Emma Charlene 'Mamaw' Pounds, 84, was born May 27, 1923, and died March, 30, 2008. Charlene was born the second of six children to Charles and Nora Tidmore in Fort Worth, Texas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar Dorman Pounds. She will be deeply missed by her children, Judy (Ross) Weaver, Michael (Karen) Pounds and Denise (Leonard) Schwalm. 'Mamaw' was the affectionate name bestowed upon her by her grandchildren, Jason (Simone), Sarah (Bryce), Josh (Rhonda), Nathan, Amy, Emily and Sidney, and her great-granddaughter, Saja. Also survived by her siblings, John Tidmore and Bobbie Boyd of Texas. Charlene provided care to people with mental illness as a psychiatric technician at CMHIP for over thirty years. Her family and those who knew her well will always cherish her ability to understand the priority and importance of family. She demonstrated that belief in her words and actions until the time of her death. She will always be remembered for her selflessness, generosity and extraordinary loving care. The family wishes to recognize Dr. Chris Hulett's compassionate and comprehensive care, Home Instead and Villa Pavilion's care, and Corrine Bachicha, RN at SMC, for her palliative care of Charlene in her final hours. There will be no viewing. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, 2008, at Liberty Baptist Church, 2207 W. 29th St., with Pastor John Peattie officiating. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Liberty Baptist Church, 2207 W. 29th Street, Pueblo, Colo. 81008. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Judy, Mike and Denise,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom, she was a wonderful lady and we will all have fond memories of her. I want to especially mention how much of a blessing she was to our family when my mom was so sick, your mom would come over and give her pain shots (I was to chicken to do it myself). I will always remember her kindness. She will be missed. God Bless you all.
    Andrea Masias Flores

  2. I am so sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful lady. You will not know me, but I think that my mother Anna Heddleston babysat Michael and Judy around 1957-58. She lived on West 12th Street. I lived next door and had a little boy named Brian. Were you two red-headed little kids? If so, I have thought about you for many years and wondered what happened to you all. Please call (251-7285) or e-mail me.

  3. Judy, Denise, and the rest of the family:
    Your mom was a really special lady that holds a special place in my heart, and that of my kids. They really enjoyed visiting her and reading to her. She was always so kind as to ask how they were doing – and when they’d be back 🙂 We will remember her fondly.
    Kim, Kenyon, Isabelle, and Alexandra

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