Maureen (Sadie) Mary Dell

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  • "I am so glad I found this guest book. I never met Maureen..."
    - Terri Prince
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    - Betty Hourihan
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    - melinda meninick
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Maureen Mary Hawkes (Sadie) Dell was born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England to Dorothy and John Hawkes on October 23, 1928. Her older brother, Peter, preceded her in death. She was an accomplished ballroom dancer in her teens and survived World War II during her high school years. She received her certification as a Maternity Nurse and worked with children, both at that time, as well as later in Colorado Springs as a Teacher's Aide. On July 4, 1953, she married James V. Dell, her "Dingle". The Air Force took them back and forth between England and the United States until they settled in Colorado Springs in 1968, with their four children - Suanne Dell, Joanne Dell Fisher (Larry), Michael Dell and John Dell (Pam). Maureen became an American citizen in her sixties, but remained true to her British heritage, keeping in touch with many expatriates, exchanging recipes and jokes via the Internet. Maureen loved cooking, collecting cookbooks and was renowned for her baking. Her huge chocolate cakes were often given as a "Thank You". She gifted numerous baby sweaters and scarves that she knitted. She enjoyed clothes, social events, eating out, and gambling at the penny slots in Cripple Creek. She was eager to help out and volunteered at West Side Cares. As a convert, she had a strong Catholic faith and ran the powerful Sacred Heart prayer chain until her retirement last year. With her love, intelligence, spunk, humor and indomitable spirit, she made her mark in the world. Her greatest love was her family and friends. She was always Mum to her children, Gran to Kyle and Andrea her grandchildren, Aunty Maureen to her numerous nieces and nephews, and the love of Jim's life with whom she spent 57 years. She died knowing that she was loved, and with her family and all her friends knowing she loved them. We are comforted that she had a good life and is now with God and her family in heaven. Services will be held Sat., April 30th, 10 AM at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Colo. Spgs., 80904. Reception follows. Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to Westside CARES, 1930 W. Colorado Avenue, Colo. Spgs., 80904.

Published in The Gazette on Apr. 26, 2011