Marilyn Joan Kilgore, 78, passed away Jan. 1, 2010. Survived by her children, Patrice (Gene) Harrison of Pueblo, Kimm (Joel) Woltjen of Windsor, Colo. and Jeff (Cathy) Kilgore of Morrison, Colo.; brother, John Hoffman of Belmont Shores, Calif.; grandchildren, Koryn Harrison, Thomas 'T.C.' Harrison, James Woltjen, Michael Woltjen, Devin Kilgore, Kyler Kilgore and Lisa Kilgore; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Thomas J. 'Tom' Kilgore in 1996; and sister, Betty Lindgren. Marilyn was born to Phillip and Estelle Hoffman on Sept. 30, 1931, in Sioux City, Iowa. She and Tom married March 25, 1956, in Sioux City. Marilyn taught 33 years at Ben Franklin Elementary where she was a charter teacher. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church and she enjoyed singing in the church choir. She was also a member of PEO Chapter CI and Easter Star. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 3:15 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court St., with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Mrs. Kilgore was my fifth grade teacher and my favorite teacher of all time. It was my best year of school at Ben Franklin Elementary in 1986. She will never be forgotten.

  2. To all of Marilyn’s family,
    It was my honor to work with your mother as a nurse, as well as to become a good friend. Her wit, humor and love will be missed deeply. Certainly a loving friend and light has gone from my life. My prayers and condolences are with every one of you. May God bless you.

  3. Dear Patrice, Jeff and Family,
    My heart goes out to you at this difficult time. I remember “Mrs Kilgore” so fondly from my time at Ben Franklin as well as my time spent with you Patrice during our school years. Please know there are so many people thinking of you at this time and wishing you peace despite the sadness. Mrs Kilgore touched so many people and made a difference in so many lives. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Terri (Murphy) Ziemba

  4. We were sorry to hear about Marilyn. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. She was a wonderful lady and creative teacher. Richard D. Robb and daughters Janet Murphy and Jo Anne Purkey

  5. My deepest sympathy goes out Mrs. Kilgore’s family. She was teacher at Ben Franklin in the last 80s. She was such and fun teacher. will never forget her. Jenn Q

  6. I am so sorry to hear the passing of Mrs. Kilgore. She was my 6th grade teacher that I adored. She always had a smile on her face. My condolences to the family.

  7. Some sorrows echo even unto the farthest reach. Wishing you hope
    in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Thinking of you.

    With Heartfelt Sympathy
    Betty Schmidt and Marty Miller

  8. Mrs. Kilgore was my choir teacher at Ben Franklin in the 60’s and I thought she was so beautiful. My condolences to the family.

  9. I was so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Kilgore. She certainly made a difference in my life as a student of hers 45 years ago. 6th grade can sometimes be a challenging time in a child’s life and I remember Mrs. Kilgore always being there to help, both academically and personally. She will be fondly remembered.

  10. Dear Kimm, Patrice and Jeff,

    You have our deepest sypathy on the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  11. Dearest Jeff, Patrice and Kimm,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Marilyn. Heartfelt condolenses are sent to you. Regardless of the situation, it is very hard to lose our mothers. It has been six years since we lost your Aunt Betty. I know how difficult and painful this is for you. She may now be released from her painful body, but her absense from this world will be felt forever. She will live in your hearts always. I am so very sorry for your loss. Cousin Beth

  12. Dear Kimm, Patrice and Jeff,
    Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I have fond memories of her, as I do of all of you. She was always so dynamic and fun-loving and will be sorely missed. My love and prayers are with you at this time, Patti Phelps Rae

  13. Mrs. Kilgore was my 6th grade teacher. I have fond memories of her. She was an excellent teacher. I hope my students remember me 20+ years later as I remember her. So sorry for your loss. She touched many many lives.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss!!! I cared very much for your mom, and
    I’m sorry to hear that she is gone. I’m happy to have meet her! Marilyn will forever be in my heart.

  15. I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Mrs. Kilgore. I pray that God will touch each of you during this difficult time.

  16. I was very surprised and sad to see Mrs. Kilgore had passed. I had very memorable moments from my time in her class at Ben Franklin more than 20 years ago. My condolensces go to her family and friends.

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