Elizabeth Vernold Klemme

April 28th, 1928January 28th, 2016

Elizabeth was born in Boulder, the middle of five children of Claude C. Klemme, Sr. and Freda Lena (Vernold) Klemme. A life-long Boulder resident, Elizabeth was a graduate of Boulder High School and attended the University of Colorado where she earned her B.A. and Masters degrees, as well as the equivalency of a PhD degree, all in Education. Choosing not to marry, Elizabeth still, as she said, "had many children" since she made a career of teaching grade school, starting in Estes Park for one year and teaching in Greeley for another 36 years. 
 
Elizabeth was always very firm in her Catholic faith and after retiring from teaching, she attended the four-year course of Sister Macrina Scott's original Catholic Biblical School based in Denver. She shared this wonderful venture with her younger sister, Carol, and the two also shared incredible travels organized by Sister Macrina to the various Bible lands.
 
Elizabeth is survived by her brother, Howard Klemme, and his wife, Barbara, of Louisville, and by her sister Carol Klemme of Longmont. She is also survived by ten nieces and nephews, seven great-nieces and great-nephews, two great-great-nieces, and one great-great-nephew.
 
Following cremation, a memorial mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, February 4, by Monsignor Robert L. Amundsen at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 715 Cabrini Drive in Lafayette. A rosary service prior to the mass will begin at 10:30. A reception will be held in Nuoci Hall of the church after the mass. Private inurnment will take place in the spring at Green Mountain Cemetery in Boulder.
 
In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to: St. Labre Indian School, Ashland, MT 59004-1001; The Wild Animal Sanctuary, 1946 WCR 53, Keenesburg, CO 80643; or Agape Healthcare, 6041 S. Syracuse Way, Suite 220, Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (hospice care).
 
Services

A Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, February 7th at 11 AM, being held at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Lafayette.

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