Daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother, Virginia E. Cuchares passed over on February 16, 2013. She is survived by five children, Tony Jr. (Kim) Cuchares, Rose (Jim) Glennon, Patti (Dennis) Frye, Mabel (Fred) Brown, and Jim (Shawne) Cuchares, 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tony Cuchares Sr. and son, Joseph. Born May 21, 1926 in Fountain, Colorado to Morris and Mabel Olson. She grew up with three siblings, John Olson, Doris Holmes, and Ruth Aldridge, who also preceded her in death. She graduated from Fountain High School in 1945. Virginia worked on the family dairy and horse ranch. She was President of Cuchares Ranch, guided visitors through the Garden of the Gods on horseback, was a member of the Mountain Empire Dairymen's Association, a Cowbell, and a lifetime member of the Fountain Roping and Riding Club. She enjoyed participating in the Pikes Peak Ranger Riders with her son Tony. Virginia enjoyed the mountains, especially Buena Vista and Garden of the Gods, travel, and spending time with family and friends. She will be remembered as a loving mother; a fun and adventurous grandmother; and animal lover. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends. Virginia's family wishes to thank The Bridge and Evercare Hospice for their nurturing and care. A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at Swan-Law Funeral Director's, 501 N. Cascade Ave. The funeral service is planned for Friday, February 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., Pikes Peak Christian Church, 4955 Bradley Rd. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Evercare Hospice at 5450 Tech Center Drive, Suite 120, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
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Published in The Gazette from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013