Beloved mother, grand-mother and great grand-mother began her eternal life on March 3rd, 2013. She was born to Gaylen and Frances Hollar September 15th, 1931. Raised in Billings Montana, she enjoyed working in interior design, managing the Parkway motel and participating in demolition races on the week-ends.
In 1962 she moved her family to Phoenix, Arizona. She continued in her chosen field working at Warner's Design Studio as she raised her family. Her children will always be grateful for her strength, dedication and unwavering love as she faced the challenges of single parenting.
In 1970 she met and married the love of her life, Jack Flook. Together, they ran a highly successful business, and enjoyed designing and building several homes during their life together. They also enjoyed extensive traveling until Jack's passing in 2008. They were active members of St. Barnabas Episcopal church. In 2009 she moved to Canon City, Colorado to be near her family. She enjoyed every family holiday and birthday celebration.
She is survived by her four children Dean, Vickey, Robin and Dick; Grandchildren Erica, Drew, Christina, Dan and Katie; Great-grandchildren Lucas, Desiree and Isaac. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband Jack.
Thoughts that her family has written about her:
Grandma was the embodiment of the Western spirit: steadfast, authentic yet graceful and elegant.
Her coy half-smile, hearty laugh and sparkle in her eyes would precede wonderfully funny stories.
She always said I was just like her. She was someone that I could look up to. I am honored to walk in her footsteps.
She took such good care of Dad.
She enjoyed sipping an expensive, smooth Scotch.
She loved NASCAR, hated football. However, if forced to watch football, loved Montana, hated Elway.
One day I noticed what beautiful feet she had and told her so. I think I made her day!
Her Christmas "goodies" boxes were so good and beautifully made.
A private memorial service will be held on March 6th in Colorado Springs with internment next to her husband at a later date in the Memorial Garden of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church.
Donations would be graciously accepted in her name to Sangre De Cristo Hospice West or the Humane Society shelter of your choice.
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