Nancy Elaine Rael, 57, passed away unexpectedly on June 30, 2011, in Denver, Colo. She was born September 14, 1953, to Phyllis Speek-Hemsath and William Kidd, Sr.. She graduated from South High School in 1971, and the University of Southern Colorado in 1979. Nancy married John R. Rael in November 1978, and together had two wonderful children, Michael David John Rael and Nichole Antoinette Rael. Preceded in death by her parents; grandparents, Phillip and Mary Speek; and son, Michael David John Rael. Survived by her husband, John R. Rael; daughter, Nichole A. Rael; grandson, Gabriel J. Iacabone; father and mother in-law, Daniel and Angelina Rael of Pueblo; aunt, Beverly Mills of Westminster; cousin, Kimberly (James) Camerlo of Broomfield; sister, Susan (Gary) Steinberger of Colorado Springs; brother, William E. Kidd, Jr. of Pueblo; cousins, Tim Mills, Phillip, Floyd and David Youngblood, Patrick Ashby; other cousins, nieces and nephews. She retired from Pueblo County Dept. of Social Services in 2008, where she worked as a computer programmer/analyst. Nancy enjoyed being with friends and family, especially during the holidays. She enjoyed cooking, sewing and crafts, especially making items as gifts for family newborns and children. No viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Friday, July 15, 2011, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. We have lost a truly dear friend who will surely be missed. Our memories will give us comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of sorrow.

  2. John–We feel very blessed to have had so much contact with you and your family for so many years. Nancy was a real gem, so much fun to be around and that smile was warm and full of love. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  3. John,Niki, I am so sorry to hear about your loss I was grateful to have the opportunity to have met Nancy and do her hair for so many years we shared alot of memories.May God be with you in this time of loss.

  4. John,
    Doug and I are at a loss for words to give you at this time.
    Please know we think of you all often, time has a way of moving so fast.

  5. john,
    hope this messege conveys my deepest condolences for your loss.but i hope the love and support you two have shared with each other will get you through this extreme painful time.she will be mist.

  6. john,
    hope this messege conveys my deepest condolences for your loss.but i hope the love and support you two have shared with each other will get you through this extreme painful time.she will be mist.

  7. John,
    OMG I cant believe what I am reading in todays paper. Know that you and Nik are in our thoughts and prayers, Please, Please take care of yourself. Love, Darla & David & Christopher Diaz.

  8. We are so sorry for your loss.May you be comforted by the memories and love that will continue with you forever.

  9. John and family, I am shocked and saddened to hear of your wife and mother’s passing. I remember what an energetic woman she was and so friendly when John and I were working together. My sincere condolences for your loss.

  10. John and Nikki,

    Rob and I are very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. To Nikki and John: I am so sorry for your loss–especially considering the fact that it hasn’t been that long since you had to say goodbye to David. May you find the comfort and strength you need at this difficult time.

  12. Bruce & I was sorry to hear of Nancy’s passing. We did have a great time during the softball seasons many years ago. John & Nikki we are extremely sorry for your loss.

  13. You left without Nikki and I telling you goodbye. Just know that I always have and always will love you. You will truly be missed forever by me, Nikki and Gabriel. Nikki and I know that you are with David, who was your world, and his passing changed this family. I want to thank you for everything you did for us, you worked so hard. I want to thank you for all you did for David as well. You cared for him from day 1 of his illness and never gave up hope until the end. I Love You Doll, please watch over Nikki and Gabriel.

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