Ernamarie Trefz Williams

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December 5, 1928 ~ October 14, 2015

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Ernamarie Trefz Williams was born in Hermann, Missouri in 1928 and she lived the majority of her life in Pueblo. She loved her community and she was grateful for the opportunities her immigrant parents found to succeed in Pueblo. Ernamarie spent much of her life trying to give something back to Pueblo and she loved the RiverWalk, the Arts Center, the views of Pikes Peak and the wonderful celebration of diversity represented by this community. Ernamarie, or Omy, as she was fondly known to her family of three grown children with spouses and her 9 grandchildren, was educated at Lindenwood College, The University of Nebraska and Columbia University. She was recently honored as an Outstanding Woman of Pueblo which was a capstone to a life filled with community, family and friends. Ernamarie served on the Wells Fargo Community Board of the bank started by her father in the 1940s and she was a member of the Wednesday Morning Club for 50 years. She helped organize the SRDA and the Pueblo Area Agency on Aging, and served on many boards and foundations as well as the vestry of her beloved Church of the Ascension. She is preceded in death by Henry, her husband, who died in December 2014 and she leaves her children, Eleanor, Elisabeth (Lisa) and Richard as well as their beloved spouses Dennis Clark, George Ireland and Debbie Williams; and grandchildren, Hilton, Hannah and Malcolm Clark, Katherine, Louise and Gus Ireland and Rob, Michael and Jack Williams. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m, Saturday, October 17, at the Church of the Ascension, 420 W. 18th St. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Lisa and family
    We are so sorry to learn of your beloved mothers recent death. She sounds like she was a powerful presence in both your lives and the broader community.
    All the Plimptons send our love and sincere condolences,
    Wendy and Sam

  2. So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. With my mom, the passing wasn’t a surprise but the grief surely was. Remember as time goes by the sadness lessens and every little thing, each good memory will live in your heart forever and bring you warmth and joy. Love to you all, Callie
    PS I love that picture of your mom. That’s how I will always remember her. Thanks for sharing it.

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