Maureen Elaine Sullivan Kehr, 63, has gone to be with the Lord on April 10, 2005. Survived by her daughter, Joan (Randy) Bell of Maribor, Slovenia; sister, Charlene (Don) Plutt of Pueblo; grandchildren, Bethany, Lydia and Elizabeth Bell; nephew, Donnie (Katy) Plutt; niece, Kerrie (Rocky) Keck; great-nieces, Jordyn and Chloe Keck; great-nephews, John and Andrew Plutt; and former husband, Joe Kehr of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Preceded in death by her son, Joey Kehr; and mother, Katherine Sullivan. Maureen was born June 9, 1941, in Pueblo. She enjoyed working for Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center and was blessed to have wonderful colleagues. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 13, 2005, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the Reverend Mike Oldham officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Maureen has attained the ultimate goal we strive to accomplish….may the Heavenly peace she now has, transcend to all!

  2. Dear Joan & Family,
    Our prayers and sympathies go out to you during this difficult time. We rejoice, however, in knowing that we will once again see her in heaven.

  3. Dear Joan,

    Our greatest sympathy goes out to you in this time of mourning. We know you will miss your mom greatly. However, we can all rejoice on her decision for Christ! Our prayers have been with you and will continue to be. We are always here to help in whatever way possible. Please don’t hesitate to ask. We love you, Randy and the girls.

    In God’s love and strength.

    Dean, Lisa, Jesse, Sarah and Leah Swanzy

  4. Dear Joan,

    Our greatest sympathy goes out to you in this time of mourning. We know you will miss your mom greatly. However, we can all rejoice on her decision for Christ! Our prayers have been with you and will continue to be. We are always here to help in whatever way possible. Please don’t hesitate to ask. We love you, Randy and the girls.

    In God’s love and strength.

    Dean, Lisa, Jesse, Sarah and Leah Swanzy

  5. I did not know Maureen very well, but she was always very friendly and looked up and greeted you when walking by her desk. You must be missing her very much. I have the deepest sympathy for your loss and wish that time will heal the wounds.

  6. I didn’t know Maureen very well, but it is obvious that she was loved by all who knew her. I realize that life can throw it’s twists into our lives, but it is because of people like Maureen, who was cared for by all, that makes it all worth it. May God show you the way Maureen.

  7. I had the honor of working with Maureen at Spanish Peaks. She will be remembered as a kind and patient person. She often had friendly comments and weekly remarks like, “it must be Tuesday and time for group.” She was genuinely interested in what was going on. I pray that her joy in the next life will far outway the pains and suffering of this one.

  8. I always enjoyed Maureen’s pleasant, gracious demeanor. She helped brighten my days, and I missed her when she left. I was saddened to hear that she passed away so soon after leaving work. I’m sure you miss her greatly. Sincerely, Toni Christensen SPMHC

  9. Words are hard to come by at a time like this. May God give you strength to go through the loss of your loved one. Maureen was such a sweetie. She will be remembered by the SPMHC staff.

  10. What a wonderful person Maureen was! I remember how interested she always was when I talked of my family. She loved looking at all the photos I would show from trips I would take. I chuckle as I think of the green plants that she would put a silk flower in just to make it look better. We laughed together about coming to work with bananas, and she and I both loved red licorice. She was a buffer between me and my payeeship clients, and I always appreciated her gentleness yet firmness with the clients when needed. We have missed Maureen already, and know that your family will miss her tremendously as well. I know that you have many wonderful memories of her in your lifetime, and hope that these memories will help you through this sorrowful time of your life. God bless! Nancy Shugars

  11. Maureen’s presence in my life the past few years was such a positive one. I deeply miss her gentle smile and wry humor, and her ability to keep life in perspective; it goes without saying that I feel fortunate to have had the privilege to work with Maureen on a daily basis.

    Also, Maureen was extremely fortunate to have you, Joanie, as her daughter. Your willingness to come and care for her during her last two months demonstrates a strong bond that is so admirable. You have shown incredible strength, love and graciousness at a difficult time. I just hope that my daughter takes as good care of me when my time comes, as you did for your mother!

    May you and the entire family feel continued strength, inner peace, and joy in your lives.

  12. For the family of Maureen: It was a great pleasure to have known and worked with Maureen. She was funny, uplifting to all, happy, a pleasure to be around. She left us all too quickly, but will be forever remembered in our hearts. My heart goes out to your family. May God be with all of you during this difficult time. Maureen will always hold a special place in my heart.
    Sincerely,
    Christie

  13. I had the good fortune to work with this lovely lady. She is missed very much…I miss her gentleness, and her warm smile.

