Lila Louise Fitzgerald, 80, of Pueblo, passed away on August 2, 2009. Lila was born on June 16, 1929, the only child of Madalyn Rose and Fred C. Sullivan. She is survived by her three sons, Mark Stephen (Mary) Fitzgerald of Houston, TX, Michael Stuart Fitzgerald of Steubenville, Ohio, and Douglas Matthew Fitzgerald of Pueblo; her sister, Juanita Park of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren, April L. Fitzgerald, Joseph B. (Devin) Hunter, and Allen B. (Candace) Hunter, all of Houston, Joseph T. (Irene) Fitzgerald of St. George, Utah, and Alexandra D. Fitzgerald of Steubenville. Lila is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Lila Josephine and Ava Catherine Fitzgerald of St. George; Evie M., Jackson C. and Brock S. Hunter of Houston. Lila was a 1947 graduate of Canon City High School and received her diploma from the Seton School of Nursing of Colorado Springs in 1950. She received her B.S. in behavioral sciences from Southern Colorado State College in 1969. She married Robert Fulton Fitzgerald on January 2, 1951, in Canon City. Robert preceded her in death on October 27, 2006. Lila was a registered nurse for St. Thomas More Hospital of Canon City; the Community Clinic of Pueblo; the Weld County Health Department of Greeley, CO; and Parkview Episcopal Hospital. She taught in the practical nursing program at Southern Colorado State College from 1970 to 1973. She served Pueblo Community College as an instructor and director in the psychiatric technician program from 1973 until her retirement in 1983. 'My life has been wonderful, with all my important hopes and dreams fulfilled,' Lila wrote for her class of 1947 50th reunion book. 'I wanted to be a nurse, a wife, a mother and a grandmother. . . .I thank God for the many blessings we have.' Donations may be made in memory of Lila to the No Kill Animal Shelter, 800 N. Pueblo Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81003. There will be no viewing. Service, 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, in Pueblo. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Fitzgerald Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was one of my psych tech teachers so many years ago, 1976-1977 to be exact. I found out many years later that your mother went to school with my mother inlaw in Canon City, Co. They have been friends for many years.
    Please accept my sympathy. I pray God gives your family peace and comfort.
    Terry Todd

  2. I know words are only a small gesture of support; perhaps memories of your Mother will comfort you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this sorrowful time.

    Tammy

  3. Mark,

    We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What an incredible blessing that her boys were by her side! Oh, to know that her last breath here on earth was her first breath before the Lord is what will sustain you when the ache of your heart seems to be too much!

    Praying for you and your family.

    Christ’s love and ours,
    The Kitchen Family

  4. I understand that Mark, Michael and Doug were with Lila at her passing. Would that every parent receive such a fine final blessing!

    To you three, to all of her family and to all who loved her, I offer my deepest sympathies.

  5. My condolences to your family. Lila was my Psych Tech instructor in 1976. She inspired me to go on and become a registered nurse, she touched the lives of many of her students. I worked my way through school at Dons Cafe, she used to proudly bring her family in to eat, She was a cool lady.

  6. Dear Mark and family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your mother was a very special lady and I enjoyed the times when she came to Houston for a visit. I know you have some great memories.
    Karen and Ray

  7. Mark, please know that my prayers are with you, your brothers and your families that your memories of your mother will fill your hearts with gladness,not sadness and you will find comfort in rejoicing in her wonderful life.

  8. Mark, please know that my prayers are with you, your brothers and your families that your memories of your mother will fill your hearts with gladness,not sadness and you will be able to rejoice in her wonderful life.

  9. I know your Mom was a special person and you will miss her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this time of sorrow. Mike and Terri Pearce

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