, nurses training and my marriage to Art Bond at Atkinson Field in British Guiana. We had many memorable moments with her and her family.

  9. My memories are warm and brings a smile or more. They are all from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s when I had the pleasure of being near her from time to time as she is the mother of one of my oldest friends, Rob Dougherty. She is missed but maybe it says a lot that after all these years I can see her smile and hear her laugh. What a fine way to remember! She was a friend of my mother’s and a good friend to all of the unruly youngsters who surrounded her son. She always found time to talk with me and was always encouraging.

  10. Please know how sorry we are about Elsie, she was such a wonderful lady. God bless you all and comfort you.
    Love you

  11. Dear Jim,Rob,Don and family members,

    Our deepest sympathy to all of you on the loss of a great lady. I loved seeing Elsie on Sunday mornings, and missed her dearly when she could no longer attend services. On visits to Life Care, she loved talking about her family and showing me pictures of the family. What great memories you all will cherish and may she rest in peace. God bless you all!

    Larry and Joyce Price Nims

  12. I will miss her laugh. My strongest memories of your mom, Rob and Jim and Don, was of her laugh. After she had heard about one of her son’s adventures, either a jeep ride or climbing something or maybe staying up all night to go fishing, she would get a twinkle in her eye. She felt she was part of the adventure and would laugh out of the side of her mouth in a great, warm, understanding laugh. May you be comforted by good memories now that she has gone to the other side.

  13. A Great long life for a wonderful lady. We were old friends of the Miller & Waddle families. Paul and I were school mates. We all thought a lot of the Miller family.
    Our Prayers are with you. Gerald & Betty Jensen

  14. As we have recently celebrated Thanksgiving, I am reminded of the great numbers of holidays we spent at the home of my grandmother. My memories will include foremost a vibrant grandmother preparing her home for a wonderful holiday celebration.


  16. To our very loving Aunt Elsie.

    We know you are moving on and with your many wonderful Miller family who have preceeded you. For those of us still remaining, we will miss you until we can all once again be together in God’s Heaven.

    Our sympathy goes out to our cousins Jim, Don & Rob and families.

    Love Bill & Gloria LaBore

  17. Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother. We never really got to know her, which is our loss.
    John Waddle & Family
    Roger & Mary Jane(Waddle) Maddux and Family

  18. I worked with Elsie for many years and greatly admired her. She did so much or so many families. She was a very loving person with a great sense of humor. I know her family was very important to her. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  19. Elsie was a remarkable woman, loved by all who knew her and blessed to have had such devoted sons and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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