May 28, 1922 ~ April 16, 2022

Born in: Meade, KS
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Martha “Marty” Lemen, mom and Mo-Mo, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2022, to join God and her adoring husband, Norman Charles Lemen. She is preceded in death by Norm; her beloved baby boy, Harley Dale,; son-in-law, Gene Granato; and seven brothers and sisters. Marty was born in Meade, Kan. May 28, 1922, and while determined to mark a century, she was 48 days short of reaching her 100th birthday – a long, beautiful and distinguished life. Having lived through the Depression and assuming great responsibility working on a farm with her family, she was so grateful for every one of life’s generous gifts. Marty received her nursing diploma from Grace Hospital in Hutchinson, Kan., volunteered for service in World War II but wasn’t called and ended up falling in love with a patient, who would later become her husband of 62 years. They raised two devoted daughters, Sherry Richert and Jody (Granato) Hugley, moving from Wichita, Kan., to Pueblo, Colo., in 1967, a family that enjoyed being together, camping, hiking, golfing, boating, fishing and skiing. They were active in Epworth Methodist church in Wichita, Kan., transferring their love for God and community to First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo in 1968 where Marty was still a member until she passed. With a giving heart and a need to serve, Marty dedicated many years to families at Pueblo Manor Nursing Home, later becoming the RN in charge at the Student Health Center at Colorado State University of Pueblo (formerly Southern Colorado State College.) After retiring in the late 80’s, she remained active, loving the outdoors and gardening, focusing her passion on her family including four grandchildren, Todd (Alison) Granato, Chad (Lori) Richert, Bret (Estella) Granato, Cory (Mark) Vasquez and seven adoring great-grandchildren (Dylan, Kennedy, Evan, Avery, Gwen, Jack and Rosemary.) Marty was famous for Sunday homemade pizza nights and German ballads. We will love you and miss you mom and Mo-Mo, and to honor our matriarch, we ask that donations be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America http://www.hdsa.org in her memory.  Funeral service, 1 p.m. Friday, April 22, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, 220 W. 10th St.  Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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Funeral Service: April 22, 2022 1:00 pm

First Presbyterian Church
220 W. 10th Street
Pueblo, CO 81004

719-542-1552

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  1. Martha and I played golf together at city park. She was such a sweet lady, I always did enjoy her comapny.
    I also remember meeting her at Starbucks one day, as she needed to get out of her house for a showing.
    That was after her husband had passed away. I am so sorry for your loss. Sincerely Bettie

  2. CandleImageLots of love and prayers to all of your family.

    Your Momo lead a beautiful, blessed life and she knew she was loved dearly.

    Our condolences.
    The Harinck family

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