Helen L. Macklem, 87, has joined her family in Heaven, passing from this earth on May 17, 2006. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Chester; her parents; and all of her brothers and sisters. Survived by her son, Roger Macklem; daughters, LeathAnn (William) Holbrooks and Ilene (Phil) Rodacy; grandchildren, Karri (Andy) Hanning, Amy (Dave) Lincoln, Grant Macklem, Kirk Macklem, Bill (Laura) Holbrooks, John (Emily) Holbrooks, Melissa Rodacy; and great-grandchildren, Amanda and Andy Jr. Hanning, Owen Lincoln, Brittany Cruz, Deja Schilling Holbrooks and Devin Holbrooks. Helen was born in Ida Grove, Iowa on June 7, 1918, the youngest of nine children. She and Chester moved to Pueblo in 1951. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 23, 2006, at First United Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Reverend Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. Reception to follow in Booth Hall. Interment following reception at Mountain View Cemetery, 1315 Acero Avenue. Family and friends are welcome at the home of LeathAnn Holbrooks, 95 Radcliff Lane. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To Roger Macklem and his family. I never knew your mother, but I went to high school at Centennial with you. My maiden name was Childress and I just wanted to tell you that I am sorry for your loss. Even though we know that every life ends in death…we are never ready for it to happen to a loved one. I lost my mother in 1982 and there probably isn’t a day that I don’t think of her. Even though we haven’t seen each other in years, I just wanted you to know that I have been thinking of you and I pray that you have many happy memories to cherish. Shirley Childress Tucker.

  2. Our heartfelt love and prayers go out to you. We so enjoyed the times that we got to spend with your mom in NM. We know that she will be missed. But, we rejoice with you in knowing that she is with the Lord and our family in Heaven.

  3. My deepest sympathy to you,Helen Macklem’s family. I knew her through the Naomi Circle and the Sunday School CO-OP CLASS at First United Methodist Church. We have missed her participation with us since her move to the Villa. She was a sweet lady and a friend.

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