Norman Charles Lemen, 85, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away on Feb. 13, 2007. Survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Marty; daughters, Sherry (Duane) Richert and Jody (Bill) Hugley; grandchildren, Todd (Alison) Granato, Bret Granato, Chad (Lori) Richert and Mark (Cory) Vasquez; great-grandchildren, Dylan Granato, Kennedy Vasquez and Evan Richert. Preceded in death by son, Harley Dale Lemen; and son-in-law, Gene Granato. Norm was born in Kansas, served proudly in the U.S. Navy and was an inventor and engineer his entire life. He worked for Burroughs for 32 years, was an avid fisherman and camper, and a passionate golfer. Norm was a member and also served as an elder at First Presbyterian Church in Pueblo. Known affectionately as 'Pop-Pop' he was full of life and loved by so many, his laughter touched everyone. His family was most important in his life. Norm will be missed by his family and countless others whose lives he touched. Viewing from noon to 7 p.m. Thursday, February 15, 2007, in the Montgomery & Steward Funeral Chapel with the family present from 4 to 7 p.m. Graveside service, 10 a.m. Friday, February 16, 2007, at Imperial Memorial Gardens, followed by the memorial service, 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 10th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to First Presbyterian Church through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. I know that his being here on this earth has made it a better place. Thank you for giving to your family so much.

  2. Our condolenses to all. Having lost my mother (his baby sister:) just last summer, I know the pain and grief you’re enduring. My pastor advised me to focus on the good and fun times that mom and I enjoyed together. I encourage you all do do the same. Nothing can replace him, but the memories will keep him in your heart forever.

    I am so very sorry for your loss,

    Marion (Fred) McCaskey

  3. To Marty, Sherry & Jody

    I know the grief and the sorrow you feal at this moment is heavy and seemingly unbearable. I have not fealt those fealings since mom passed away nearly nine years ago. As a child I was taught to call Norman, Uncle Charles, and forever more thats how I will remember him. He always intriged me as a young boy, I can still remember how he taught me to pull my thumb off. An illusion that I’ve passed on to my kids. Uncle Charles was just that kind of person, a gentle and loving man who could spend hours on end visiting a sharing stories without every reaching the end. He was so full of life that it consumed those who were honored by his presence. Marty I will forever treasure those hours we spent in your home renewing many memories and making new ones. Uncle Charles was one giant of a man and few there be who could fill his shoes. His departure leaves a void that just cannot be filled. All we can do is feast upon the rich memories of his life and realize that we are an extension of his life and as much as is possible share it with others. Uncle Charles and I still have alot to talk about but it will have to wait a while. Mean while I’m going to try and finish my life like he finished his, thankful for each day and loving the life God has given us and the ones God has put in our path.
    May God comfort you and your family.

    Jerry & Jackie Beach

  4. Rick, Sherry, Chad and Cory,

    I just wanted to let you all know that I’m thinking of you and praying for you. The camping, the random graduation party, or simply running into your dad/grandpa around town every now and then – he was always as anxious to smile and laugh as I was. What a positive man, what a great man.


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