Shirley Mae (McDowell) Ham, 82, passed away at her home in Pueblo, Colo., on Oct. 21, 2012. Preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Lucille McDowell; brothers, Gerald and William; and sister-in-law, Marlene McDowell. Survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Elvin 'Bud'; son, Rod (Kember); grandson, Nicholas; great-granddaughter, Kylie; son, Rick (Patti); granddaughter, Jeni (Joey) Menegatti; great-granddaughter, Bella; granddaughter, Joni (Sam) Melendrez; great-grandson, Sammy; grandson, Joey (Kristen) Ham; brother, Gordon McDowell; sisters, Carole (J.A.) Carmack and Elaine (Raymond) Nation; sister-in-law, Glada McDowell; friends, Patty (Larry) Saindon, Joyce Rupp; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Viewing 1 p.m. followed by funeral service, 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Auntie:

    Hope Daddy isn’t pulling you off no porches in heaven. Miss you and Daddy. Glad you have given me many blessed memories and I will see you, Dad and Grandma and others I was not able to meet here on earth, one day. Glad you are in a beautiful place and in no more pain and agonie. You will always be in my heart. Myra

  2. Thank you for always being there for our family! It won’t be the same without you – all the laughing we did, smiling when we knew we couldn’t laugh, sharing stories, and remembering all of the great memories we had. I am blessed for having you as my aunt and for you showing us that there is nothing more important then your family! Thank you Aunt Shirley and we will see you again….

  3. Missing you already. The kitchen table just isn’t the same without you. I know your already dancing in heaven. Love you and see you again someday. Vickie

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