Mildred S. Graves
Mildred S. Graves, formerly of Aurora, Glenwood Springs, and Castle Rock died Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2005 at the Heritage Club at Greenwood Village. She was 92.Mildred was born Lena Mildred Stewart on April 24, 1912, in Castle Rock, to Douglas Noel and Selena Jay (Ayres) Stewart. She graduated from Centennial High School, Pueblo, in June of 1929. She graduated from Colorado State University in June of 1957. Mildred received a Bachelor of Science degree and Masters degree at the University of Denver, graduating in August of 1964. Mildred was a teacher/counselor in Glenwood Springs, and a teacher at the Opportunity School in Denver and Wheat Ridge High School. On June 10, 1932, she married Edward Reid Graves Sr. in Castle Rock. Edward preceded her in death on March 15, 1987. Mildred was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Centennial, and a former member of Christ’s Episcopal Church in Castle Rock and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church in Glenwood Springs. She was a member of P.E.O., Eastern Star, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Kappa Gamma, and served on the Colorado Vocational Association Board and the Colorado Home Economics Association. Mildred is also preceded in death by a brother, Patrick Stewart.She is survived by her children, Edward Reid Graves Jr. and his wife Elaine of Hudson, Colo.; Eleanor Graves Hubbard and her husband, Ken, of Cherry Hills Village; and Lawrence Stewart Graves and his wife , Marie, of Denver; sister Shirley Stewart Uhran and her husband, John, of Bakersfield, Calif. Mildred is also survived by 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 8, at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 8485 E. Dry Creek Road, Centennial. Interment will be at 2 p.m., following the services, in Bear Canyon Cemetery in Sedalia. The Rev. Merrie Need will officiate. Memorials may be made to the Edward R. & Mildred S. Graves Family Scholarship, c/o CSU Foundation, P.O. Box 1870, Fort Collins, Colorado 80522-1870. Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Olinger Andrews Caldwell Gibson Funeral Home, Castle Rock.
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