Gladys Louise McKinney Nesslage Ladd, 88, passed away April 4, 2011. Survived by her daughter, Sandi (Mike) Garner of Pueblo; grandchildren, Brandi Garner, Kasey Garner and Kent Fritzel; and children of Walter Ladd. Preceded in death by her husband, Walter Irvon Ladd on Jan. 11, 1973; father, William Barnett; and mother, M. Gladys McKinney. Louise was born July 2, 1922, in Pueblo, and was a lifetime resident. She graduated from Central High School in 1940; Colorado State Teachers' College in Greeley and Pueblo Junior College. She taught at South Avondale, during the war; also for Pueblo School District # 60 at Fountain, Columbian, Jefferson, Belmont and Carlyle schools. Life member of National Education Association, Colorado & Pueblo Education Associations, Stillman Lassies Girls Band, American University Women, Beta Sigma Phi Chapter Alpha Eta Master and Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers' Sorority. Former member of St. Paul Methodist Church and Pueblo League of Business Professional Women. She was the granddaughter of Pioneer Colorado newspaper editor, Colonel William Barnett McKinney, of the Pueblo Press in Pueblo, Colo. Viewing from 10 a.m. until noon on Thursday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Graveside service, 2 p.m. Thursday, April 7, 2011, at Roselawn Cemetery with the Rev. Chris Richardson officiating. Online condolences, Montgomery Steward.com

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  1. Dear Sandy, Mike and Family,
    We are keeping you in our thoughts during this difficult time. Louise was always so kind to keep in touch with my dad, Tom Davis, as well as with me and my family. Her thoughtfulness at Christmas always reminded us that we did have extended family. I will always have a special place in my heart for your mother.
    Love, Clark, Inge and Maren Davis

  2. May our Lord’s umbrella of love and comfort be upon all of Louise’s loved ones. May His peace reign supreme in our hearts. God be with you and your loved ones Sandy.
    Love,
    Dorothy

  3. To Sandy and family,

    We in Beta Sigma Phi send you our
    sympathies on the death of your mother.

    She was a valued member of our sorority as are you.

    Miz Pah
    Pueblo Beta Sigma Phi

  4. Dear Sandi, So sorry to read about your mother’s passing. Sounds like she was a wonderful person. Too bad I didn’t know her.

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