Connie passed away August 19, 2017 at the Sangre de Cristo hospice in Pueblo. She was born September 13, 1943 near Colorado Springs. Connie moved to Del Norte as a young girl and lived there most of her life. She graduated from Western State with a bachelor’s degree and later went to Adams State for a Master’s in art education. She taught school in Del Norte, Monte Vista, and Center.
Connie is survived by her brother David (Linda) Moreland of Montrose, and ex-husbands David Scheel of Monte Vista, and John Cox of Denver. Also surviving are half siblings Patsy Wortham of Cortez, Frank Johns of Grand Junction, and Rose Mary Tapia of Durango, and numerous cousins.
Connie had a wide network of friends on Facebook and we thank all of them for their thoughts and prayers. She was a very strong advocate against animal abuse. Anyone who wished to honor Connie’s memory is encouraged to make a donation to a local animal shelter in her name.
Inurnment will be at the Spring Valley cemetery at Larkspur, CO next to her parents Jewell and Mary Moreland. No memorial service is planned. Please have fond memories of Connie as you knew her.