Mildred Prichard. 86, of Pueblo, Colo., died Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo. Mildred was born Sept. 22, 1922, in Andalusia, Ala., to David and Lacy (Black) Rushing. She was married to Brawner Hugh Prichard in Andalusia, Ala. on Feb. 8, 1941. They moved to Pueblo in 1952. She is survived by four children, daughters, Mary (Gary) Pedersen of Georgetown, Texas, Ann Campbell of Denver and Patricia Stecklein of Roswell, N.M.; son, Chuck (Jackie Fisher) of Pueblo; seven grandchildren, Gary Pedersen of Geneva, Switzerland, Jon Pedersen of Murrieta, Calif., Kimberly Halsted of Roswell, N.M., Kris Stecklein of Lubbock, Texas, Tracy Campbell of Denver, Colo., Kerry Campbell of Denver and Sean Cambell of Lawton, Okla.; 12 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Nellie Wagner of Miami, Fla., Corene Alcorn of Bethel Park, Pa., Orene King of Andalusia, Ala. and Betty Sue Bell of Navarre, Fla.; and three brothers, Leon Burl Rushing of Andalusia, Ala. , Lawrence Rushing of Andalusia, Ala. and Robert 'Bob' Rushing of Many, Ala.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mildred was preceded in death by her mother, Lacy Lee (Black) Rushing of Andalusia, Ala.; father, Thomas McDavid Rushing of Andalusia, Ala.; husband; brother, Leonard L. Rushing of Many, La.; half-brother, Glady Rushing of Vancleave, Miss.; half-sister, Ruby Rushing of Orlando, Fla.; and son-in-law, Richard Stecklein. Mildred retired in 1987, after working for 38 years in the Dietary Department of the Colorado State Hospital. She enjoyed collecting cookbooks, sewing, helping others and sharing her many stories. Viewing, from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2009, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Mary, Ann, Pat, and Chuck,

    We are sorry for the loss of your Mother. But we know in our hearts Grandma Prichard is looking down upon all of us, an angel in the sky sharing stories to all about each and everyone so dear and near to her….God Bless.
    Love,
    Jon, Kim, Jack, and Emily

  2. As a young girl growing up in Alabama, I remember my aunt and uncle and cousins coming from Colorado to visit my grandparents in the summertime. As an adult, I remember my mom and dad, Lawrence and Bernadine, making visits to Pueblo to see Aunt Mildred. The most special memory of Aunt Mildrded was the joy that was shared when my oldest daughter, Traci Lynn, was born on her birthday. Because of this memory her memory will always be dear to my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face the days ahead.

  3. I am sorry for your loss…having lost my Mom 2 years ago, I can relate to your feelings…it is different for each of us, I know. It helps to remember the good times.

    My thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Cindy (Crum) Young

  4. My friend, my telephone pal, my sister Mildred, will be missed in my life and in the lives of all the people that loved her. She was always there to lift us up when we were down. She always looked for ways to make us feel better and lend a helping hand. Even though the miles separated us, our daily phone conversations kept us close. We shared laughter and tears and memories of long ago. We shared stories that
    meant nothing to anyone else but us. We shared a bond that only sisters know. My heart is heavy., I’ll miss her so. My only comfort lies in knowing that someday we will be together and share those stories and laughter again in a better place. May God bless and keep all of you wrapped in the arms of love.

  5. Chuck,

    Marlon and I wanted to covey our deepest condolences for your loss of both your Mom and Frank. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Marlon & Terry

  6. My dearly beloved sister, Mildred, will always remain in my heart. Even though always separated by miles and circumstances during life and now in death she has always had a special place in my heart. To her family that loved her unconditionally, she was special to all and will be missed. I am sorry I can not be there in person, but my heart is there. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    May God hold you close and ease the pain felt in your heart. Love, Betty

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