Nancy D. Cranmer, 57, passed away Nov. 28, 2008. Survived by her children, Brent (Dana) Cranmer of Parker, Colo. and Cindy (Ignacio) Gutierrez of Lakewood, Colo.; mother-in-law, Gwendolyn Cranmer of Wray, Colo.; siblings, Lulu Marie Hatheway of Brighton, Colo., Betty Jo (Darwin) Mainwaring of Cheyenne, Wyo. and Alan Fonte of Wray; and grandchildren and the light of her life, Terri Breanne Cranmer, Bryson Craig Cranmer, TerryJames José Gutierrez and Gwendolyn Eva Gutierrez. Preceded in death by her husband, Terry L. Cranmer on May 17, 1991; parents, Harry and Lulu May Fonte; and father-in-law, Hubert Cranmer. Nancy was born Jan. 9, 1951, in Wray, Colo. She was a dispatcher for the Pueblo Police Department. She was an active member of First Congregational United Church of Christ where she was the music director for the past 16 years. She will be sadly missed by her family, her church family and many friends. Viewing from 1 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with the family present from 4 to 6 p.m. There will also be a viewing at the church one hour prior to the service. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 228 W. Evans Ave., with the Rev. Dr. Randy Wilcher officiating and introductions by church pastor, Derek Krehbiel. Interment will follow at Imperial Memorial Gardens. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to First Congregational UCC Memorial Fund, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com *****

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  1. I came across this obituary about a month ago while searching for Betty JO, Nancy’s sister. If I’m correct, Nancy’s grandfather (Emmitt Davis) and my grandfather (Elmund Davis) were brothers.

    The last time I saw Nancy, she was only 7 to 8 years old. I was deeply saddened, not only of her passing, but also for not ever contacting her for so many years. I did contact Betty Jo a few years ago and had the opportunity to exchange email and a phone conversation; however, life happens and I failed to stay in contact with her. I am now updating our family history with the emphasis on collecting personal stories and recollections of those who have passed. That’s how I came across this obituary. The email I had for Betty Jo was bouncing and so I search for her name.

    Cindy and Brent, I pray time has soothed your pain of losing your mother and you have fond memories of her. I certainly have fond memories of Nancy, her siblings, and her parents and grandparents. I have a couple of interesting stories I could tell :). I also have photos of your grandparents and great-grandparents and your aunts and uncles. If you are interested, I’d be glad to send them to you. Also to Betty Jo, her other sister and brother, and their families. You may reach me at contact info below.

    God bless your mother and your family.

    Your cousin,

    Frank S. Adamo, son of Mildred Evelyn Davis and Phil Adamo
    714-408-9287
    frank@fsadamo.com
    http://www.EmbraceOurHeritage.org

  2. Dear Cindy and Family,
    Please know that you are in my thoughts this holiday season. I hope memories of your mom will warm your hearts.
    Chris

  3. Dear Cindy Brent and family,We are heart broken at the passing of your mother. I havs so many fond memories of Howard and your mother Sunday morning surprises, the wonderful worhip and ministry as vessels of God, and the humor of our that was better than the three Stooges. Your mother was a remarkable woman and is at last with her life time husband. Know God’s presence is with you all. God’s Blessings ARE with you all.

  4. To Nancy’s Family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss, Nancy was a great choir director and a great friend to many. She loved her church and did anything and everything she could to help her friends. I know she is in Heaven with her husband and is at peace.

  5. Cindy & Family,
    On behalf of the staff and students at Thomson Elementary, we send our deepest sympathies and condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers….
    MJ

  6. Dear Cindy and Family,
    Know that you are in my heart. Losing a parent is one of the hardest experiences in life. Take care of yourselves during this time.
    Linda

  7. Cindy,
    I am so sorry to hear about the sudden lose of your mother. I wish I was there to give you a hug! I know you have many fond memories to help you through this difficult time.
    Love,
    Kori Gasser (Ebach)

  8. Dear Cindy,

    There are no words adequate to convey my deepest sympathies at the loss of your mom. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. I will always remember the many times your mom came and helped you prepare for your programs and the obvious pride she had for your many accomplishments. Take comfort in the many memories that cannot be taken away.

  9. Dear Cindy –
    I am so sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking of you and remembering those times I would see your mom here helping you prepare for a program. Grief is a sign of having truly loved, please take some comfort knowing this.
    Take good care.

