Ora Erbland, 85, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Feb. 18, 2010. Ora is survived by her daughters, April (Paul) Scott of Pueblo and Deborah (Ed) Nielsen of Ogden, Utah; six grandchildren, Brian Moss, Brandon Moss, Jarrod Moss, Tyler Moss, Amber Edwards and Ashlee Rasmussen; 14 great-grandchildren; and sister, Grace Waters of Covington, Ky. Ora was born on Sept. 25, 1924, the youngest child of Louis and Ada Coffey. She worked all her life and raised both her daughters as a single parent in an amazing manner. Always the lady, her daughters always came first. In Ogden, Utah she worked at Stimson's Garden Center for over 25 years. Ora worked until she was 79. Ora came to live in Pueblo with April and Paul (whom she loved like one of her own) in 2006; and we are SO thankful. One of her proudest moments was in 2007 when she was a Silver Queen finalist for the Colorado State Fair. Ora loved, and was loved by many - specifically, her dear friend Lenae Aragon. For such a tiny person; she will leave a very big hole in so many hearts!! Special thanks to the folks at University Park Care Center for taking care of our mom during her final difficult months. Per her wishes, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium, with no services to follow. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  2. I WAS VARY SAD THIS SUNDAY MORNING, TO WAKE UP AND READ THE PASSING OF, ORA I WOULD ALSO GIVE ORA A RIDE HOME , AND THERE WAS ONE TIME SHE DROPED HE MILK IN MY CAR AND SHE SCREAM AND SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME, I SLAMED ON MY BRAKES AND SAID ORA U OK SHE LAUGH AND SAID I JUST DROP MY MILK, AND FROM THAT POIN ON WE WOULD LAUGH ABOUT THAT DAY ORA YOU WILL BE MISS BY ALL OF THE STIMSON’S FAMILY,

  3. Dear April and Paul,

    I was sad to read that you had lost your mom.

    My prayers and thoughts are with you at this difficult time in your life.

  4. My sincere sympathy is extended to the family of Ora Erbland. Ora was an outstanding employee for many years. It was always a good feeling to walk into the Garden Shop knowing that Ora was keeping the many problems under control.

    Sincerely,
    Bob Wangsgard

  5. April and Paul.
    It was with a great sense of loss when we heard of Aunt Ora’s death.
    We wanted to let you know that you have our greatest sympathy, and our hearts are truly saddened.
    Ora was more than just a wonderful person; she was always so kind and considerate.
    She will always remain within our hearts, and we have included Ora and you in our prayers. May God give you strength.
    Our sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With our deepest sympathy,
    Bruce and Nancy Waters

  6. April and Paul: You are certainly in my prayers and thoughts. I wish for you strength and courage as you continue to deal with things in your lives. We loved Aunt Ora and love you all. Your cousin, Kathy in KY.

  7. April & Paul
    I know you have been going thru difficult times; be assured that prays are being said for you both. I know Aunt Ora would wish for you health and happiness. Keep a good thought. Your Ky cousin JOY

  8. Dear April and Paul,
    I was touched this morning as I read Ora’s obituary here in the Standard Examiner. Thank you for being so considerate as to inform us of your mother’s passing. Ora was such a wonderful part of our Garden Center and was a sweet friend and conscientious employee to me. I have many fond memories of her always being on time for work even though she walked to and from work and, of course, her making the most beautiful pine bough wreaths at Christmas. We will all miss her very much, although I’m glad she was able to spend her remaining years with you. Please accept my sincere condolances. May the Lord bless your family. With Warm Regards, Dan Vaughan

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