July 3, 1927 ~ May 7, 2006

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Irma Jane Dent, 78, of Pueblo, Colorado, joined her beloved Jim in Heaven on Sunday, May 7, 2006. She was born to the union of Edward and Anna (Kovacich) Arthur on July 3, 1927. Survived by her lifeblood - her children, Loretta (Mitch) McMahon, Tom (Susie), Ken (JoEllen), Cathy Rafferty, Jim (Jan), Joan (John) McDonald, Judy (Cliff) Walker, Roland, Dan, Randy (Carol), Brian, and Nancy (Dave) Humphries. Also survived by her pride and joy, her grandchildren, Jeff (DeAnna) Starcer, Tina (Scotty) Richard, Kim (Kevin) Casey, Mark (Amy), Jason (Jessica), Doug (Daphne), Daniel (Shonna), Jeremy (Katy) Rafferty, Justin (Donnis) Rafferty, Amy Rafferty, Adam (Jennifer), Thomas (Shanna), Jon Paul (Jessica) McDonald, Joshua (Casey) McDonald, Jay Walker, and Brad Humphries; and step grandchildren, Leslie (Ron) Husa and Matt and Delaney Torrisi. In addition, her 18 great-grandchildren, Zachery, Alexa, and Triston Starcer, Quinn and Teigan Casey, Jack and Jason, Marissa, Megan and Jeremy Rafferty, Ryan and Payden Rafferty, Stephen and Connor McDonald, and step great-grandchildren, Chelsie Foster, Dalton Rohr, Ron Jr. and Steven Husa. Also survived by her great-great step grandchild, Evan Barr. To cherish her memory are her sister, Frances Vaughan; brother, Reverend Eugene Arthur; sisters-in-law, Marjorie (Robert) Grinstead and Marion Devereaux; and numerous nephews, nieces and special friends. Preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, James Dent; her parents; sisters-in-law, Muriel (Robert) Mayber and Charlene (William) Scott; and brother-in-law, Jack. Irma was our gift from God and a wonderful Mother. She taught her children their values and work ethic; her children are eternally grateful for her lifetime of giving. She devoted her life to raising her children and loving God, and spent many years serving her Lord at St. Leander's Parish. She taught us our faith by living it. Her children will continue to love and cherish Mom and will never see a robin in the spring or a wonderful Colorado sunset without thinking of her. The family wishes to acknowledge the diligent loving care that her son-in-law, John McDonald and granddaughter-in-law, Casey Baber gave to their Mom. Viewing Wednesday, May 10, 2006, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Recitation of the Rosary, 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 10, 2006, and funeral Mass, 9 a.m. Thursday, May 11, 2006, with the Reverend Fr. Eugene Arthur and Reverend Fr. Leonard Racki as celebrants. Both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th & Grand Ave., Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. Those who desire may make memorials to the Susan G. Komen Foundation, c/o the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To the Dent Family
    Your mom was such a special lady. As a youth and as a young father and husband I looked up to her as a shining example of love, humility, and honor. I wish you all well and hope that you know how much she meant to so many people. My last favorite memory was when Roly took her to see my mom in the hospital. It meant so much to all of us.
    Roly, Danny and all the rest, Chins up!! we have another angel looking out for us!!!

  2. What a strong woman Aunt Irma was. Dedicated wife, Mother and friend to all. She and Jim raised 12 wonderful people with huge hearts. She was a big part of my childhood also. We will miss her terribly.
    Bob & Jo Mayber

  3. Easter eggs, giant Christmas Trees, Football in the street and Hide-n-seek in the side yard. Grandma Dent was a wonder in life. Her love was boundless and her arms were always open.

  4. My sincerest sympathies on the loss of your mother. I know you all loved her and that she was an intregal part of your lives. I hope the knowlege that she is at peace is of some comfort to you. You are all a tribute to her and your dad – you make them proud.

  5. We want to express our sympathy to the children of Jim and Irma. The Dents have always meant so much to our family right from the first day we came to Pueblo in 1960.

  6. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers as you experience this difficult loss. I hope that remembering the wonderful things about your mom helps make the days ahead a little easier for all of you.

  7. Words cannot express the sorrow we are feeling for all of you. The thought of the reunion of your Mom & Dad wil put a smile on your face & bring comfort to all of you.

    Aunt Irma was a big part of my childhood. I keep those memories close to my heart.

    Please feel our thoughts & prayers as we cannot be with you tonight or tomorrow.

    Love, Sam, Kay, Brianna, Jim, Tommy & Johnny

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