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Lee Oldham

July 5, 1925 — January 26, 2018

Lee Oldham

Nellie Lee Wands Oldham passed away on January 26, 2018, after 92 wonderful years.  Lee was born in Pueblo, Colorado on July 5, 1925.  She was the oldest of 6 children born to Nellie Juanita Wands and George Lee Arthur Wands.  Lee lived on the ranch her parents owned in a small house that her father built.  Lee helped her mother to bake bread by pulling a wooden box up to the hoosier cabinet, not tall enough to reach it alone.  She helped with the other children, as they came along.  Lee's schooling consisted of a one room school with one teacher for all grades.  She loved learning, feeling that the education she received was excellent.  Life on the ranch, while lots of work, was full of activities involving family.  Listening to records on the victrola and life outside the ranch on the radio.  December 7, 1942, a year after WWII had begun, Lee moved with her sister Mary Lou to Pueblo.  Her first job was with Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph.  Lee became a "Rosie the Riveter" working on B-29's.  Numerous jobs ensued and Lee always said that with each job she learned something new and different.  That each job deserved one's best effort. In 1946, Lee and Chuck were married, Chucking returning from the service.  Life continued on with their first child, Sherri followed by Randy 6 years later.  Lee's adventure continued with Chuck working for minerals engineering, drilling for uranium and the family moving to various states.  Some of Lee's fondest memories are of the friendships nurtured among the other mineral's engineering families. Lee lived a life full of work, Masonic and AL Kaly Shrine activities, DAR, Delta Kappa Gamma sorority, trips with family, acting as a gracious host for numerous visitors, generous with food and love.  Lee had a warm and generous spirit and lived her life with dignity and grace.  She was deeply loved by her immediate and extended family and loyal friends.  She is survived by her children, Sherri (John) McFarland and Randy Oldham; her grandchildren, Eric Holst and Paul (Kristine) Holst; her great grandchildren, Olivia, Laura, Sabrina, Sadie, Austin and Carson; her sister, Norma Fuller as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.  For all that Lee has given us to make each of us who we are, for that of hers which lives and grows in each of us, her love and ours will never end. We will draw those of us who remain in this life closer to one another in love.  Visitation for Mrs. Oldham will be held from 2 pm until 6 pm on Thursday, February 1, 2018 in the Davis Mortuary.  Graveside funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Friday, February 2, 2018 in the Mountain View Cemetery. 
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Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, February 1, 2018

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain time)

Davis Memorial Chapel

, Pueblo, CO 81004

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Graveside Service

Friday, February 2, 2018

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

Mountain View Cemetery

1315 Acero Ave, Pueblo, CO 81004

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