Isabelle 'Bachie' Firmbach, 100, passed away May 8, 2011. Survived by her daughter, Phyllis Painter; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also survived by her adopted family, the Pasquins of Pueblo. Preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Otto Firmbach. Bachie was born to Carl and Theresa Craddock on July 17, 1910, in Pueblo. She was an active and enthusiastic member of St. Paul United Methodist Church as the director of the nursery. After the closure of St. Paul, she became a member of Wesley United Methodist. Lifetime member of OES. Special thank you to Jackie Koroshetz, Chateau at Sharmar and Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the excellent care they gave Bachie. Private burial has taken place. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Monday, May 16, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Christine Richardson officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. To the family of one of the dearest ladies I have ever known I send my sincere sympathy for your loss. Becoming a member of St. Paul UMC in 1970 I was honored to meet Bachie immediatley when she cared for my three sons in the nursery. A strong friendship was established at that time. I will always treasure the memories of her ability to share her beautiful smile, her happiness and love for everyone she met. Bachie was always so full of life and fun to be around. She will be missed by all of us.
    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you during this sad time.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Helen and Gordon Murley, Jeff, Mark, Kevin and families.

  2. We treasure memories of our occasional visits with Bachie. Conversations with her revealed her depth of experience and wisdom gained through a long, purposeful life. The testimonial of dozens of her friends who showed up to celebrate her 100th birthday was memorable. Always cheerful and optimistic, Bachie strived to make others feel good–especially children. It is an honor to have known such a classy lady. May her memory be eternal.

  3. Goodbye to a friend
    Who was always there.
    Goodbye to a family
    Who always showed care.
    Breaking the chains
    That bound her to this world
    She leaps across the clouds and sky
    Soaring with angels on high.
    She whispers along the
    sailing winds
    “Life and love are precious
    Cherish each moment well
    Hold happiness in your heart
    And always remember that you are held tightly in eternal love”

    We are so sorry for your loss…You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love, Tina, James, Aaron, Jeremey and Jana Thundar

  4. I would like to let you know how much I enjoyed “Bachie”s personality. I read her electric meter for quite a few years before I started working in the office and I totally enjoyed the visits we had every month when it was time to read her electricl meter. She was definatley one of a kind and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.

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