Adela Marie Golosky, 101, passed away peacefully in Pagosa Springs, Colo., on Feb. 17, 2013.
She is survived by her sister, Frances Gallegos of Pueblo, Colo., daughter Delores (Steve) Butler of Pagosa Springs, and son David Golosky of Wheatridge, Colo.; nine grandchildren — John, Barbara, James, Jeffrey and Jason Laydon, Daniel Butler and Oliver, Benjamin and Samuel Golosky. She is survived by eleven great-grandchildren — Abraham and Luke Laydon, Joshua Laydon, Alyssa and Malory Laydon, Daniel, Deanna, Tracey, Zachery, Zoe and Isaac Butler. Four great-great-grandchildren — Ava and Thane Laydon, Elle Laydon and Daniel Butler III.
She is preceded in death by her brother Robert, sisters Odila and Madeline Trujillo, and her beloved husband of 52 years, Morris Wolf Golosky.
Adela Marie Trujillo, was born in Chama, Colo., in the San Luis Valley on Oct. 2, 1911. She and her siblings were raised on the land they themselves cultivated with strong family traditions and very hard work.
After the sudden loss of Delores’ father, Victor DeHerrera, a very young, widowed mother and child moved to Pueblo, Colo. She worked as a waitress, where she met Morris who worked for The Denver Rio Grande Railroad. She became an apartment manager. At age 50 they adopted a new baby boy, David. She worked tirelessly to build a loving family and provide for her grandchildren. A wonderful cook, she enjoyed preparing meals on her old woodburning porcelain stove for many years. She loved gardening and had a large yard filled with herbs and flowers. Active in the Methodist Church and Masonic Lodge traditions, she was always busy tending to the needs of her family and others in her community.
Rarely sick, she attributed her good health and longevity to good food, little stress and clean hands.
Adela lived in Pagosa Springs and loved her apartment at Archuleta Senior Housing since 2002. She helped at Peppers Restaurant, owned by grandson James Laydon, by making pies and shredding pork for green chili. She was very grateful for her caregiver, Sophia Jacobson, and for all the dear friends she made here.
The family held a grand life celebration for her 100th birthday in May 2011.
Memorial services will be held privately. Adela loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The family rejoices she is now at her eternal home in Heaven, with peace, rest and comfort.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Grace Gospel Publishers, 8366 Conifer Rd. Denver, CO 80221.