Patricia E. Pumphrey, 89, passed away September 4, 2010. Survived by her children, Mark (Mary Kay) Pumphrey, Rita (Dave) Marquez and Charles Pumphrey; grandchildren, Nate (Kristina) Pumphrey, Amy (Christian) Piatt, Matteo (Melania) Pumphrey, Andy Pumphrey, Mike (Shanna) Pumphrey, Jed (fiancee, Aly Harris) Cook, Stephanie (Patrick) DonVito, Faith (Dale) Norton and Regie (Jen) Marquez;12 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, William; son, Donald; parents, Joe and Alice Anderson; brothers, Virgil and Donald Anderson; sisters, Maureen Wolf and Iola Hedges. Born January 5, 1921, in Clarinda, Iowa. She graduated from Clarinda High School and the University of Nebraska - Lincoln. She was a 50 year member of Central Christian Church; CWF at Central Christian; Service League of Pueblo; and PEO Chapter CI. She taught school in Nebraska, Ellicott, and Pueblo School District 60. Pat loved people and was a friend to so many. She had the spiritual gift of hospitality, loved to tell stories and sing songs, She had a delightful sense of humor. Patricia and her husband owned and operated Cleaver Carpet Co., along with Bill's brother, Paul and his wife, Karla, and were strong supporters of Pueblo. She was an avid Broncos fan and loved the Rockies. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 6, 2010, at Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson Ave., with the Rev. Dr. David Chambers and the Rev. Amy Piatt officiating. Those who desire may make memorials to the Pumphrey Scholarship Fund or Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. We are very sorry to hear that Pat past away. I can only say how glad I am that we got the chance to see her when we visited last year, and I’m happy Kevin got to meet her. Love and best wishes to your whole family,
    from Julie and Kevin.

  2. I was in Denver over the Labor Day weekend and when I returned I saw Pat’s obituary in the paper. I was very saddened!! I saw her last week in the hospital just before she was put in ICU. Although she didn’t look well I didn’t expect her to pass away. I was hoping to visit her today and it was too late. I met your mother at the Villa. I work for St. Mary-Corwin Hospital and the Villa Pueblo Foundations. I got to know her and found out that Mary Kay and I went to school togther at Seton. My maiden name was Janezich. Pat and I had quite a few interesting conversations during the time I knew her. She was such a sweet lady with a pleasant personality. I will really miss her although I know she was quite ill and in a much better place. I offer my condolances to all of the family on your loss.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers have been with you in the loss of your dear Mother. We lost our Mom, Grace Lines Perry, last October. When Pat was in Clarinda for the Anderson mini reunion Mom and she had such a good visit.

  4. Patty was a wonderful Christian lady who touched many lives. Everyone who knew her loved her. It was a;ways a joy to be with her. She certainly loved her family and they were the center of her life. We know you will miss her very much and pray the Lord will bless and comfort you during your time of sorrow.

    With love,

  5. To the children of Pat I send my love and deepest sympathy. Although we were thousands of miles apart there has been a bond between us for 72 years. My prayers are for you all to be comforted by the Lord. Life is so precious and she was a very true friend.

  6. I just read in the newspaper of Pat’s passing. I have enjoyed knowing her through the DAR – Arkansas Valley Chapter. I saw her not long ago. We shall miss her.
    My deepest sympathy to all her family.

  7. Knowing Pat for so many years in our Arkansas Valley Chapter DAR has been wonderful. She was a great lady…with love, great humor, compassion, and above all… love of God, Home, Country and family. She will be missed by many of us.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of Pat. She as always ready to pass out a hug and smile. I pray that God will be with each family member and give each of you comfort.

  9. Dear Charlie and family, I am so very sorry to read of the passing of your mother. What a beautiful picture, just as I remembered her all those years ago. My heartfelt condolences. Sincerely, Juanita Cisneros

  10. Jed, Rita, Jaelee, Karla, Paul and the rest of your family…we want to send our love and condolences to all of you in the loss of your grandmother, mother, aunt, sister, and sister-in-law. You will be in our prayers. May God bless you and be with you during this time.

  11. I will certainly remember Pat while my husband and I were attending Central Christian Church and also we will miss her in our DAR Chapter. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  12. To our Pumphrey cousins:we send wave after wave of caring thoughts and hope you will find comfort in special memories. We loved our Aunt Patty. John G. Anderson, Jonith Beasley, Kerin Moldenhauer and John Okerlin

  13. Growing up in Pueblo, I became friends with Rita Pumphrey and her parents, Pat & Bill. They were also good friends to both of my parents, Carl and Fran Atkison. My fondest memory of Pat is simply sitting around the kitchen table with her. I remember Rita’s mom was ALWAYS smiling and had a ready laugh. Pat was so attentive to children like me, and seemed to genuinely value us as Pumphrey friends. What a cheerful, fun lady! I look forward to seeing her again, in Heaven. Bless you all.

  14. I am so very sorry to learn that my dear Aunt Pat died. We have had lots of good times over the years. My mother was Maurine Wolph, not Maureen Wolf.

  15. So many memories………
    Please know we are holding each of you in our thoughts and prayers.
    God is with you.
    Peace and love,
    Gene and Bonnie

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