Judith M. Frankenburger

judith frankenburger

October 26, 1926 ~ October 8, 2015

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Judith M. Frankenburger, RN, BSN, MSN, 88, passed away Oct. 8, 2015. Survived by sister, Sophie Lee of England; daughters, Pauline (Walter) Menge of Pueblo and Valerie (Dwayne) Cannon of Texarkana, Tex.; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and special 'adopted' daughter, Connie Oelrich. Preceded in death by loving husband of 50 years, H.L. Frankenburger. Judith was born in London, England on October 26, 1926, was in the British Air Force WWII where she met her husband. She became a naturalized citizen in 1948, and began her nursing career in 1971 at Parkview Hospital as an LPN in the ER department and also ran the dialysis unit. Judith then became the director of nursing for Southeast Colorado Hospital and guided the hospital to JCAHO accreditation. Her nursing career continued at Saint Anthony's Hospital in Denver and emergency department supervisor in La Junta. She received her BSN from CSUP and her MSN degree at Regis University Denver. Judith taught courses at PCC and at the age of 71 she started as a volunteer at AARP where she implemented many new programs including the 55 Alive Safe Driving courses. She also volunteered for SRDA as a SHIP Guidance Counselor until her health made her quit. She received many awards including the 2006 Ethel Andrus Award, Nurse of the Year, induction into the CNA Hall of Fame to name a few. She was selected as the 2014 Senior Citizen of the Year by the Pueblo Area Agency on Aging Selection Committee of which she was extremely proud. Judith was a shining example of what makes an outstanding volunteer with her dedication, reliability and attention to details. She was a member of the Nursing Association, Past President of AMA and CMA, SRDA, and AARP to name a few. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, at Park Hill Baptist Church, 4235 Parkhill Place, with Reverend Cox officiating. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to SRDA of Pueblo, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Hi Pauline, i’m so sorry for judy’s passing. I moved to Fort Scott, Kansas April 1 of this year. Before leaving town I stopped to see Judy in the nursing home. She was such a lovely lady. We had a good visit and the day that I was there she was very lucid. We had a very good talk. I left the nurses association history book with her as I think she was quite a motivating person for me to get this done. I love Judy she was a great lady and lots of energy and we overcame many things with our nurses association because we worked together. She was a joy. My husband Kerry and I will continue to have great memories about Judy. Love you and God bless.

  2. My husband and I took several classes with Judy as the teacher. She kept us on the subject and we learned much in a short time. She will be missed in the community and we are glad to have known her.

  3. I met Judy when she answered my call for volunteers some 17 years ago when we started up the AARP Info Center. When she agreed to volunteer to manage the center, I couldn’t believe it. We were asking a lot for a volunteer and Judy did the job and more. Through out the years of working with Judy, I came to respect her knowledge and dedication. She was a tough little gal so full of energy and she had a way of saying exactly what was on her mind. She touched the lives of so many people throughout her volunteer work, I couldn’t even begin to count them. She will have a special place in my heart and I will miss her a lot.

  4. I am deeply saddened for the family at the loss of this beloved mother to Pauline and Valerie and positive role model to the rest of the close family members. She was a caring and generous person in all that she did. Wishing you peace and fond memories as you gather together in unity.

  5. To the Family of Judy, my thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a very special lady and touched many lives through her lifetime of healing. Rejoice in her life and that she will always be part of you. God Bless

  6. My prayers and condolences go out to the Frankenberger family. How wonderful to lead such an interesting life. Pauline may all of the happy times and memories get you through this difficult time. I am praying for comfort and peace for all of you.

  7. Judy was a very special person who touched the lives of countless individuals. I had the honor of working with her at PCC and my life is forever enriched because of it. She is truly going to be missed. My condolences to the family. May you find peace in your memories, strength in your family and friends, and comfort in knowing that she will always be a part of you.

  8. My condolences go out to the family. I knew Mrs Franken burger through Pauline. She was always happy and full of life. Her laughter was contagious. I know she in a better place but she will be truly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Pauline I love you and I would say take care of yourself but you have Wally and we know he already does.

  9. To the family of Judy Frankenberger: I send my condolences to you on the passing of Judy. She was a dear friend, fellow student, mentor and nursing buddy to me for the years that she worked at the LaJunta Hospital. Blessings to all of you. Fannie Thomas

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