Annette (Nettie) McCabe
Annette (Nettie) McCabe peacefully passed away at her home on Monday evening, January 26, 2015. She was 98. Nettie was a long time resident of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Nettie was born in Leadville, Colorado on October 25, 1916, the daughter of Peter and Zorine Artaz.
She graduated from Basalt High School, an accomplishment of which she was very proud.
Nettie married John McCabe on June 5, 1939 at St. Stephens Catholic Church in Glenwood Springs, CO. They honeymooned at a cabin at Dinkle Lake as it was time for John to move the cattle to the range. They were married for 63 years. Nettie enjoyed family gatherings and reunions; visiting family and friends; being outside tending her flowers and yard; watching soaps, Jeopardy, Wheel of fortune, college football and basketball; walks with her friend Eleanor Vale; doing crossword puzzles; eating out; attending her church; and the antics of her two furry friends, Libby and Lizzy.
Nettie was preceded in death by her husband John; four brothers (Nino, Bob, John and a baby brother who died at birth) and two sisters (Eileen Artaz and Alice Cox).
Nettie is survived by her children LeRoy “Sonny” (Sandy) McCabe; Carolyn McCabe; Shirley (Greg) Thompson; Ed (Patty) McCabe; grandchildren Dane McCabe, Molly Thulson, Mishcha and Michael McCabe and great-grandchildren Jordan and Logan McCabe and Christopher and Katherine Thulson; and her siblings Tootie Long, Lilz Russell, Teda Bugajski, Hank (Dorothy) Artaz, Irene (Harry) Gardner, Betty Stewart, Evelyn (George) Harper and sister-in-law Jeannine Ford Artaz. She was also blessed to care for two special children whom she considered a part of the family, Kurt and Eileen Norton.
A rosary will be held at St. Stephen Catholic Church at 10 am on Friday, January 30, 2015 with the funeral mass at 10:30 a.m. Inurnment will follow at Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Colorado Animal Rescue Shelter, 2801 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 in memory of Nettie McCabe.
As Nettie would say when asked what time is it, she would reply “Half past kissing time, time to kiss again.” She had many catchy phrases. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.
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