Milton F. Lacey passed away at Parkview Hospital in Pueblo, Colo., on December 25, 2007, as a result of complications from a yard accident in September. Milt served in the United States Army as a corporal in the signal corps and was honorably discharged from the reserves in 1960. He retired from American Telephone and Telegraph -Long Lines after 39 years as an operations supervisor. He served as a volunteer fire chief for two terms in the Paradise Hills Volunteer Fire Department in Bernalillo County, N.M., and served as a volunteer paramedic who graduated from the second paramedic academy offered in the State of New Mexico. He was an active community and neighborhood volunteer in many capacities both in Albuquerque, NM, and in Pueblo. He and his wife lived for over 43years in the Albuquerque area before relocating to Pueblo for the last 9 years. Milt touched many hearts and was the nucleus of his family. He spent all of his life being a role model for his children and others and dedicated his later life to spending time with his grandchildren and family. He loved to work outdoors and was very active. In his younger years he was an avid big game hunter and loved camping. Milt is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marlene; sons, Brett T. Lacey (fiancé, Janell Clothier) and Scott W. (Rita) Lacey; grandchildren, Michael, Logan and Keagan of Colorado Springs, Colo., Natasha and Austin of Greenbrier, Ark.; sisters, June Yurko of LaMar, Calif. and Neita Britt of Olympia, Wash.; and brother, Bernard Lacey of Boise, Idaho. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel, followed by military honors by Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Rocky Mountain Chapter, 5353 West Dartmouth Ave., Suite 400 Denver, Colo. 80227; or the Parkview Medical Center Foundation, c/o Milt Lacey - NICU, 400 W. 16th Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, *************

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  1. Brett,
    My sincerest condolences to you and your family, on the passing of your father.
    May our Lord bring you and your family peace and healing.
    Lou Roman

  2. Marlene, Brett and Scott,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this difficult time. Milt made such an impact in so many lives and I am proud to have had the chance to be part of his life. The knowledge that he brought and shared with so many of us has allowed us to be better people and to grow into who we are today. Thank you all for being part of a wonderful family in the Paradise Hills Volunteer Fire Department. You will be in my prayers and may you be warmed with all the wonderful thoughts that will rejoice in his life.
    May God Bless,

  3. I will always have fond memories of Mr. Lacey and his family. As a child, each of them touched my life. My thoughts and prayers will remain with Mrs. Lacey, Brett & Scott and their families.

  4. Marlene, Brett, & Scott,
    It is with sincere condolences and a heavy heart that I write this. Milt touched so many lives in so many good ways. He will be missed more than words can express. It was a great pleasure to know him and be part of his team at PHVFD.

  5. Marlene,Brett and Scott
    I am so sorry to hear about Milt and your dad. I know how close all of you are. That closeness will help get you through the tough times. My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you!

  6. Marlene, Brett, and Scott:
    I was saddened to learn of Milt’s passing. He always had a kind word and a smile for me as I was growing up. Milt was a good man and I know that everyone who knew him will miss him deeply. Please know that my prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. May God Bless you and your families.
    With much love,
    Janice Cummings Harenberg

  7. Brett and Family, There are no words that can express the loss that you are feeling. During the short time we spent togther on our hunting trip it was clear how much your Father loved you and the special relationship you both had. My heart felt prayers go out to you and your family during this challenging time.

  8. Marlene, Bret, Scott, and Family I haven’t met, Please accept my sincere condolences. Though I haven’t seen Uncle Milt in many years, I will always remember him as being a very kind and generous man. I’ll never forget his smile and the time he always managed to make for me. I’m sorry for your loss, Steve

  9. [I’m writing for Hank–eye]Hank says:
    My sincere condolences to Milt’s family. He was a good colleague of mine in Albuquerque. Hank Rudow

  10. [I’m writing for Delores–she has no] Delores says:
    My sincere condolences to Marlene and her family for the loss of Milt. My prayers are with you.

  11. Scott and family,
    We wish we could be there with you during this time, but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Tricia, Brad, Justin and Ashley Dannhaus

  12. I’m so sorry for your loss. Uncle Milt was very much loved by us all. Even though I did’t get to see him often, I still felt close to him due to e-mails and letters. He will be missed by all.

