October 6, 1933 ~ June 9, 2010
Loa 'Dee' McCabe-Radloff, looked into the eyes of her Savior on June 9, 2010, at the age of 77. A woman of faith, courage and strength our Mom found her greatest happiness in her relationship with Jesus Christ. With her many Bibles ragged and torn from study, she was always amazed at the revelation it held. Whether sharing passages with her Bible study group at her church or spending timeless hours discussing Scriptures with her family, she will forever be remembered as a true woman of faith. Loa 'Dee' (Greene) was born in Logan, Kansas on October 6, 1933. Growing up on a farm with 6 brothers and sisters instilled in her the importance and value of family. Her memories of her siblings and the ups and downs of farm life left an indelible mark on the way the she lived her life and raised her own family. Just out of high school and madly in love she married Raymond McCabe on June 3, 1951. Through this union they raised three children - Terri, Christy and Marty. Our father Raymond passed away on July 29, 1981. Mom later married Louis Radloff and they enjoyed many happy years together until his passing on January 31, 2003. Our mother was a woman of many talents. She was a wonderful artist. Her china and mixed media paintings adorn several homes of her family and friends. She had many different jobs throughout her life, always making sure that after she returned home from work each day her family was well taken care of. Whether standing over the stove preparing meals or leaning over a sewing machine, she took pride and joy in caring for what was most important, her family. Her greatest gift from God, she often said, was the gift of her children. Our Mother wasn't just our 'Mom', she was our best friend. Mom never met a stranger. If you needed anything at all she was there to lend a hand. She was blessed with countless friends. She loved you all dearly and you all hold a special place in her heart. The ladies in her Birthday group that met monthly to celebrate each of their birthdays were such a blessing to her, sharing lives and laughter. Her church family was so important to her. She enjoyed working in the Family Worship Center office, attending her Bible study classes and never missing a church function. Her Pastor, Dave Smith and his wife, Charissa were not only her source of guidance but also her friends. Special thanks to precious and dearly loved girlfriends, Dee Rafferty and Ann Villa, whose caring and companionship Dee treasured deeply. Bonnie and Larry Miller for the endless prayers and times shared together with Mom. And to her longtime Dear friend Sara Thomas whom she loved so very much. A special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice and her caring team, Allen, Noel and Janice, who took such wonderful care of Mom through her illness. There are so many people, too many to mention, that have touched Dee's life and she has always said that all of you are a blessing from God. What an awesome gift it is to be blessed by so many. Left to mourn her passing but joyful in knowing we will be reunited again, are her daughters, Terri (Jeffrey) Van Auken and Christy (Albert) Espinosa; and her son, Marty McCabe; grandchildren, Leslie (Margarito) Silva, Chad (Shan) Kruse, Amber (Brandon) Roepke, Tony (Cheryl) Espinosa and Tamara (Cedron) Smith; great-grandchildren, Brandon Colson, Alicia Hodges, Erin Meir, Israel, Zane, Jude, Cloe and Truitt Espinosa, Jordan and Joshua Smith, Isaiah Roepke, Chris, Taylor and Isabella Kruse; and six great-great grandchildren. Also survived by her brother, Jack Green; special nieces, Becky Madden, Sharon McGee and Roz Swan and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Alta Greene; her husbands, Raymond McCabe and Louis Radloff; brothers, Ross, Gene, and Don Greene; and two sisters, Mary Miller and Dorothy Beach. A celebration of Dee's life will be held at Family Worship Center with Pastor Dave Smith officiating on Sunday, June 13, 2010, at 4 p.m. Dee will be laid to rest in the family plot in Logan Kansas. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003, would be most appreciated. 'My life isn't over it has only just begun, Grieve only for a little while, I am in the presence of my Lord, And I am basking in His Glory.'