Treesa M. Francis 53, passed away Dec. 25, 2004, in Pueblo, Colorado. Survived by her husband, Edmund Francis of the family home; mother, Jo Alma Cross; children, Scott Francis, Kevin (Mary) Francis, Brett (Tracy Young) Francis and Alisa (Timothy Dabbert) Francis; brother, William 'Bud' (Nancy) Nickell; niece and nephew, Lexa and Luke Nickell; special friends, Kevin (René) Concialdi, Norm, Brittany and Matthew Vail and all of the Vail family, Trish Nelson, Lynda Vigil, Sheila Hackworth, Melinda Hunter, Carol Ricken, Dakota and Sydney Purkey. Preceded in death by her father, William L. Nickell in 1954. Treesa was born May 25, 1951, in Limon, Colorado and had been a longtime Pueblo resident. She was very involved with her family. As a school educational assistant she was very dedicated not only to her own children but also the children she taught. Known as KA USL, Tree was a ham radio enthusiast involved with many missions of the Pueblo Ham Club. There will be viewing at the funeral home on Tuesday (Dec. 28, 2004) from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. with family receiving friends at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at the Central Christian Church, 1902 N. Hudson, with Chaplain Melinda Baber officiating. Cremation will follow at Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Hospice c/o Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. Dear Ed and Family,
    I’m so sorry for your loss, Treesa was a great women and I will always remember her and her gentle kindness to people. She was a specail gal to me when I was attending Center Beauty College and she would come in and get her hair done, and I will always remember when Carl was playing Tennis how you and your family were always so kind to all of us! Rest in peace Tressa you will always have a special place in your heart with me. I’m so sorry that I’m late posting this message, I just found out that Treesa passed away when I talked to my folks today. Take care, God Bless ~ Dayna L. Steinke Cosby

  2. Francis Family; I am a second cousin of Treesa. I was in Grand Junction for Xmas and spent a week there with my grandchildren and was so sad to hear the news. Sorry that I wasn’t able to attend the funeral. My prayers are with all of you.

  3. Hi everyone. I just found out this evening that Teresa had passed away. Jeri Bravo was up for New Years and told me. I don’t get the paper and I’m very sorry I did not make it to the funeral. I am mailing a card for the family and one for Alisa. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    Love – Marilyn

  4. Dear Francis family:
    So very sorry to hear of Treesa’s passing. Our hearts go out to each and everyone of you. We were neighbors on Mass St. and Wes and Brett were the best of friends. We are so sorry,Treesa was a wonderful mom. Our prayers are with all of you.
    Johnny,Nancy,Wes and Denise

  5. I would like to express my sincere condolences to the whole family. My prayers are with all of you, and I will continue thinking and remembering her when I return to the farm and drive by the old farm. God Bless all of you.
    Angie Parker

  6. Dear Francis Family,
    I want to express my condolences to you all in the loss of Treesa. I remember her as a cute little girl who always had a bubbly smile. I was priveleged to read some of Ed’s updates on Treesa’s condition, and the love and wonderful care your family gave her was very evident.

    May God grant you his peace and consolation.

  7. Our deepest sympathy to Treesa’s family – nothing can remove all the fond memories she has created. We knew her from birth as always a special little girl, then a special teenager, to a special mother.

  8. I’m so sorry to hear about Treesa. I will always remember how much fun we had growing up on the farm and how special she was. My thoughts are with all of her family and friends.

  9. Dear Francis Family,

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Treesa was a very special person and she touched many lives. God bless you all.

  10. Our deepest of condolences to your family. Your family has been in our thoughts and prayers.

    with heartfelt concern,

    Dan, Vickie, Danielle, Matthew, Chantelle Gallegos and Derick Crippin

  11. We were deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Though distance prevents us from attending her Service – be sure that we will be there in our hearts and we will remember her always as the wonderful person that she was. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for the family.

  12. Dear Ed, Kevin, Scott, and Alisa,

    Carol and I were so sorry to hear of Tree’s passing. It seems not that long ago, Ed, when at my mother’s memorial service you told me of her illness. I’m sorry we cannot attend Tree’s services but you will be in our thoughts and hearts today.

    In deepest sympathy,

    Cousins Les and Carol

  13. I would like to express my condolences to the Francis family.

    I knew Tressa when I was going up on Mass St. Brett and I were very good friends growing up.We were would either be playing outside or riding bikes together and getting into trouble.
    I just remember Brett’s Mom as a kind and gentle lady and was like a Mom to every kid on the block. Treesa looked out for all of us kids. We will all miss her a lot.

  14. We pray that Treesa wont be suffering here any more on this earth and is waiting with open arms when it is our time. My deepest sympathy to each and every one of you. Bud I will let Henry and Roy know.

  15. So sorry to hear of dear Treesa’s passing. I am thinking of you all and wish that I could be there. Remebering all the great times on the farm… Blessed be your family.

  16. I am so sorry to hear about Treesa’s passing. I still remember her as the darling little girl who lived down the road from us. I send my prayers and condolences to her family and friends.

  17. Dear Francis Family,
    I think your mother was one of the most special people I have met in my life, and I know although you will miss her much, she will always be remembered in all of our hearts.
    Love you guys, and my deepest condolences.
    Joel Swank

  18. Dear Francis Family,
    Your family is in our prayers. We will always remember what a kind and wonderful person Teressa was.

    Love always
    The Fraziers

  19. Please accept my deepest sympathy to all of Treesa’s family and especially to Jo Alma. So far I am a survivor but I know she fought a long and very courageous battle.

  20. Dear Francis Family,
    I was so sorry to read of your loss. She was a great person and loved her family dearly.

  21. Dear Ed and Family, Our Thoughts and prayers are with you. Please know that if there is anything I can do do not hesitate to call. I will see you on Wednesday.
    It is so good to know how well Theresa was card for these last months. I have always been so impressed with your family and the strength you show.
    Love, Paul

  22. Dear Ed and Family-

    I was so sorry to learn of the loss of Tree. I remember attending your wedding in Byers Colorado. Seems like that was only yesterday!It is so difficult to lose the Mom of the family, but your sorrow won’t last forever. Your love and memories of Tree will! I am sorry I can’t be at Tree’s service but you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

    With Sympathy,
    Your cousins,
    Larry and Bev Catalano
    Brandon and Drew

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