Carolyn Frances Christopher Obituary – Chief Pueblo

Carolyn Christopher passed away peacefully at home with her daughter Lynnda by her side on April 29, 2022. She was born to Alan and Lillian Ladd II on February 9, 1936 in Lovell, Wyo. She grew up in Wyoming and Colorado. and graduated from Pueblo Central High School. Above all, Carolyn was a loving mother, grandmother and passionate activist, and animal welfare volunteer as she served on the Pueblo Paws for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society Board of Directors for nearly of 20 years, and has volunteered her time ranging from picking up and distributing dog food from local stores to no-kill shelters throughout the Pueblo to opening her home and housing countless homeless dogs temporarily and permanently. Carolyn also owned and operated her own ceramics business for nearly 40 years, donating much of the profits later in her career to Pueblo Paws and other regional animal welfare organizations. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband, Leon T. Christopher; parents, Alan and Lillian Ladd Jr; his brother, Alan (Sonny) Ladd III; his eldest daughter, Carolyn (Cay) Anderson; grandsons, Steven Curtis, Cody Rodgers; and granddaughter, Juanita Thielemier; and his sister-in-law, Lois Springer. Remaining to be cherished in memory are his daughters, Terry Chockley, Peggy (Rob) Adams and Lynnda Chockley; sister-in-law, Pat Ladd; stepchildren, Vera (Lyle) Curtis, Leon (Bub) and Trudy Christopher, Jeannie (Terry) Fuller, Jack Christopher and Becky (Claybrook); his grandchildren are Malinda (Robert) Campbell, Laurie (Donnie) Logan, Holly (Eddie) Webb, Russell (Shelli) Curtis, Chris (Katie) Christopher, John (Michelle) Christopher, Justin (Leticia) Anderson, Jassy (Anderson ) Darras, Cherakee (Quint) Ingram, Waylon Becker, Stephanie Becker, Chantel Fuller, Terry Jr. Fuller, Nathan Christopher, Mathew Christopher, Kendra (Cole) Schomaker, Megan Claybrook, Preston (Niki) Claybrook and Shayla (Casey) Emick. Carolyn is also blessed and survived by many great-grandchildren, James (Danielle) Anderson, Cerenity Anderson, Kayden Rodgers, Harlan Becker, Eric Tafoya, Kali Baker, Anthony Becker, Dakota Brummett, Teryn (Casey) Stout, Jesse Brummett, Kenna (Kyler) Delfs, Karmen (Keaton) Jeannerett, Jayce Christopher, Isabella Anderson, Evi Grace Anderson, Cody (Grayson) Webb, Beau Webb, Alexis Webb, Mariaha Theilemier, Jasmine Theilemier, Nicole Thielemier, Nick Thielemier, Tate (Mae) Lary, Bret Lary, Chris Lary, Kylee Curtis, Trystan Curtis, Noah Curtis, Graycee Curtis, Kavyn Curtis, Brendyn Fuller, Kiera Fuller, Hemi Fuller, Matthew Campbell, Johnathan Campbell, Timothy Campbell, Brylen Schomaker, Ristyn Schomaker, Kaeston Schomaker, Caroline Emick, Kenneth Emick, Paisley Claybrook, and Vivian Darras; great-great-grandchildren include Logan Delfs, Elizabeth Delfs, Kyra Anderson, Graylee Rae Jeannerett, Greyton Stout, Jude Blackburn, Talia Blackburn, Jasper Webb, Mary Ellen Webb and Waylon Webb, Greta Darras and Grace Darras. Carolyn’s cherished friends and relatives include her beautiful and generous friend and daughter-in-law, Donna Christopher; nephew, Doug (Joan) Springer; cousins, Lynnda and Skip Ladd, John Townsend; nieces, Kelly Sariel and Alana Tripp; and many friends and neighbors who knew she would always give up what she was doing to help out. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Carolyn’s name to the Pueblo PAWS for Life Animal Welfare and Protection Society at 800 N. Pueblo Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81003 or at /

Posted on June 17, 2022

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