Nancy Ann Hilleary
Former Leadville resident Nancy Ann Hilleary, 64, died Jan. 6 in Parker, Colo.
She was born Nov. 9, 1936 in Leadville to Fred and Angela (Smalich) Kettunen. She graduated from Lake County High School in 1954.
She married Robert Hilleary March 7, 1964 in Leadville.
She was a former County Treasurer of Lake County, from 1994-2000.
She was a member of the Elks Club in Leadville and secretary of the Leadville Democratic party.
She was preceded in death by her sister Frances Saucke.
She is survived by her husband Robert Hilleary, Parker, Colo.; daughter Jackie (Dave) Rendon, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; sons James (Robyn) Hilleary, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; John (Felicia) Hilleary, Littleton, Colo.; Jerry Hilleary, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; grandchildren Timmy, Eric and Jared Rendon, Highlands Ranch, Colo.; Dante Weddell and Brandon Hilleary, Littleton, Colo.; and Hailee Hilleary, Highlands, Colo.
Cremation was held at Parker Crematory in Parker. A private service will be held at a later date.
Donations may be made in memory to the American Cancer Society, 2255 South Oneida, Denver, CO 80224.
Funeral arrangements were handled by Parker Funeral Home, Inc.
Frances LuRee Stout
Former Leadville resident Frances LuRee Stout, 80, a homemaker, died Dec. 30 at the St. Joseph Hospital in Kirkwood, Mo.
She was born Aug. 23, 1920 to Francis and Lilly (Drake) Anthony in Attica, Kan.
On July 20, 1940, she married Leslie C. Stout in Ponca City, Okla. They made their home in Colorado until his retirement in 1976, when they moved to Attica.
She was a member of the Christian church, joining with her husband on Sept. 19, 1979 by letter of transfer from the Leadville United Methodist Church. Rev. Mike Linn was pastor. She loved the church and was active in the CWF and loved 'lots of little children' in the church. Even after she was unable to attend on a regular basis, she was faithful in her financial support of the church. She was also a lifetime member of the Order of Eastern Star.
She enjoyed playing cards with various groups and always loved to have company, with the exception of when her favorite game show, Jeopardy, was on. She was an avid reader and loved a good book, even sharing several of her books by donating them to the library shelves.
She also loved animals and was always concerned for their welfare during inclement weather. She had two very pudgy little dogs that she dearly loved and missed when they died.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother Lee Anthony; and her sister Wilma Deane Miller.
She is survived by her son Dennis Stout, Copiapo, Chile and Sparks, Nev.; daughter Virginia Brooks, Webster Groves, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; other relatives and a host of friends.
Funeral services were on Jan. 5 at the Christian Church in Attica, Kansas.
Interment was at the Christian Church cemetery in Attica, Kan.
Marie A. Burger
Marie A. (Donoher) Burger, 84, died Jan. 6 at St. Francis Nursing Center in Colorado Springs.
She was born June 21, 1916, in Leadville to Peter Donoher and Elsie Hermann.
She was married April 7, 1936, to Al Burger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter Kay Bryant and a great-grandson Jasen Andersen.
She is survived by her son James Burger; daughters Marie Ann Anderson, Kim German and Belinda Kohl; grandchildren Scott Andersen, Ramona Green, Eunice Crowley, Dustin Burger, Julie Burger, Dee Dee Burger, Carisa German, Quentin German, Cara Knapp, Michelle Gertson and Christina Doll; and great-grandchildren Todd LaRue, Ryan LaRue, Derek LaRue , Nicole Green, Sean Green, Jesse Crowley, Tara Crowley, Williams, Cory James Kohl, and Corryn Doll.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 23 at St. Rose of Lima Church in Buena Vista.
Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Buena Vista.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Rose of Lima Church, P.O. Box 458, Buena Vista 81211
Henry R. Cerise
Former Leadville resident Henry R. Cerise, 81, died Jan. 4.
He was born June 28, 1919 in Carbondale to Henry and Mary Cerise.
He was a veteran of the US Navy. In 1983, he retired from the CF & I after 28 years of service. He was a member of Local # 2102 United Steelworkers Union and a lifetime member of Pueblo Aerie # 145 FOE.
He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Pauline Cerise; children June DeHaven, Pueblo; Dave (Darlene) Cerise, Florissant; Dick (Bev) Cerise, Arvada; Brenda (Floyd) Bieker, Penrose; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son Donald J. Cerise; one sister and four brothers.
Rosary was recited on Jan. 7 and funeral Mass on Jan. 8, both at Holy Family Church.
Interment was at Imperial Memorial Gardens with military honors provided by the Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.
Robbie Lee Herron
Robbie Lee Herron, 87, died Jan. 6 at St. Vincent General Hospital.
She was born April 17, 1913 in Farmersville, Texas to Robert and Maude (Kemp) Cox.
In 1947 she and her husband William H. Herron moved from Oklahoma to Climax and to Leadville in 1954.
She worked as a bartender at both the Silver Dollar and Manhattan bars and owned her own business for a while.
Her garden was her paradise and she spent many hours enjoying her flowers and the outdoors. She was also an avid painter. Her daughters will long cherish the many paintings they have of hers. Her dog "Blackie" was a much loved companion.
She was a member of the Leadville Moose Lodge and the Climax Cloud Club.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband William; sons Gary, Billy and Kenneth Herron and daughter Joon Mae Potter.
She is survived by her daughters Sue Lamar, Leadville; Sharon (Leo) Mondragon, Pueblo; Nelta (Graham) Fryer, Caddo, Okla.; and Barbara Nelson, Atoka, Okla.
She is also survived by eight grandchildren.
Services were held Jan. 9 at Bailey Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. Tom Abbott officiated and Neil V. Reynolds played the organ.
Pallbearers were Frank Seme, Glenn Kragovich, and Twyla and Alicia Cherry.
Interment was in the family plot in Evergreen Cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Bailey Funeral Home.