Laurence Theodore 'Ted' Goetz died April 29, 2009, at University Park Care Center following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 24, 1937, in Chicago Ill., to Vincent and Mildred Goetz. Ted served in the U.S. Army three years including time during the Cold War and Cuban Missile Crisis. While spending one year in Korea, he volunteered his time teaching Korean students English. He was married to his college sweetheart Lenore Charlene (Swain) Goetz in Colorado Springs Oct. 19, 1963. Ted was active in his church at Pueblo's Christ the King Catholic Church as a member of the Knights of Columbus, church choir and as an usher. He was a painting contractor by trade in the Colorado Springs and Pueblo areas, however, Ted always said his most important job was being a husband and father. An avid model railroader, he spent much of his free time chasing trains on the Joint Line and building models in his basement. Taking road trips throughout Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico with Charlene was one of his favorite activities. He enjoyed picnics and barbecues with family in the backyard. He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Jeanne Nonko; and brother-in-law, Jon Nonko. Ted is survived by his wife, Lenore 'Charlene'; three sons, Michael 'Mike' (Adrienne) Goetz, Pueblo, John Goetz, Salida and Paul (Denise) Goetz, Salida; grandson Marcus Goetz, Salida; sister, Mary (Larry) Koch, Grove, Okla.; sister-in-law, Mariem Lenfest, Kiowa; aunt, Florence Waltman, Cañon City; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services have been made through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors and the funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2009, at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1708 Horseshoe Dr. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Condolences from both of us in this difficult time. Sending peace and comfort from everyone at Coyote’s.

  2. Charlene

    I remember visiting Teddy in Chicago all these many years ago and watching him working his trains with Uncle Vince.

    Teddy was a good sport! He was patient with Uncle Bill’s kids despite our great age difference.

    I remember when Uncle Bill (my father) was ill. You and Ted visited Florence and Bill and helped them through those hard years. What a blessing.

    Thinking of you and the boys

    Larry-John and Jean Waltman

  3. Dear Charlene and family,

    Though we knew each other for only a short time, I feel very close to you. Charlene, you were a wonderful wife to Ted, and I know from your love that yours was a great marriage. Please take comfort in the love of your family and friends for Ted and for you.

    Love,
    Sandra

  4. To all friends and family, we hope that your grief will be eased remembering all the wonderful memories that you shared together. May he rest in peace. Ed and Barb West

  5. To all of your Family just know what A Wonderful Man Ted Was. I enjoyed His Sense of Humor and He was Joy taking care of while I was Employed at UPCC. He will be Missed.

    God Bless

    Michael Cross RN

  6. To all of your Family just know what A Wonderful Man Ted Was. I enjoyed His Sense of Humor and He was Joy taking care of while I was Employed at UPCC. He will be Missed.

    God Bless

    Michael Cross RN

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