Gretchen E. Seifried, 77, passed away Feb. 23, 2013. Survived by her husband of 58 ½ years, Ray D. Seifried; children, Don (Claudia) Seifried, Arvada, Ron (Debbie) Seifried, Phil Seifried, Michelle (Clint) Castleberry, all of Pueblo, Dustin Seifried, Denver; brother, Sidney Shoemaker, Pueblo; sister, Elva Kolledge of Calif.; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughters, Mellissa Seifried and Michelle Seifried. Gretchen was born on Sept. 15, 1935, in La Junta and was a longtime Pueblo resident. Member of the First Southern Baptist Church, where she was a big part of her church family and the church family at First Baptist Church. Her love was for her God and her family. Service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at First Southern Baptist Church, 301 Cleveland Ave. Interment, 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fairview Cemetery in La Junta. Those who desire may make memorials to the church. Online condolences,

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  1. Gretchen was a great lady – she will be missed by everyone. To the family – I was so very sad to read that she had past, she is at peace now. I remember lots of church socials with my parents and being at Ray & Gretchen’s – fond memories from my childhood. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Respectfully – Patricia Spate Martin

  2. Dear Ray and Family, So sorry to hear about Gretchen’s death. She and mom are together now, smiling down from us in heaven. I can only imagine how much you will miss her. She was a bright light in your life, your family, and the world. My mom always cherished her friendship with the two of you. I remember several of our visits. It was such a wonderful surprise when you two along with Irene and her husband attended mom’s 75th birthday party. You all will remain in my heart and prayers in the days, weeks, and months to come. May you feel God’s blessings, peace, and strength.

    Love and sympathy, Tisa Anders (Mary Anders’ daughter)

  3. Gretchen was a nice and caring person and will be missed by all. I enjoyed knowing her even if it was for just a short time. May peace, strength, and encouragement come your way during this time of bereavement.Condolences to all of the family.

  4. Ray I am so sorry to hear of Gretchen’s passing. Now she an Hallie can be together. I wish I would have been able to get to know you both more. I remember Mom always spoke highly of you both and loved you both so much. I spoke to Leah tonight and she informed me. God Bless you Ray. Warmest Regards David Livingston

  5. Just saw the obituary in the newspaper, so sad. Gretchen was a wonderful woman, the most cheerful and sweet person I have ever met. She and Ray took care of my boys and they are better people because of them. So sorry Ray, I know you both were so close, a team if you will. She will be missed. My condolences to the entire family. Take care, you are in my prayers.

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