  10. Brent, Cindy and family, please accept my sincere condolences and prayers for the unexpected loss of your mother. She was a very wonderful person and I consider it an honor that I got to know her and work with her. May God be with you during this very difficult time.

  11. Dear Brent, Cindy and family,

    We were all shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of your mom. She and your dad were dear friends from long ago. Wishing you all peace and understanding of God’s will.

    With sympathy, Linda, Jack and Sparky

  12. We are so sorry for you loss, please accept our condolences. We are thinking of you at this time and pray that God gives you strength and wraps his arms around you.

  13. Cindy and Brent,

    My deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. I remember very fondly the days long ago when we would be at your house or you at ours on a Friday or Saturday night for a little food and games and fun. Although it has been a long time since I left Pueblo, I will always remember Nancy’s laugh. She had a wonderful laugh. May the Lord richly bless you in this time of great sadness.

    George Kerr

  14. Cindy and Brent and families –

    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of your mom’s death. She was such a warm, friendly, outgoing person.

    You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    With sincere sympathy,
    Terry and Kay

  15. I am so sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. We were hired together at the Police Department and she was a motherly, sound voice of reason in times of chaos. She will be sorely missed.

  16. Dearest Cindy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. She was a dear mother and wonderful grandmother; I love your stories about her.
    Wishing your pain will be replaced with peace.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Stevie

  17. We were extremely saddened to hear of Nancy’s passing. Our lunch/movie ladies were together just prior to our leaving and I was so looking forward to our December gettogether. She was/is a very dear friend that will be sorely missed. I know that she is with her beloved Terry and with God, as she well deserves.

  18. Cindy & Family,
    You are in my thoughts and prayers constantly. I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. I feel I knew her well through all the stories you shared while we were away writing. Lean on your friends and family….we’re here for you.
    Love,
    Susan Field

  19. Cindy, We’re never ready to lose a mother, and especially so suddenly. You will be in my prayers during these first days and in the weeks to come. Linda

  20. Family of Nancy D. Cranmer:

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jeffrey, JoAnne and Jill Hurdelbrink

  21. Cindy and family, please know that many of us are right there for you. The pain of losing a loved one can feel overwhelming. At some point, the wonderful memories sooth over the pain.

    All my love,
    Stevi

  22. Cindy, know that you and your family are in my thoughts at this time. Remembering with you…
    …the life of someone so dear.

  23. My prayers are with each of you. I have many great memories of our years growing up through 4-H and Church. I am still reeling with the loss of Nancy and my thoughts are with each of you.

  24. Dear Cindy and Family,

    Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted. Matthew 5:4
    Please know that you are comforted by our loving Savior. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

    Peace & Love,
    Deidre

  25. To Nancy’s Family/Friends:
    I only met her a few times, but she had a way of extending herself to others. I know she touched the lives of many because I heard so many wonderful things about her. Remember she remains alive and ever present in the many lives she actually touched. I pray you find comfort in her life and peace in knowing she was strong in her faith.

  26. I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy was a wonderful lady and a good friend. My heart and prayers are with her family.
    David Timme

  27. Dearest Cindy and family,
    I share in your loss. May your dear mother’s light shine on in all that you are and do.
    Heartfelt condolences, Mia

  28. Brent, Dana and Family. We are so sad to learn of your loss. Your Mom was so sweet and caring and we will always remember the lovely afternoon and evening we spent with all of you when she had us to her home for dinner. Just know you are in our prayers and we love you all dearly. Hugs, Aunt Norvalene and Uncle Tom

  29. My deepest sympathies and prayers of support go out to your family and friends as you grieve Nancy’s passing and celebrate her life & her gifts.
    Sincerely,
    Sherry Taylor

  30. We are terribly saddened to hear about Nancy’s passing. As friends of Dana and Brent we saw Nancy’s adoration for her children and grandchildren at various events. We pray that Nancy’s family and friends will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    With Heartfelt Condolences,
    Teri & Brian

  31. We are terribly sadden to hear about Nancy’s passing. As friends of Dana and Brent we saw Nancy’s adoration for her children and grandchildren at various events. We pray that Nancy’s family and friends will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

    Our Heartfelt Condolences,
    Teri & Brian

  32. We are sending much love and support in this time of great loss. We will always think of Nancy rembering her smile and warmth she offered to all. John and Shirley

  33. Saddened to hear of Nancy’s Passing. Her love of family and friends will always be remembered by those who knew her! May you all remember the best of times with her!

    Marty, Annette and Andrew Tressell

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