Martha 'Marti' Flower, 63, passed away Sept. 8, 2006. Survived by her daughters, Marguerite (Everett) Even II, Sherri Lombard and Jennifer Flower, all of Pueblo; special companion Doug Dailey of Pueblo; siblings, Danny (Vera) Diaz of Westcliffe, Colo., Angie (Dave) Ortega of Greeley, Colo., Connie (Luz) Sanchez of Salida, Colo., Sarah (John) Garcia of Minnesota, Eva (Jan) Bolden of Salida, Colo. and Johnnie (Lawrence) Grisham of Tucson, Ariz.; grandchildren, Melissa Crowell-Even, Dillon Crowell-Even, Aubrey Lombard, Hailey Crowell-Even, Wyatt Crowell-Even; 21 nieces and nephews; 51 great nieces and great nephews; 37 great-great nieces and great-great nephews; and other special people in her life, Tom Crowell, Becky Gonzales, Dave Flower, Janet Myers, Troy Perry, Mary Wells, Everett Lombard, Carol and Warren Lombard. Preceded in death by her loving son, Jon Crowell in 1988; parents, Joseph and Aurelia Diaz; brother, Ernie Diaz; close friends, Father Richard O'Toole, Catherine, Tom and Bob O'Toole. Marti was born Sept. 18, 1942, in Chicago. She was dedicated to care-giving. Marti enjoyed playing volleyball for recreational leagues, baton twirling and tap dancing. She also enjoyed music, especially Elvis, Eagles and Stevie Nicks. The family thanks Parkview Hospital's third floor cancer unit for their generous and heartfelt care given to Marti. Also, special thanks to Dr. Greg Berryman, Dr. Travis Archuleta and their staff and the staff at Rocky Mountain Cancer Center. Viewing from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, with the family present from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Rosary, 6 p.m. Tuesday and funeral Mass, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday with the Reverend Father John O'Flynn as celebrant. Both services at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand. Interment will follow the Mass at Ula Cemetery in Westcliffe. Online condolences,

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  1. Mom, i am missing you so much at this time. This is a hard time this upcoming week for a friend of mine that lost her husband. I know you all are welcoming him with open arms. I love you so much mom and thank you for watching over the family. RIP MOM Happy Mothers Day on Sunday!!!!

  2. Hi Marguerite,

    Sorry for your loss, perhaps she will be pain free and happier now.

    Will and family

  3. Marguerite,

    My sympathy goes out to you and all your family. The pain you feel is never greater than in times like this. In all you do, remember to take one day at a time and on the really difficult days, take time to rejoice in the memories of the special times you shared with your mom.


  4. Marguerite,

    I am so sorry to hear about your Mother! My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your sister!


  5. Marguerite,
    We are all very sad to hear about Marti’s passing. I have not seen Marti since 1969 and remember her fun and full of life. I hope everyone can do the same.

  6. To The Family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

    My prayer to our dear Lord is.. that he will give you comfort and strength to get you thru these hard times.

    C.C. Daryl, & Jeremy Wood

  7. Hi Marguerite,
    I am very sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I hope that you and your family are comforted by the memories that you keep with you.
    Best wishes,
    Rosi Mosher

  8. Marguerite and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I so remember your mom just like it was yesterday, we were growing up in Lamar. Your mom was such a friend to everyone that knew here. Her love for life effected everyone in the room. She has passed this on to you girls. God Bless,

  9. Dear Marguerite, Sherri, and family, We are very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very special person. Marie, Bud, Valerie, Ann and families.

  10. You are all in my prayers as marti was from the first day i met her. Shaundra RN 5th floor Parkview Gyn. I would like to share a verse: Revelations 7:15-17
    Therefor are they before the throne of god, and serve him day and night in his temple: and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more, neither shall the sun light on them, nor the heat. For the lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of water:and god shall wipe all tears from thier eyes. God bless.

  11. Marguerite, Sherri & Jennifer,

    Words cannot express how deeply sorry we are for the loss of your mom. She was a very special woman and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. I hope that knowing that she is now in Heaven with Jon and God brings you at least a little bit of peace.

    Love you all,

    Kelly, Tonya, Bryce & Keyen Nusser

  12. Sherri: Mothers are best friends and I know how hard it is to loose your best friend. My prayers are with you and your family.

  13. We are very sorry for your loss. No matter how prepared you are, you are never prepared. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers. Please if you need anything at all,call anytime day or nite. the Golob family

  14. Les and i are so sorry for the loss of your mother, she will be greatly missed. may God bless all three of you girls.

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