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Katherine Louise “Kathy” McCullar

November 26, 1950-March 22, 2012

Katherine Louise “Kathy” McCullar died Thursday, March 22, 2012 at her home in Longmont, Colorado after a long struggle with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 61 years old. Kathy was born November 26, 1950 in Shenandoah, Iowa to Merrill L. and Shirley V. (Kuester) Coon. Kathy graduated from Ames High School and Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa and taught elementary school in central Iowa. Throughout her life, Kathy lived and worked in Louisville, Kentucky; Dillon, Colorado and Boulder, Colorado prior to retiring in Longmont. Kathy was a Financial Aid Counselor for the University of Colorado Boulder from 1985 to 2005. She loved working with young people and also taught Sunday school for many years at Twin Peaks Assembly of God church in Longmont. Kathy was a member of the Colorado Financial Aid Counselors and numerous other professional organizations.

As a young girl, Kathy loved spending weekends and summers at the family farm of Gustav ‘G.T.’ and Elda (Weaver) Kuester near Griswold, Iowa. After retirement, Kathy enjoyed reading, playing piano and guitar, collecting family pictures, corresponding with friends and spending time with her husband David. Her friends and CU colleagues remember her positive outlook and her work as an advocate for students and as a mentor for her co-workers.

Her father, Merrill Coon preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband C. David McCullar of Longmont; mother Shirley Coon of Loveland, Colorado; her sister Lori Mitchell (Steve) of Estes Park, Colorado and nephew Jeffrey R. Mitchell (Jessica Durbin) of Gunbarrel, Colorado.

Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory conducted cremation. There is no service planned. Memorial contributions will support HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties and can be mailed to Ahlberg Funeral Chapel, 326 Terry Street, Longmont, Colorado 80501. Condolences can be posted on or mailed to the Mitchell family at P.O. Box 3847, Estes Park, CO 80517.


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