MaryHelen Derichsweiler, 80, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Aug. 25, 2013. Survived by her loving husband of 57 years, Eugene Joseph Derichsweiler; children, Gena Ryder, Dana (Xanthe) Derichsweiler, Erik (Tammy) Derichsweiler; grandchildren, Nicholaus (Jennifer), Nichole, Seth, Megan, Joshua, Sarah and Josh; great-grandson, Chase; special family friends in her life, Ann Oshiro and Bea Lobato. Preceded in death by son, Kirk 'Rocky' Derichsweiler; and brother, Louis Joseph Carlat, Jr. Born to Louis Joseph and Lucy Ellen (Foster) Carlat in Denison, Texas, on Aug. 2, 1933. MaryHelen taught Special Education and Home Economics and after raising four children, she was a well respected Realtor in the community for many years. Viewing and rosary, 7 p.m. today, Funeral Mass, 10 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, both services at Christ the King Catholic Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Father William Gleason as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to KRD Foundation in honor of her son, Kirk, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main Street, Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Condolences to the family. My only memory of my cousin Mary Helen was actually at her wedding! I was probably 5, but I remember my mom, her aunt and namesake, Helen Foster Hudnall having to leave the church because my baby brother, Stephen was crying. I was recently in Denison and visited the beautiful Catholic church there which is where I assume she and Eugene were married. My recollections of Mary Helen come from my Aunt Pat (Foster) Stout. She always kept up with her and told me about her. And I also knew her brother Joe. He and my brother Jerry were great friends. My sister Ellen and I recently looked Mary Helen up on Google as her daughter was moving to Colorado.

    Kitty Hudnall

  2. Mary Helen was my mothers niece. Pat Stout, my mother, is Lucy’s sister. She read the obituary in the Sherman Democrat newspaper. Mother wanted me to convey her sympathy to the family. She has fond memories of Mary Helen. She remembers her as really, really pretty and very smart. Please know that all of the Stout family has you in our prayers and thoughts. Laura Paige Stout

  3. I am sad for the loss of your mother, wife, grandmother and great grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with your family!

    Micki Catalino

  4. Gene, so sorry to hear about Mary Helen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Sheri Carlat Marshall

  5. Dear Eugene and Family,
    Micheal let all your MS relatives know about Mary Helen. We all were so very sorry. Mommy especially loved and thought so much of Mary Helen and when she would speak of her “beloved Texas” Mary Helen was always a part of her stories. I well remember being in your wedding and how wonderful it was and how special and beautiful. For some strange reason another of my memories are of you and Mary Helen showig me where your tatoo was and her telling me you had to remove it before the wedding!!
    I send my love to all and my prayers. Perhaps someday we will see you and get to meet everyone. My love, Suzanne Williams Yoste Scanlan

  6. To the Derichsweiler family. Many thoughts and prayers to you all at this time. I have many wonderful memories of your family while growing up in Pueblo. May the Lord comfort you and give you peace.

    Mike Mayo and family

  7. MaryHelen will be greatly missed by everyone in the Pueblo West Women’s league where she was an active member for many years. My thoughts and condolences are with your family.

  8. Gene and family. My thoughts and condolences are with you at this sad moment. Mary Helen is at peace and in heaven with the Lord. May God bless you.
    Bob Dyleski

  9. Gena and Erik,
    Know you are deep in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult and sad time / Luis and Ida Torres

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