Fred A. Fitzsimmons, 81, of Pueblo, passed away Jan. 30, 2006. Fred was born in Las Animas, Colo. on Oct. 7, 1924. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Evelyn J. Fitzsimmons. They met and married in Cortez, Colo. in 1957, at the beginning of his 30-year career with the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension service. He served in the 3rd Infantry Division during WWII and was awarded The Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. He earned bachelors and masters degrees from CSU. He was a member of the Pueblo County Retirement Board and in 1980 was named a Life Member of the Pueblo County Stockman's Association. He was Assistant Superintendent of the Fed Beef Contest at the National Western Stock Show for several years. A lifelong member of the United Methodist Church, he was active from the parish to the Conference level. He was also a member of Rotary Club #43 and was involved in many community organizations. He thoroughly enjoyed restoring and driving his 1930 Model A Ford with the Southern Colorado A's. He is also survived by his son, Clay (Donna) Fitzsimmons of Pueblo; daughters, Carol (Gary) McDonald of Littleton, Colo. and Della Thais (David) Magill of Lancaster, Penn; sisters, Betty (Don) Johnson, Helen Shriver; brother, Lee (Helen) Fitzsimmons, all of California; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandsons. He was preceded in death by his mother, Della; father, Otto; brother, Kent; and cherished aunt, Grace Cassidy. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb 3, 2006, at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 107 E. Routt Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fred Fitzsimmons Memorial for Family Accommodations at St. Mary Corwin Hospital, the Pueblo County 4-H Foundation, the CSU Foundation--Department of Animal Sciences, or a charity of your choice, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Aunt Evie,
    Am very sorry for your loss.
    My heartfelt condolencenes to you and your family
    May your memories sustain you in smiles through this tough time

  2. I worked with Fred for almost 30 years and have many wonderful memories. I visited him in his office in Pueblo a number of times and did TV interviews, etc. I also saw him at the Extension retirees barbeque at various times. He will be missed. Bert Bohmont

  3. Dear Evey and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We know the sorrow you and the family are experiencing at this time as our oldest son, Michael, died January 23. The two of them can rejoice in their eternal home. Savor the wonderful memories of Fred. Those will give you the strength to continue each day.
    Love and prayers,
    Gail and Shirley Shellberg

  4. Dear Evey andd Kids,

    Jane and I are so sorry to here about Fred’s passing when Leon Stanton called. I regret not being at the services due to my Parkinson’s.

    I remmember alot about Fred. He helped me very much when I was in Westcliffe. But, my favorate story was when Fred and Clay came to Westcliffe to hunt elk with me. We had a good time. That was the same day that the Bronco’s beat Oakland for the first time in years. Fred so happy he didn’t care that we saw no elk that day.

    May God Bless you and your family.

    Bill King

    P.S. Say hi to Clay

  5. Fred and his service to our church will be greatly missed. His positive outlook on life was an example for us all.

  6. Clay and Donna, my deepest sympathy and prayers go out to you and your entire family. I am very sorry for your loss. I hope that all your sorrow is comforted by knowing he is in a much better place and is now sitting at the table with our Lord.


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