  13. We wish to offer our condolences, and will remember CHEIF Lacey with love, honor, and with the humor he gave to us. With all of our resect
    Mark & Darlene Heinemann

  14. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23

    Our deepest sympathies for your loss. May God comfort you and guide you during this difficult time.

    Dee and David.

  15. Brett and Family,

    We are extremely sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May God’s love comfort you during this time of remembrance. I know he was a huge inspiration for you and your family and will be missed by all who had the pleasure to know him.

  16. My deepest condolences in your recent loss. Your family has been such an inspiration through my life and this has taken me back to such a wonderful time. I hope that all can look through the bad and see all of the good. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Brett and family,
    We were saddened to hear about the news of your father. We hope that God’s hand will be upon your whole family at this time providing you with comfort and peace. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  18. Marlene,Brett,Scott
    It was very sad when I heard of Milts passing.I have so many fond memories of Milt from days gone by. Not only from the days as a Volunteer in the Paradise Hills Fire Department but also as a long time friend. There are so many,many memories of responding to fires and rescue calls with him. He was always the one we all looked up to. He inspired a number of us to be what we have become today. He was always there to lend a helping hand for anyone in need. He will be truly missed by all of us. He is in a better place now. He is where all rescue calls have happy endings and where all the fires are small. Bill Cummings,Herb Schuster and Milt can sit around the old fire station in the sky and watch over the rest us left down here on earth.
    My sincere condolences go out to you Marlene,Brett and Scott and your families. I know you will miss him tremendously. Take care and Gods Speed.

  19. Marlene, Brett & Scott,

    I am so sorry to hear of Milt’s passing. I think back on the many years with him in the PHVFD and rejoice in knowing him. He took me into the fire dept. shortly after I moved to Paradise Hills and made me welcome. I will always remember those times. It saddens me that he is gone but know he is in a better place now.

  20. My deepest condolences. I know Milt will be greatly missed. he was very active in the community while in Albuquerque. I enjoyed working with Milt while at AT&T. God Bless. Art Marquez

  21. Brett,

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He was a true family man and I remembered him as being our biggest supporter at baseball games regardless of how we played.

    Our prayers are with you.

    Terry, Kara, Monty & Max Gibson

  22. We are so sorry to hear of your loss.Paradise Hills is a better place because of Milt and the whole family. May you find peace and love from Jesus Christ and all who care about you.Eileen

  23. We have many fond memories of days at Albuquerque Long Lines. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. He will be missed.

  24. Marlene,Brett and Scott,

    It saddens me deeply to hear of Milt’s passing. For some unkown ( perhaps till now) reason I was thinking of you all over the last couple of days. The safety video that your family helped to make came into mind. The filmed showed a young boy (Scott)playing in a park by the old steam engine, Milt’s accident and the response of the very first Paradise hills rescue van. He was always giving and wanting others to benefit by both his experiences and misfortunes. Milt was a great freind and mentor! His work from the Fire Dept will continue on and on, living through and helping others in the young men and women he helped to find interest and carrers in the Fire / Safety and Medical fields as well the patients whose lives he helped to save, babies delivered and people removed from abusive homes.He shall be missed greatly!

  25. Dear Mar.
    We returned last night from out of town and was saddened at the paper this morning.Words cannot express,I just want you to know im thinking of you.Im happy and honored to have known the both of you.I have some great memmories of living next to you and miss you still.If you need anything,,Im here.

  26. Dear Aunt Marlene, Brett,and Scott,
    We are so sorry for your loss and it is hard to believe or understand why his life has ended at this time. Uncle Milton was a great man and we loved him very much. I don’t believe you ever get over a loved one’s loss but I do know that with time the pain eases. I hope the knowledge that he is in Heaven and will be with you all and watching over you all will also help. If there is anything at all we can do, please let us know. Also know that if you just need someone to talk to or listen I am here anytime day or night, no matter the time. May God Bless all of you always. Our prayers are with you.
    Love Jillene, Stephen, Saige, and Lacey

  27. Scott and Family,

    We are so sorry that we could not be there with you during the loss of your Dad. It was a privilege to have known Milt and we enjoyed the few times we were able to visit with him. Our love and prayers are with you. Just remember that God is there beside you to strengthen and comfort you in your time of sorrow.

