Kirstine “Stina” Joanne Stjernholm, a long-time Pueblo resident and the sister of the late Dr. Thomas Stjernholm, passed away May 23rd after a short hospitalization at St. Mary-Corwin Hospital. She was preceded in death by her parents Rasmus and Kirstine Stjernholm and eight siblings. The youngest child of Danish immigrants, Stina was born on August 22nd, 1931, and grew up in Fowler, Colorado. After graduating from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, she taught elementary school in Pueblo for a number of years before earning her Master’s Degree in Library Sciences from the University of Denver. She began her second career as a librarian at her alma mater Augustana College and then returned to Pueblo to work in the library of Southern Colorado State College, now Colorado State University. She retired in 1995 after 28 years of service to that institution. Stina was a woman of deep faith who was active in her church and volunteered many hours there. She also loved telling jokes, watching sports on TV, playing card games, and traveling. She was a devoted aunt to her twenty-one nieces and nephews and played an integral role in her large extended family. They will miss her humor and enthusiasm. The family wants to thank the staff at Life Care Center of Pueblo for their loving care of Stina these past few years. A service celebrating her life will be held on May 30th at 1pm at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 2561 Vinewood. The family requests memorial gifts be sent to King of Kings Scholarship Fund. Online condolences at DavisMortuary.com.