Loretta M. Kennedy, 74, passed away May 10, 2014 surrounded by her family. Loving mother of Ronetta (Mike) Falletta of Pueblo, Mike (Reba) Harriman of Pueblo West and Mark (Jobeth) Harriman of Pueblo. Also survived by her loving sister, Delphine Becker of Denver; loving companion, Jim Carleo; grandchildren, Nick Falletta, Greg (Michelle) Harriman, Ashley (Colin) Flowers, Kenny Harriman and Zach Harriman; great-grandchildren, Chloe Flowers and Blake Harriman; numerous nieces and nephews; and special four-legged friend, Puddy. Loretta was born March 8, 1940, in Walsenburg, Colo., to John and Mary Bocim. She attended Huerfano County High School where she had achieved numerous awards including a college scholarship for her musical abilities. She was the district liaison with Pueblo Legislators for Pueblo District 60 and later an administrative assistant for Colorado State Hospital. She took pride in her community as a devoted Pueblo County Commissioner and community leader. Loretta was a former PEDCO board member, past chairwoman for United Way of Pueblo and a former board member of Lower Arkansas Water Conservancy. Her greatest accomplishment, however, was raising her three children and working closely with many community leaders to make Pueblo a better place to live. She was a tireless advocate for everyone. Her family will miss her as will the entire Pueblo community. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 15, 2014, at Praise Assembly of God, 2000 Troy Ave., with the Rev. Msgr. James Koenigsfeld officiating. Special thank you to Dr. Dawod and the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center as well as staffs at Sangre de Cristo Hospice and Life Care Center for their care for Loretta. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. What a beautiful person Loretta was! The community has lost a wonderful advocate. She was always willing to help me during my TV News days and I had come to respect her as a local politician immensely. Thank you, Loretta, for everything, including landing me that job interview at the state capitol! I know you had something to do with that!

  2. We knew Loretta through our cousin Jim. Our prayers will be with her family and friends. Shelly and Fred Shisler and Clint Snider. She was so special.

  3. 16 May 2014, We will miss Loretta’s smile and her cheerfulness. On Sunday we will light a candle in her memory at St Pius Church. We offer our sympathy to the family. She was very special as we began our life.

  4. Our heartfelt condolences to Cousins Ronetta & Mike & all of Loretta’s family. We pray you find comfort & peace in your wonderful memories of this special lady. Though we didn’t have the pleasure of knowing Loretta personally, we knew her through Ronetta & all the wonderful words from others about her. Much love & God’s Blessings to your family… Kathy Salimeno & Bev Deleon

  5. It is with heavy hearts we express our condolences to Loretta!s family. What an inspiration she was to many. Pueblo has lost one of it!s finest citizens. May God bless each of you.

    Respectfully, McCulley-Sedillo Family.

  6. My condolences to Loretta’s family. She was a great role model for me, I worked with her at the state hospital as a volunteer 23 years ago and still remember her very kind words to me as a young mother; “never stop believing that you could achieve anything” I will always be greatful to her. J.A

  7. Mark and Jobeth,
    Our deepest condolences. We are sorry to hear of your loss and will keep you in our prayers. Scott and Kathleen Clementi
    Matthew 11:28
    “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

  8. Mike, Reba, & Zach
    We will be out of town on Thursday but send our deepest sympathy and are so sorry for your loss, for you and your family!!
    Love & Hugs Rich and Connie

  9. I pray God will give soothing, peaceful comfort to each heart of those grieving the loss of this wonderful person, Loretta.

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