Wilma C. Wickman

wilma wickman

March 27, 1926 ~ May 21, 2012

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Wilma C. Wickman, 86, 'Grandma Wilma' to all who knew her, entered eternal life on May 21, 2012. She was born in Winona, Kan., on March 27, 1926, to Frank and Carrie Zerfas. Wilma is survived by daughters, Karla Coulson, Leah Ahlin and Terri (Carl) Beeman; grandchildren, Traci (Denise), Michael, Amy, Brianne (Jeremy), Shiloh (Troy), Seth, Nathan and Ethan; great-granddaughters, Karlee Rae, Hannah and Shania; siblings, Barbara Bradford, Marjorie Klein, Cleo (Bob) Day, Frank Zerfas, Larry (Betty) Zerfas and Carolyn (Gary) Gray; sister-in-law, Katherine Zerfas; sons-in-law, Forrest Coulson, Jack Ahlin and Mark Bowman. Preceded in death by parents, Frank and Carrie Zerfas; husbands, William Wells and Joseph Wickman; twin grandsons, Joshua and Jeremiah Bowman; sister, Helen Gates; brother, Ralph Zerfas; sister-in-law, Jill Zerfas; and brother-in-law, Tom Klein. Wilma was a retired bookkeeper at Kwik-Way Stores and 'Grandma' at Trinity Lutheran School. Some of her favorite times were those spent with her family, watching the Broncos and the Rockies, watching The Price is Right, and trips to Coors Tavern. Wilma was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church, 701 W. Evans, where her service will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25, 2012. In celebration of Mom's life and her love of the Rockies, those attending her service are encouraged to wear her favorite color purple or Rockies' apparel! Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Wilma's memory to Sangre de Cristo Hospice through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Leah, Terri & Karla, I send my sympathy to you all with the passing of your mother last week — I did not read the newspaper until last night, thus missing her service. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

  2. Wilma was one of my bestest friends as well as a loving sister. I’ll miss her every day but I know I’ll see her in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this hard time. All my love, Barbara

  3. Karla and family,

    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother! We both have very fond memories of Wilma. If there is anything we can do please let us know. We will remember you and your family in our prayers. Take care! Bob and Nancy

  4. Roger, Brian and I send our sincere condolences for your loss. Aunt Wilma was a wonderful, kind and generous person and she will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. Love, Vicki

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