Cecile "Ann" Bender

November 13, 1945 ~ October 25, 2018 (age 72)

Cecile Ann Bender "Ann" went to her heavenly home on Thursday, October 25th, 2018. She is the daughter of the late George Glenn Owen and the late Marion Winifred Kirby. Her Father was a radio technician in the 8th Airforce who met her mother who was an ambulance driver during World War II while stationed in England. Ann was born November 13, 1945 upstairs at the George Inn in the village of Maulden  in the Central Bedfordshire of England.  Following the war, Ann sailed to the United States as an infant with her mother who was a " war bride" aboard the Queen Mary. As a child she grew up in Texas and Kansas. Her high school years were spent in Lawrence, Kansas and upon graduation she subsequently attended the University of Kansas where she studied art history for several years. At KU she met her husband Dennis Bender. they were married September 4th, 1965 in Lawrence, Kansas. Shortly, thereafter she moved with Dennis to Colorado and resided in Arvada for many years. Just recently they had moved to North Thornton to be close to their daughter and grandchildren. After arriving in Colorado, Ann worked a receptionist for a dentist. However, later Ann spent most of her time in Colorado being a homemaker and raising her daughter. Later, she did work part-time for an orthodontist handling insurance claims, and she also volunteered and worked the front desk at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. Later she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren who were the light of her life. She enjoyed her cats, gardening, and reading. Ann is survived by her husband, Dennis Bender; sister, Heather Macurdy; daughter, Amy Nelson; granddaughter, Whitney Nelson; and her grandson, Wesley Nelson for whom we continue to pray. Funeral Service, Friday November 9, 2018. 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Officiating: Father: Bill At Holy Comforter Episcopal Church. Address: 1700 W 10th Ave, Broomfield Col, 80020. Tel: 303-466-2667   W/ Lunch Reception Immediately Following Burial After Reception.  Burial Will be at Mount pleasant Cemetery Erie Colorado. Arrangements by Erlinger Funeral Home Lafayette Colorado.

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