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OFFICIAL OBITUARY FOR

Lester Henry Mundy

1935 - 2021

Florence

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Lester H. Mundy

Lester H. Mundy was born in Clayton, New Mexico and passed away on June 30th, 2021 at his home in Florence, Colorado.

Lester spent most of his early years in Spearman, Texas where he graduated from High School. He received his bachelor’s degree from West Texas College, a master’s and Educational Specialist from West Texas University, and a Doctorate of Education from the University of Colorado.

He started his livelihood as a professional Boy Scout, then became an elementary teacher, principal, and coach.  He then went into educational administration and became a school superintendent for 27 years. He served at the following schools in Colorado: Kim, Cripple Creek-Victor, Collbran, Strasburg, and Branson.

Lester had many interests and hobbies. He loved creating Native American paraphernalia and dancing at powwows. He was an outdoorsman that loved hunting and fishing. He even became an outfitter using hounds and pack mules to hunt lion and bear. He regularly wrote articles for Full Cry magazine. He learned carpentry from his father, so he was always involved in building projects. He loved to travel, to visit family, and to sight see. He was part of the Las Animas County Search and Rescue. Lester was very social and loved visiting with people wherever he went.

He was survived by his wife Shelia, of nearly 65 years, his daughter, Tammy (Rick) Janelle, his son, Chris (Tami) Mundy; six grandchildren; five great grandchildren, a sister; Lorene (Myrl) Jones, 2 nephew, and 3 nieces.

There will be a celebration of life party and memorial for Lester on July 24, 2021. For details, please call Shelia Mundy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 601 Greenwood Avenue Canon City, Colorado 81212

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Jimmy & Paula Venable

July 18, 2021 9:07 AM
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Our deepest love, thoughts, and prayers are with Sheila, Chris, Tammy, and all family, and friends. I always remember Lester being a gentle man, with a world of knowledge..May his life reflect inspiration for each of us to live. God bless each of you and we love you so very much.
Jimmy & Paula Jean Venable
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July 9, 2021 12:22 PM
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Tammy Janelle

July 9, 2021 9:35 AM

My Dad was a very honorable man.  Every school district he worked for he tried to improve the curriculum, finances, and buildings.  He lived his life as an open book with the philosophy that if you lived with nothing to hide no one would have anything to hold over you and others wouldn't believe the lies.  He suffered from Alzheimer's for around 10 years.  I feel like I lost my dad about 6 years ago when he no longer knew who I was.  Alzheimer's is called the "long goodbye" for a reason.  My mom, was his caretaker all of this time and endured a lot of stress.  We are so thankful for the help of Sangre de Cristo Hospice and other caretakers that helped relieve my mom of some of the work. Fortunately, he was physically healthy and able to walk around until his last week. We will miss him but are so thankful that he never had to be an invalid in a nursing home.  Dad thanks for the example of a life well-lived.  

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