Kennie Ann Still
Kennie Ann Still, 79, of Ft. Collins, daughter of Kenneth Hocker and Dorothy (Milner) Ellithorpe, died in the early morning of April 8, 2023, after suffering with Vascular Dementia. Her husband, Doug Still, along with her daughter Jennifer Hurley and son Christopher Still were by her side to help ease her passing.
Kennie Ann was born on March 11, 1943, in Monte Vista, Colo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth Hocker, who died in World War II, and Dorothy (Milner) Ellithorpe and Bill Ellithorpe, who raised her, brother Jim Ellithorpe and by her oldest son, Scott Still.
Kennie Ann is survived by her husband Doug, her children Jennifer Hurley (Gerry) and Chris Still (Jess) and her five granddaughters, Mckenna Hurley, Riley Hurley, Camryn Hurley, Sequoia Murphy-Still and Edie Still who will carry on her legacy of laughter and kindness. Kennie Ann is also survived by her brother Rick Ellithorpe and sisters Laurie McClung and Kathy Ellithorpe. There are numerous relatives in the Hocker, Milner and Ellithorpe families who will miss hearing her gentle voice as well.
Kennie Ann studied microbiology at CSU before graduating from Adams State in 1966 where she earned her Master's Degree as well. Kennie Ann was a devoted lifelong learner who worked in Buena Vista and Canon City correctional systems providing GED support to inmates.
She was also an animal lover and gave a home to many stray and unwanted dogs. There was always room for one more!
Above all, Kennie Ann was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother. She will be dearly missed by those who knew her.
A memorial service will be held at the Monte Vista Cemetery Chapel on June 3, 2023, at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers she requested donations be made to the Conour Animal Shelter in Monte Vista for their new kennel project or to Heifer International.