Mary Edith Theis, 89, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away April 28, 2005. Life began for Mary on Feb. 2, 1916, in Palisade, Colo., moved to Okla. in 1924 and returned to Colo. in 1938. She married Lewis J. Theis on April 17, 1937. Survived by her children, Sally (Lloyd) Hastings of Dunnigan, Calif., Carolyn (Jim) Koen and Sonny Lewis Theis, all of Pueblo; daughter-in-law, Ene Theis; 6 grandchildren, Eric, Raetta, Rena, Damian, Jalyn and Jim; and numerous great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband, Lewis; son, Carl; parents, Edith and Emmett Coleman; 2 brothers; and grandson, Shawn Theis. Mary enjoyed life and loved meeting new friends. She was a school teacher and retired after 35 years of service. She was proud of the fact that she kept in contact with some of her former students for over 60 years. Life member of Alpha Delta Kappa, International Honorary Teachers Sorority, life member of Adah Chapter # 34, O.E.S., White Shrine of Jerusalem, Order of the Amaranth, Dames of Malta, Ladies Society of Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen, Pueblo Locomotive and Rail Historical Society, Colorado Heritage Center, Jac-X-Pres and Irish Club. As per her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 3, 2005, at Roselawn Cemetery with Chaplain Dave Hamilton officiating. Those who desire may make memorial contributions to Sangre de Cristo Hospice C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003 Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Dear Sonny, Losing a mother is one of the deepest sorrows we will ever know.We have to believe our moms are not gone – just gone ahead. Your mom and my mom are sitting together in heaven and you and I will just have to catch up with them a little later. Your friend, Joe

  2. Mrs. Thies was my third grade teacher and I will always have fond memories of her. I still have a picture that my mom took of us in her classroom. She was a special lady. May God’s peace rest on your family.

  3. My deepest condolences are with you. I know only too well how difficult it is to lose your mom. Your mom was truly a great lady. You are in my prayers.

  4. My deepest condolences are with you. I know only too well how difficult it is to lose your mom. You are in my prayers.

  5. I’m sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful person. She’ll be greatly missed. She was an inspiration to me.

  6. Mrs.Theis was my third grade teacher. She was an unparalleled role model. Her wisdom continues to guide me. She had the perfect combination of firm but loving discipline. Although that was many years ago, she kept in touch through the years calling or sending a note to congratulate me on various successes in my life. I think of her often and many fond memories will live on in my heart.

  7. Dear Sonny & Family,
    We were very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember the times that we practiced at your house and how nice she was to all of us. Take care and God bless.
    Your friends always,
    Jimmy & Tammy Stuckey

  8. I am so sorry to hear of your loss, Mrs. Theis was my 3rd grade teacher at Hellbeck, out of all my teachers she is the one I remember the most, she seemed to always get through to me! What a nice lady.

  9. What a special Lady, 3rd grade teacher at Hellbeck School. The person that I am today is due to her never ending love and support. Will always remember all those special little things she did for her students. We have kept in contact thru the years with cards and gifts. She will always hold that special place in my heart and will always be in my thoughts. My prayers are with you all at this time. Patty Minkler

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