Emma Doris Hilmes, 97, passed away Dec. 16, 2012. Survived by her children, Phyllis Edwards and Donald (Karen) Hilmes, both of Pueblo; grandchildren, Cheri (Greg) Chamberlain, Amy (Randall) Schorlemmer, Rick Cannon; special brother-in-law, John Friend; special sister-in-law, Mildred Friend; special niece and nephew, Ken and Lois Snapp; special friend and care giver, Mary Roldan. Preceded in death by her husband, Howard J. Hilmes; brothers, William Norman, John Oliver, David Burge, George Ellis, Marvin Wilson, Eros Lee Dalton; and sister, Laura Ruth Snapp Rathburn. Doris was born January 18, 1915, on a farm near Sherman, Texas to Mattie and Onie Dalton. She moved to Pueblo in 1930 and graduated from Central High School in 1933. Doris was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She belonged to the Order of Eastern Star and was a 50 year plus member. Doris was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church were she was an active member until her health limited her attendance. A special thank you to the staff at University Park Care Center for all of the patient and loving care provided to Mom during her stay there. Viewing from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Service, 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment, Imperial Cemetery. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com.

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  1. i have so many happy memories associated with my great-aunt Doris. She and Aunt Ruth planned so many great Christmas and summer parties at Great Grandma Dalton’s when we were growing up. No one could have had a more fun or more memorable family Christmas celebration. Aunt Doris was kind, warm and witty. I always looked forward to seeing her and Uncle Howard, or being at her home. She was a wonderful woman. Our condolences to Phyllis and Don and their families.

    Cheryl (Dalton) and Craig Holland

  2. Cheri, Your grandmother was truly a wonderful person as was your grandfather. /we knew them from the Masoniic relationships we had together. God bless and omfort you and your in this your hour of sorrow, but rest assured that He will sustain you. Also you are remembered as a really terrific Honored Queen in Bethel #3. Our sympathy is to all your loved ones. Love, Frank and Barbara Cancino

  3. What I rememember about Doris is her sense of humor, her caring for people and her love of cards. My life is richer for having known her. I’m comforted by thinking she is back with Ruth and they are whomping St. Peter at canasta. You are all in my prayers.
    Flora Rathburn

  4. Doris was a wonderful friend and neighbor. Fond memories of her and Howard visiting and playing cards with mom and dad, but the “coffee breaks” will always be remembered.

    Hugs and prayers to all of you!
    Mary Ann Miklich, Pueblo, Colorado

  5. What a wonderful woman she was! We will always remember playing cards with her while visiting with Ralp, Ruth, Ken and Lois. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

    David, Jayne, Mark and Tyler Rathburn

  6. Aunt Doris was a very special person and has left a very special family. There are so many wonderful memories. We will miss her so much. May God ease the pain you are feeling and let you know our thoughts and prayers are with you. I wish we could be there to help celebrate her life with all of you.
    Love, Rick and Susie Hilmes. – Missoula, Montana

  7. We are so glad we delivered her Christmas card last week and had a very good visit. We will miss her and are so fortunate to have had her in our life. Cherie – you were so good to your gram.

    Jack and Norma Gwartney


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