Connie Lee Saunders was born December 8, 1952 in Ogallala, Nebraska to Loran and Donna (Sexson) Prottsman. She passed away on June 19, 2019 at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke, Co.
She spent her early years in Venango, Nebraska. Connie went to Venango Grade School. In 1966 the family moved the house from Venango to Holyoke. Connie graduated Holyoke High School in 1971.
Following graduation, she attended cosmetology school in Greeley, Colorado. She was a licensed Cosmetologist in the State of Colorado. She then returned to Holyoke and worked at a number of local businesses, including the family Phillip 66, then Dairy Queen, Big Reds Cafe, a cafe in Julesburg, Glovers Cafe, Big R, and as carry-out girl for Shopall.
She told us that she was the only girl who had a car in high school, so others wanted rides all the time.
Connie was Baptised as a baby. Then, when her parents were Baptised, she was baptised with them at the First Baptist Church. When she and Ben were married, they were baptised together in the Christian Church. Ben was unable to get upstairs in the Baptist Church, so they went to the Christian Church which was all ground level.
After Ben died she was able to buy a house in Sterling and lived there for 6 years. She enjoyed being with Ben's kids and grandkids. She was so proud to have the little ones come and say,” Pick me up Grandma.” She loved having celebrations in her house, Christmas, Thanksgiving and others. She was very active in the Baptist Church in Sterling and had many friends there.
Connie was preceded in death by her parents, Loran and Donna Prottsman, and her beloved husband, Ben. She is survived by aunts Nancy Prottsman, Barbara Prottsman, and Charlotte Most and Ben's children: Woody Saunders, Joey Saunders, Dawn Saunders, and Christie Myrom and their families and many other relatives and friends.
Connie loved the many pretty flowers in her yard.
She always had a smile on her face and a HELLO to all.
She wanted everyone to remember her by the smile on her face.
Memorial Service will be Tuesday, June 25 at 10:30 A.M. at Baucke Funeral Home in Holyoke, Co.
With Pastor Jeremiah Krieger officiating.
Burial will be after the service at Venango Cemetery, in Venango, Nebraska.
Memorials may be made to Melissa Memorial Hospital, Holyoke, Colorado.
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