  28. My dearest Marlene and Family: As I read about Milt in the Obits today, my heart was filled with sadness. But I also remembered the days we were friends when working for AT&T Long Lines in Albuq. Milt is remembered as one of my best supporters in helping the new gal on the job. He never once refused to take time in teaching and explaining the job. My memories will always hold a place in my heart for Milt. Thinking of you and my prayers are with you all. Gigi Galassini 3802 Moon NE, Albuq. NM 87111 505-292-9833. Call if you need anything.GiGi

  29. Marlene, Brett, and Scott
    Our sincere condolences to all of you. I am so happy we were all able to be together for the PHVFD 40 year reunion. I know that my Grandpa and Milt are sharing great memories of the years in the fire house. Our love and prayers go out to all of you.

  30. People come in and out of our lives almost continuously,but in rare instances there are those few individuals that have touched many people in different ways. Milton is one of those people. We remember the day we met him, and he told us stories about his paramedic days and his grandchildren, not to mention his dearly loved Gypsy. Even with his injury he was humorous and vibrant. We were fortunate to have met and get to know his family. We are saddened by his death, but are honored to have known him. He was a strong man in life and his memory will remain strong long after his death.He will always be in our hearts.

  31. Marlene, Brett & Scott,
    Our hearts go out to you at this time of saddness. We loved Milt and thankful he was part of our family. Wish we were closer so we could be with you at this time. Take care and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  32. Dear Lacey family,
    With a heavy heart we send our deepest condolences. Milt was as close to a second father as I could have. I truly enjoyed growing up with the family and I’m certain that he and Gramps are exchanging fire department war stories right now. Milt was a good and honorable man and will be greatly missed.
    Marlene, Brett and Scott we will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  33. My Dearest Friends,
    How can I tell you the sorrow I feel for your loss? It is beyond words and understanding. You are Bettie’s and my dearest friends and only you can know. I only hope that knowing that my heart, thoughts and prayers are there with you will let you know how much I care.
    Marlene, you and Milt have given so much from your hearts to our world. Your kindness and family values along with all your service to the community are outstanding; not only that, you have given us two wonderful sons, Brett and Scott who with there families give us all enjoyment and something to be very proud of.
    Milt is remembered here in this house with love and highest honors.
    All my love,
    Jim Gleason

  34. Dearest Marlene and family,

    We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your dearly loved husband, Milton. We always remember how fondly you spoke of him when our son James was fortunate enough to have you as his teacher at Paradise Hills Preschool. Please know our love and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you be comforted by the happy memories you shared.


    Mary Anita, Peter and James Reid

  35. I’m so happy I got to see Mr. Lacey on Easter 07 he was so happy to show off his backyard. I have a lot to thank Mr. Lacey for in life he gave me the start in life allowing me to Jr. fireman the when of age to be a vol. with PHVFD you will be missed!

  36. Aunt Mar, Brett, Scott and Family, Uncle Milt was a wonderful loving man who held a dear spot in all of our hearts. We will truly miss him. I will always remember his little smirks and his abundant compassion. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

  37. Marlene, Brett, Scott & families, If we only had more time in this world, we would say all of the words that need to be said to those we love. Uncle Milt was one of the rare men who touch lives without effort and make you a better person having known him. I have to believe he is still out there, planning something good…

  38. Our thoughts and prayers are with
    Marlene and sons. Milt was a very
    caring man and a good friend.

  39. I’m so very sorry that Milt had to leave us all so early in life. The few times I was fortunate enough to be in his presence when he came to Brett’s office to visit – I was always touched by how friendly and nice he and Marlene were to me. Please find peace in knowing that God is taking care of Milt now and he’s watching over you all from above. He will be missed, I’m sure. With love to you all during this most difficult time…

  40. It was my honor to have known Milt Lacey during his time on the Paradise Hills Fire Department, Albuq. NM.
    I will always remember him as a kind and gentle person.
    My condolences to those he has left behind.
    He made this world a better place.

  41. Scott and Family,

    I am sorry to hear about the passing of your father. If there is anything that we can do to help you or your family out let us know. Have a safe journal to and from the memorial service.

  42. To Marlene and family-
    I was saddened to learn of Milt’s passing. I know that he was a pillar for the community of Paradise Hills and for that he will be greatly missed. My heartfelt sympathy is with you at this time and I will keep you in my prayers.

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