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Eleanor "Cary" Nierling
1933 - 2015
Olinger Woods Chapel
1100 Washington Ave
Golden, CO
Born: November 5, 1933
in Gunnison Colorado
She was the only child of
Silvio and Violet Caricato.
Raised: In Crested Butte,
Colorado until graduating
from Crested Butte High
School in 1951.
Graduated: From the
University of Colorado
with a Medical Technology
Degree in 1955.
Moved: To Ann Arbor to
work at the University of
Michigan Hospital.
Met: The love of her life,
Paul Nierling and they
married in Denver at Christ
the King Church on June
15, 1957.
Married life: Began in the
Detroit area with Paul's job.
Family life: Eleanor and
Paul had 3 children. In
addition to raising the
kids, she was active in her
church and community.
Moved: Eleanor moved
the three teenagers back
home to Colorado in 1975,
after the death of her husband
in 1974.
Life goes on: She volunteered
at Lakewood Jr.
High School with special
needs children and in the
community, and eventually
worked 21 years at the
Golden Police Department,
before retiring in 2000.
Retirement: She got busy
with documenting the
family history, volunteering
at her church, and the
Denver Museum of Nature
& Science, and enjoyed
reunions with family and
old friends in Crested Butte.
She travelled to see family,
and to Michigan, and made
special trips to Italy with
her granddaughter and
cousin Gloria.
Eleanor died unexpectedly
but peacefully on May
8, 2015. She is survived by
her son Greg and his wife
Kitty, and their children Katie
(33) and Cameron (28),
her daughter Diane and
her husband Jon, and their
children Alex (24), Hannah
(22) and Emma (17), and
her daughter Sylvia.
Published by Colorado Community Media from May 15 to Jun. 14, 2015.
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I'm afraid I never got to meet Eleanor, but I have had the very, very good fortune to know her daughter Sylvia, who I believe to have many gifts and characteristics from her mother. Thank you Eleanor for producing an exceptional loving and wise human being! May your many gifts live on well beyond your years and may your time above be peaceful and most pleasant! Myfanwy DeVoe
Myfanwy DeVoe
May 12, 2015
The Nierlings were our neighbors in Harper Woods, Mich. and were among our very first family friends! Our parents were friends and we kids (my three sisters and me) grew up with Greg, Diane and Sylvia. How amazing that somewhere along the way, the Nierlings and most of my family ended up in Colorado! Mrs. Nierling was one of the kindest and most engaging women I've ever known. She exuded grace. She called me not too long ago just to check in and make sure my mom was OK. I'll miss you, Cary, and think of you often. Thank you for being part of my life. Rest in peace. Love, Jane Carroll Andrade
May 12, 2015
How much we loved you and your telephone calls to keep this big family together and informed. Please watch us from heaven and guide us. Josey and I loved you so much. I felt you were my cousin also and I wasn't just someone that had married into the family. Your smile will be the sun every morning that I wake up to. Josey and Sherry Carricato
May 12, 2015
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