  14. My condolences to Maureen’s family. She was a dear friend and
    we shall miss her. May she have eternal rest.

  15. Joan, I am so glad that I got to meet you and your lovely family. Your mother was really someone special. Our short time together was so very wonderful and I will never forget her. Ann Jaco

  16. I’m so sorry for your loss. I worked with Maureen at Spanish Peaks. She was a wonderful woman. I will really miss her.

  17. I am going to miss my buddy more than anything. We had many wonderful conversations about life in general and I am going to miss our talks. She was a wonderful friend and coworker. Love you, Maureen

  18. Joan, Just wanted to let you know that we are praying for you and your family. We know because of your faith that the Lord will carry you through this difficult time. Isaiah 26:3
    Roy, Anita, and Nicholas

  19. Joan,

    Just a note to let you know that you, Randy & the girls are in our prayers. I thank God for His mercy and love, and I know that He is wrapping His arms around you right now to comfort you through this time of loss.

    I am so glad that you were able to be there with your mother in her last days. I praise God for all He has done in both of your lives. I know that through the sadness there is also joy just knowing that if this had to be, that she is with Jesus now and suffers no more.

    With His Love,

    Lana & Al Baker

  20. Dear Joan, we love and miss you very much. We are sorry that we cannot be with you during this time. We are with you in our thoughts and prayers. We miss you very much and cannot wait to see your smiling face again. Love, your husband, Randy and children, Bethany, Lydia and Elizabeth

  21. Dear Joan and (your family).

    Our deepest condoleces for the lost of your mum. May the Lord give you comfort in this time of your grief. We are praying for you. Ilija and Jasmina Skoric

  22. Dear Mrs. Joan,
    We Love You.
    Praise God from whom all blessing flow.
    We are so Proud of you & Mrs. Mauren.
    We do look forward to meeting her in Heaven.
    You and your family are in our Prayers.

    Love,
    Alvin & Mary
    Hebrews 4:14-16

  23. Joan, Randy, Bethany, Lydia, and Lizi,
    We know that this has been a difficult time for you all, but what a joy it is to know that your mom (and Grandmo) is celebrating her new life with our Lord now. What a blessing you were to her, serving her during her last days on this earth. Your faith paved the way for her salvation, and in that we can all rejoice. We love you so much and grieve with you now as we have rejoiced with you in victory. Know that our prayers are with you.
    Love,
    Joe, Kim, Joanna, Josiah, Joy, and Josie

  24. Joan,

    You are in our prayers. It was a joy to be with Randy and your girls last Saturday. We rejoice that many prayers were answered when your mom accepted the Lord. We also give thanks to the Lord for the answer to our prayers on Saturday.

    Our prayers are now with you. May the Lord bless and keep you. May the Lord sustain you and give you strength. May the Lord comfort your soul and give you peace.

    Shalom

  25. Joan,
    We are sorry for the loss of your mother. Please know that you are in our prayers. May the Lord bless you all and keep you.
    Mark, Sharon, Jonmarc, Jonathan, and Jonluke Bennett

  26. Joan, Randy and girls, we share in your grief and rejoice in knowing Maureen is now in our Lord’s arms. We love you and miss you.

  27. Joan and Randy,
    How awesome to know that your mom is dancing with the angels in Heaven and that one day we will all join her there. My prayers are with you guys.

  28. Joan and the family, my prayers are with you during this time. I am so grateful and and I rejoice that your mom is going to the Lord, and to know that we shall meet her one day. I am also thankful that she find a way home.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you, Randy and the girls.

    May God bless you!
    Mojca

  29. Dear Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Maureen was a good friend and a wonderful person. I had alot of laughs with her and will deeply miss her. My prayers are with you. Love, Clara Colletti

  30. Dearest Joanie and family: I have many wonderful memories of Maureen – our years at CF&I – raising our children – laughter and tears. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

    My sincerest love and sympathy to you. God bless you.

    Claudia

  31. TO MY DEAR FRIEND MAUREEN: MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GREAT LAUGHS WE HAVE SHARED. THANK YOU FOR BEING MY FRIEND. I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU. I LOVE YOU MY FRIEND. I TRULY WILL MISS YOU AND I WILL PRAY FOR YOU ALWAYS. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. FOREVER YOUR FRIEND KATHY ALARID

  32. Joan and family,
    Our prayers and symathy are with you in this moment of your mother’s homegoing. Now that she is in a far better place than we, let us rejoice in the goodness and faithfulness of our saviour, Jesus Christ. We love you.

  33. Joan, my love and prayers are with you during this time in your life. I am so grateful that you were able to spend time with your mom. I rejoice with you as she goes to be with the Lord. What a wonderful answer to prayer that she found peace with our saviour in her life. I love you and your family and will always be there for you. If you need anything just let me know. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Randy and the girls. Love you, Janie

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