Judith K. Krause

judith krause

December 6, 1936 ~ November 24, 2022

Born in: Denver, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Judith “Judy” Krause passed away on Nov. 24, 2022 in Pueblo shortly before her 86th birthday. She was born to Henry & Mildred Wheeler in Denver on Dec. 6, 1936. She is survived by her children, David (Cathy) Krause, Carolyn (Tim) Cady, Ken (Abbie) Krause and Rich Krause; grandchildren, Laura (Kyle) Griffin, Michael Krause, Carly Cady, Jenna Cady, Spencer Krause, Rachel, Jude and Anna Krause; and sister-in-law and special friend, Catherine Anderson. Preceded in death by husband, William Krause; parents, Henry and Mildred Wheeler; and siblings, Phyllis Fagan and Richard Wheeler.
A native Coloradoan, Judy was born in Denver and graduated from Denver South High School. While earning her degree in speech therapy at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, she met the love of her life, Bill Krause, as he was pursuing his veterinarian degree. They married and traveled briefly with the military before settling for good in Pueblo. Judy was not only a dedicated mother to her four children and a devoted wife, but also a mother figure to countless neighborhood and youth group kids and teens who remember her fondly to this day. She was a woman of faith and was strongly dedicated to her church home, First Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School, led youth group, accompanied mission trips, and served in leadership positions and as a Steven Minister. She was a member of PEO and had a tight, devoted circle of friends and faith partners. She was always ready with a word of encouragement and a sympathetic ear.
Judy was instrumental in running the family business at the Pueblo Small Animal Clinic and their rental properties. The household had an ever-changing menagerie of cats, dogs, bunnies, snakes and horses and she loved every minute of it.
Judy had a passion for the Victorian era and antiques and served as a docent for many years at Rosemount Museum. She curated an extensive collection of period dress and mounted many exhibits at Rosemount.
Judy and Bill became a fixture in Pueblo society and activities enjoying and supporting the Symphony, Pueblo Zoo, Sangre de Cristo Art Center. They loved to escape to the “Krause Time Out” (or Judy’s “dollhouse”) in Beulah where they enjoyed nature, gardening and hosting. They loved to expand their family’s horizons through travel to Europe, Alaska, Mexico and ski destinations.
Judy’s legacy and love will endure in those who love and miss her. For the wonderful care given to Judy, a special thank you to long-time caregivers, Cece and Grant Salazar.
There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1:30 p.m. Saturday, January 14, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St., with Pastor Nancy Smith officiating. Her final resting place will be at the Beulah Cemetery aside her husband, Bill. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Rosemount Museum or First Presbyterian Church through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. RIP, my good friend. You led a remarkable life. My condolences to all the Krause children. I will always remember the loyalty to the Centennial Football Program as well as Centennial High School. All good memories.
    Tom Brockman

  2. Judy Krause will be sorely missed by neighbors at Lynda Commons HOA where she lived the passed few years! She was known to all as a gentle sweet sole & all prayers are extended to her family! Rest in well deserved Peace, Judy!!

  3. This is the final chapter in my relationship with Bill and Judy. I first met Bill and his sister Catherine in kindergarten at Thatcher School back in about 1942. Bill and I have been best of friends ever since. I first met Judy when the two were dating in Fort Collins, Colorado. I was honored to be their “Best Man” in their wedding. We have continued to be close friends over the years through Bill’s passing and now Judy’s. I have missed our family togetherness and I will continue to reminisce about the good times we had over the years. They were great friends; may they rest in Peace.

  4. My deepest sympathy to the Krause family. Mrs. Krause was a wonderful person and I hope the passage of time will ease her loss. Dr. and Mrs. Krause are together once again and this should make all of us smile. 🙂 Whenever I’m in Pueblo, I still drive by the Krause family home on High Street and reminisce about playing football with Ken & Rich at Centennial, which included some visits to the Krause home. Time passes too quickly and we all have busy lives. I’d like to take this time to reflect and remember the complete life and recent passing of Mrs. Krause, and also Dr. Krause in 2012. RIP

    Respectfully……. BulldogPride 🙏

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