Rose Marie 'Cookie' Pullara, 72, of Pueblo, Colorado, was born Jan. 30, 1935, and passed away Sept. 5, 2007. Preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Marguerite Butero. Survived by her loving husband of 51 years, Pete; children, Scott (Kanda) of Littleton, Kathleen of Pueblo West and Jeffrey (Julie) of Castle Rock; six grandchildren, which she doted on, Kaitlyn, Matthew, Devin, Aubry, Shannan and Collin; and best friend, Janny Zinanti. Also survived by her brothers, Paul, George and Michael Butero. Rose Marie grew up in Sopris, Colo., furthered her education at Pueblo Jr. College and DePaul School of Nursing. She received her Registered Nurse degree in 1955. Nursing was truly her calling as she dispensed much T.L.C. during her career at St. Mary Corwin Hospital and later at Heritage Medical Group. Rose Marie loved her family deeply and was a stranger to no one. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007, at St. Joseph Church, 1145 S. Aspen Rd., in Blende, with the Reverend Father William Gleeson as celebrant. In lieu of food and flowers, please make memorials to the charity of your choice. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. To Pete Pullara and Family

    I’m sorry to hear about Cookie’s passing. I know she will be missed. I have a lot of wonderful memories of her from nurses training. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. We were so sad to hear of your loss. Cookie was special to us and we are so glad we visited with her at Jannie&Marion’s Party. Bill and Cookie were both in Janniee/Marion’s wedding. Our love to all her treasured family.

  3. Kathy, Please know how sorry I am for your loss. Your mother was a friend to everyone. When we would work together, time would fly by and the work was never quite as difficult. I will miss her . Patti Blasing

  4. Dear Pete,
    We were Bernie and Jeanine’s friends and just want to express our sorrow at the loss of your wife.
    You and your family remain in our prayers.
    Blessings,
    John and Donna Moran

  5. Dear Pete,
    We were Bernie and Jeanine’s friends and just want to express our sorrow at the loss of your wife.
    You and your family remain in our prayers.
    Blessings,
    John and Donna Moran

  6. Our sincere condolences to all the family. Cookie was a second mom to me for many years, and I’ll always remember how she made me laugh. My fondest memories are her as a cheerleading mom and with my bestest friend, Kathleen. I have to go out of town this weekend, and am so sorry I won’t be able to make the service. Please accept our condolences and if you need anything, please let us know.
    Regards – Cathy and Jack Snell

  7. To the Pullara Family –
    I’m so sorry to hear of Cookie’s passing. When she would fill in at Columbia House I always knew it would be a day of laughter. She had a wonderful sense of humor.
    Cathy Franchi

  8. Uncle Pete and Family:
    We are all so saddened at the loss of Aunt Cookie. It is times like this that make it hard to live so far from family. Although we have tried to plan to attend Aunt Cookie’s funeral this Saturday, we are not able to make it. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. Also, please know that Aunt Cookie will forever live in our hearts. She always had a smile and hug ready when she would see anyone. And, boy, could she make us laugh! Those are just a few of the memories that we will carry with us as we continue on in life.
    We love and miss you all!! We will talk to you soon!
    Kevin, Candy, Tyler and Blake

  9. Dear Pete & children, I was so sorry to hear of Cookies death. She was such a wonderful person. I had known her from Sopris and dearly as a friend & nurse who mentored me along with Janny during my first years at nursing school. I’m so sorry we didn’t keep in better touch. We shared such precious and special times together in those early years. Your obituary was so wonderful. I know that there are many besides me who will cherish her memory. God Bless all of you.

  10. Dear Pullara Family:
    I was saddened to read of Cookie’s having passed away. Early in my teaching career, she was one of the parents I considered a friend. I last saw her at the Pueblo West High School Graduation when my daughter Kayla graduated. We sat and visited as though no time had passed since we had last seen one another. She was truly a special person and will be greatly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. I pray that the wonderful memories you have will give you some peace and comfort through the days, weeks, months, and years ahead. God Bless all of you. Sincerely, Jackie Dierks

  11. Pullara Family,
    I am sad to see the passing of Cookie. My memories of basketball games, school and her taking care of my family members during a hospital stay are vivid. She was warm, caring, cheerful to others and upbeat. My prayers are with all of you. Bob Carter

  12. KATHY I’M SO VERY SORRY ABOUT YOUR MOTHER. YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH ALOT.. I THINK OF YOU OFTEN AND HOPE THE WORLD GETS BETTER FOR YOU. MY PRAYERS ALWAYS…..ELAINE

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