October 16, 1952 ~ July 2, 2021

Born in: Cincinnati, OH
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

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Kathleen Sue Nilsen

October 16, 1952 – July 2, 2021

Kathleen was born October 16, 1952, at Good Sam Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Kathleen’s mother was Leah Charlene Ivey (maiden name) and her biological father was Donald Louis Boenitch. Kathleen spoke of Bill Amero as her father and did not speak of any other father. Kathleen is survived by mother Leah Amero and father Bill Amero; brother, Danny (Sharon) Amero; husband, Stan Nilsen; children, William (Christy) Hill and Jennifer Erskine; step-children, Jennifer Nilsen, Katherine (Conner) Parsons and Bradley Nilsen; 11 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by brother, David Boenitch; infant brother, Donald Eugene Amero; and beloved grandmother, Lorraine Ivey. Kathleen battled with dementia which started as Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). It was a difficult disease for someone who loved to socialize and had excellent things to say.

Kathleen was awarded her Bachelor of Science degree May 13, 1989, from Mesa State College. Her studies were in Accounting and on January 12, 1994, she was recognized as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Colorado. She spent over 20 years in public accounting in both Texas and Colorado and served as unpaid treasurer of the East Hatchet Ranch Home Owners Association for many years.

Kathleen enjoyed her family and especially babies. She longed to spend more time sewing, gardening, and preparing for holidays especially Christmas. Music was big in her life and she often sang along with a beautiful voice. Kathleen was an excellent dancer and she and Stan enjoyed many good times on the dance floor.

Bible study was a consistent part of Kathleen’s life. She enjoyed the fellowship found in Bible study and the stability provided by study of God’s Word. Since a child she attended church and was an active contributor in nursery, Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and hospitality ministry. Her faith did not waiver even to the end of her life, her love was strong.

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  1. CandleImageMiss you every day. My heart in the clouds.πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™

    • Death divides families…. I am sorry for her and her immediate family members loss. No dis respect meant.

  2. CandleImageI am very fortunate to have known Kathleen, she was smart and caring, and always treated me like family. It was so sad to see her decline with this terrible disease. I pray and take comfort knowing that she is in a better place now and pain free. Kathleen you are loved and missed. My heart and prayers go out to Stan and family that they might find peace and comfort during such a difficult time.

  3. CandleImageKathy was the epitome of unconditional love.
    I met Kathy when her and my cousin Stan showed up at my apartment door. It was not long after my mother had passed from cancer. It was like I had known her my whole life. She and Stan made me feel a part of their family and got me through some really rocky times.
    I have so many good memories of love and laughter. My thoughts and prayers are with Stan and her parents and Jennifer and all that loved her. We all lost a sweet angel as heaven gained one.

  4. CandleImageI knew Kathleen from Sunday School of Pueblo First of The Nazarene. I was so blessed to meet her and Stan, her husband. They invited me and husband to their house several times where had a good times together. They took us to a mountain and ate in the resto for hubby’s birthday.
    Also , I remember she and Stand gave me a gift of Christmas ( a necklace with cross) and I love it ,πŸ’•, thanks a lot. Her life was a blessing for us and others.
    Sending prayers and big hug for Stan and her families for strength, comfort, and peace mind, because she is with Lord Jesus now, no pain anymore.

  5. CandleImageI met Kathy when she came to Amarillo to celebrate her Mother’s birthday. Kathy was one of the nicest ladies I have ever met. I made white chocolate popcorn with milk chocolate drizzled over it for her dear Mother’s birthday. Kathy loved it, so after that I tried to make big pans of it when they would come to Amarillo, and an extra pan so that she could take it home with her. She also enjoyed my red pepper jelly. These are memories I will always have of this loving friend. My heart really hurts for your family, but not for you Dear Friend. You are now free to dance with the Angels and Praise Our Lord! I will see you again My Friend.

  6. CandleImageDanny Amero (sis always referred to me as her little brother with a reather large smile on her face as I stood there looking over to top of her head with a smile on my face ) I love sis and will miss you tremendously till we are together once again on the other side of the fence where we both be smiling… in the presence of the lord.

  7. CandleImageI remember Kathy from our Nazarene church ,and our ss class where she would share many of her views , most of which we mutually seemed to share. Also at several get together’s out at their home. Kathy was a splendid host ,and made sure we were all taken care of ,well fed ,an would make sure we took some delicious food home with us . Kathy loved music ,and liked to talk hymns with others who liked music. It is so tragic that she succumbed to this terrible dementia , but she is with with the Lord Jesus now fully restored ,and singing with the celestial choir. l am so glad to have known her for albeit a brief time , but l am left with good memories of Kathy Nilsen. Her life was a blessing for us all, and l am a richer person for knowing her. God Bless …

  8. Kathy and I were good friends when she lived on the western slope in Colorado. She was so fun to be around, loved her smile and wonderful sense of humor. Was in several Bible study groups with her, very wise lady. My condolences to her family. She is loved and missed.

  9. I was blessed to meet Kathy and help care for her. I have been fiends with her daughter Jennifer for the past 10 years. I have had the opportunity to get to know Stan and have watched how he loves and cares for his family. I am praying for peace and comfort knowing Kathy loved the lord and is an angel in heaven.

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