William E. Courney, 84, passed away May 25, 2011. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Courney; children, William R. 'Bob' (Beverly) Courney, Pueblo, Gail Burr, Pueblo, Susan Payton, Pueblo West, Michael (Linda) Courney, Pueblo, and K. C. (Eric) Courney, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; sister-in-law, Marie Courney, Roy, Utah; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born to Claude J. and Katherine L. Courney in Pueblo. Preceded in death by one brother and two sisters. He served in the U S. Navy during WWII. William and Dorothy were married on August 13, 1949, in Taos, N.M.. He retired as a business machine service representative. Member of Christ the King Parish and Nocturnal Adoration Society, and a life member of B.P. O. Elks Lodge No. 90. He loved his roses, reading, football, especially the Denver Broncos and Notre Dame, and was a real people person. Visitation, 2-4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Rosary, 7 p.m. Monday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, 2011, at Christ the King Parish, 1708 Horseshoe Dr., with Msgr. Thomas Adrians as celebrant. Military honors by the Pueblo Veterans' Ritual Team will immediately follow the Mass. Elks rites by B.P.O. Elks and interment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. I am deeply saddened with the passing of Mr. Courney. I pray the family can find peace and comfort thru family and friends at this time. From my personal interactions with Bill, he alway’s will be remembered as being a very friendly man and loving father.

  2. Dorothy: Thinking of you, KC, Gail and others of your family today. Bill’s sincerity in his Faith and his dedication to helping others, and his friendship, will always be remembered by our family. A true “friend in need”. Sincerely, Thelma Hennen and Kathy, Pam and Brad.

  3. Courney Family, Our condolences go out to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bless you all. With all our love, Becky and Crystal

  4. Uncle Bob, Aunt Beverly, Sally, Lisa, and the rest of the Courney family…I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by fond memories during this time. My thoughts, prayers, and love are with all of you.

  5. I will always remember our summer trips to Pueblo. Uncle Bill was always making us laugh. He could tell the best stories. He was a great brother and friend to my dad. He would call us every holiday after my dad passed away. My whole family loved him dearly. I am so sorry for the Courney family’s loss of their father, grandfather and husband. Noone can fill the void of his absence.

  6. We will miss you Uncle Bill. I will never forget your laugh! We are left with good memories of holidays and laughs at family picnics before we all “grew up” and moved away. God bless your heart & soul and our prayers are with you and the family.

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