N. Lorraine Sheets, 80, passed away June 8, 2007. Survived by her husband, Dan Sheets and numerous close friends around the globe. Lorraine and Dan would have celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary on June 10. Also survived her siblings, Coy Lee (Dale) Yeatts of Meadows of Dan, Va., Fred (Ines) Yeatts of Bedford, Mass., Edna Ann (John) Copenhaver of Chugiak, Alaska, Virginia Dare (Sheldon) Cohen of Topeka, Kans., Geraldine (Joe) Scardo of Clintwood, Va. and Sandra (Jim) Dean of Charlotte, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by sister, Arlene Banks; brothers, Charles Yeatts and Jim Yeatts; and two infant sisters. Born Sept. 5, 1926, in Meadows of Dan, Va., Lorraine was one of 12 children born to Coy O. and Mary Lee Yeatts. She started her career as an elementary school teacher in Virginia. Later she taught second grade in Pueblo for three years at Lakeview Elementary School and then 30 years at Lincoln Elementary school. She retired in 1982. She was a member of National Education Association, Colorado Education Association, Pueblo Retired School Employees Association and the Friday Lunch Club. Lorraine was an avid supporter of everything Dan did, including his general contracting business, B&S Excavating and Holiday Pools. She and Dan loved to travel and entertain. They also enjoyed yard work and were proud of the Pueblo Beautiful Association award they won in 1990. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 11 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with Pastor Darron Wilson officiating. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Al Kaly Shrine-Transportation Fund through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Dan,
    My mother, Marguerite Burns McDonald, your cousin, and I, Carol Sue, her daughter, have fond memories of Aunt Nellie and Uncle Blake.
    Both my mother and I want you to know we are thinking of you and keeping all the family in our prayers at this difficult time. I know Lorraine will show you she is with you still, in so many ways.
    You have our love,
    Carol Sue

  2. She was an great teacher. I will always remember when I had her as a 2nd. grade teacher.We had the honor of walking to her home and eating lunch there.Even back then there were not many teachers that would do that with thier students.She well be missed.
    Mary Beth

  3. Dan, I will always remember that day outside the Old House when a friend and I walked up as you and Lorraine were preparing to leave and you stopped and gave us the delicious raspberry drink that the two of you made with your own berries which you grew in Pueblo.That label with your names on it is on display in the house in Meadows of Dan in which Lorraine was born

  4. Mrs. Sheets was my second grade teached nearly forty years ago at Lincoln. I remember her being quiet, dignified, and soft spoken. I well remember he blonde hair an how nicely she always dressed. Also, I remember her taking us on a field trip to her home, then down the street from the school. She gave each of us eskimo pies while showing us her pool. Mrs Sheets even attempted to arrange for us children to have a swim day at her house, but due to insurance reasons, Mr. Hren, the school principle would not allow it.

  5. Dear Dan,
    I grew up across the street from your folks on Orman Ave. and went to school at Lake View. I did not have Lorraine as a teacher, but I remember her and how kind and pleasant she was to everyone. I am sorry to hear of her passing and will keep her and you in my prayers. Bob Stofac

  6. Dear Dan and Family we are very sorry for the loss of Lorraine she was a great lady and everyone will miss her.

  7. We are sorry Dan and you have our love and prayersl, and we would love to be there, but we are not able.

  8. We were saddened to hear of Lorraine’s death and know that she will be remembered with love by all who knew her. We want her husband and family to know that our thoughts and prayers will be with them at this sorrowful time. Jeanette and Roland

  9. Lorraine was a dear aunt. She brought warmth and love to our family, and always made us feel a part of hers.
    We will miss her very much. Our sympathies go out to Lorraine’s siblings and family, who will be comforted by their wonderful memories.

  10. Gerry, I just wanted you to know that my prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. May the great memories of your sister be celebrated and embraced. God Bless. Jessie Johnson

  11. Gerry, Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this time. Death leaves A Hearthache No one can Heal. Love Leaves A Memory No One Can Steal. May Love Keep you and your Family in time to come. Norma & Sam Patton

  12. Please accept our sincere sympathy on Lorraines death. May your many happy memories help to sustain you.

  13. My sincere condolences to Mrs. Sheets family. Mrs Sheets was the first teacher I had when I was transferred to Lincoln Elementary School in the 70’s. She was a teacher that I have never and will never forget. May God bless you all during this sad time.

  14. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I had Mrs. Sheets as a second grade teacher in 1976-1977 at Lincoln Elem. She was a wonderful teacher. So caring, loving, and kind. She treated each of us children as if we were her own. She touch my life in ways that I will never be able to explain. She will be deeply missed by who knew her.
    Ann (Sloan) Dinkel

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