August 16, 1904 ~ February 9, 2000
Mildred L. Merrell, departed from this life February 9, 2000. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Merrell, on February 3, 1987. She was the only child of Louis Austin and Margaret (neé Smith) East, born in Burrton, Kansas, August 16, 1904. She leaves to mourn her passing, a son, Craig Merrell, Littleton, Colorado; a daughter, Linda (Allan) Morgan, Healdsburg, California; granddaughters, Vicki Morgan, Folsom, California and Kristi (Larry) Ory, Wood River, Illinois; grandson, Robert Merrell and great granddaughters, Katelyn and Emily Morgan Barr. Mildred had a musical family and leaves to her friends and to the honor of God, the Carillons at the First United Methodist Church which speak to every passerby of a Savior who will never pass them by. She was a member of Bethel and First United Methodist Churches during the years she lived in Pueblo. She moved here after her marriage in 1927. She graduated from Colorado College and taught in the District No. 60 Schools until her retirement in 1969. She was an active member in all the professional teachers' associations and also was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa, a teachers' sorority, and Pueblo Retired Teachers Association. Mildred resided at the Pueblo Villa Towers for the past 13 years and was the Colorado State Fair Silver Queen in 1998. A her request, there will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. There will be a memorial service 10:00 a.m. Saturday at the Pueblo Villa Towers Penthouse. A private interment will take place.