Martha J. Quillen

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October 21, 1925 ~ February 15, 2023

Born in: Pueblo, Colorado
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Martha J. Quillen completed her journey on earth, February 15, 2023. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles H. Quillen. She is loved and survived by her children, Lynda Quillen, Dennis (Johnetta) Quillen, Becky (Sam) Panariso, Chris (Ali) Quillen and Terri Baker; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. Martha’s passion and love was spent working at Seabel’s for over thirty years. She enjoyed interacting with customers and baking cookies for the staff every Saturday. The family has decided there will not be a memorial service, just private family celebrations to honor Martha’s life. The family encourages everyone to shop at Seabel’s in Martha’s name, in lieu of food or flowers, enjoy the place that Martha considered her second home and family. Online condolences,

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  1. Chris, I am so sorry to read about the passing of your mom. She was an awesome lady. I remember going in to Seabels on occasion and visiting with your mom. What a delightful woman!

  2. Our condolences to the Quillen family on the passing of this extraordinary lady.
    I’ve known of Martha my whole life because she was the maid of honor at my parent’s wedding. She gave the best hugs and always mentioned something about my mom each time I saw her at Seabels. I’m sure they all will enjoy catching up in heaven.
    Soar with the angels, Martha!

  3. Becky and family, so sorry for your loss but rejoice in her life. Her love and memories will always be with you.
    Kathie (Ozzello) and Guy Runco

  4. Seabel’s won’t be the same without Martha there at the cash register to finalize your purchase. Since I haven’t lived in Pueblo for some time, she was still there with “the girls” and a smile always for you. Rest in peace, Martha!
    Pattee (Kenyon) Williams, Pullman, WA

  5. I spent a lot of time at the Quillen home. Those of us who grew up on Alexander Circle were blessed to have moms like Martha who cared about and watched over all the neighborhood kids. My most vivid memory of your mom was her racing down the street after Chris split open his head. She couldn’t get there fast enough.
    A life well lived….. rest in eternal peace, Martha.

  6. Mrs Quillen was a remarkable person and she baked the most fabulous Waldorf Astoria cake ever! Rest well sweet woman. ❤️

  7. My memory of this remarkable woman stems back to the days of Christ the King catechism classes. Should my recollection serve me right, that would have been 5th or 6th grade.

    I was taught many, if not all my prayers, holy days of obligation, sacraments, and ten commandments by Mrs. Quillen.
    She made this mundane task somewhat bearable for me and many others.
    She had great report with her class and always smiled and greeted everyone.
    Got on her bad side ONE time and found she was not to be messed with.
    Seldom saw her after those grueling catechism days, but always remembered her.
    She served her God by teaching His ways to the youth of Christ the King and with students as myself in her class-
    I know she’s in Heaven…

    Jo and I offer our sincere condolences to the Quillen family.

    Bec, your mother lived a long, happy, productive life.
    She now walks the Wheat Fields at peace with her best friend.
    Be happy for Her…

  8. What a remarkable lady! I inspire to be like her in health, attitude and faith! She made the best snacks, cookies, and anything sweet! I’m sure Martha is watching over Seabel’s and loves seeing all her friends!

  9. I’m so sorry to hear of Martha’s passing. I loved her and was always welcomed by her beautiful smile. I always loved visiting with her. Blessings to Chris and the entire family. She was a true treasure.

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