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