OBITUARY

Jean Marie Costello

September 20, 1929October 28, 2013

Jean Marie Costello Jean met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on October 28, 2013 after a short battle with cancer. She was surrounded by three of her beloved daughters and left this world knowing she was truly loved. Jean was born in Kentucky on September 20, 1929. Shortly thereafter, she traveled by train with her family to Colorado Springs because her father, suffering with tuberculosis, needed Colorado’s dry climate to live. They arrived on October 29, 1929, the day the market crashed, and began their life here at the start of the Great Depression. She had a passion for life and found joy and happiness in most everything. After meeting the love of her life, Louis Costello, while working at Shepherd’s Citations, they married on July 23, 1948 and had six children over the next 16 years. They built their lives around a strong love and faith. Amazingly, they put all six children through private school on just Louis’ salary. Jean made sure her children always came first as she saved every penny and poured it into meeting all her family’s needs from nightly home cooked meals to saving a little each month to ensure an amazing Christmas for those she loved. Jean had a fun-loving, competitive spirit and whether she was playing poker or bridge her friends knew to beware. Importantly, Jean also had a compassionate nature as demonstrated by volunteering in the children’s ward at Penrose hospital for 20 years where she welcomed worried families, held newborn babies and comforted the sick. Jean was preceded in death by her husband Louis and is survived by her children Diana, Cynthia, Bob, Valerie, Rose and Kathy as well as twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren, leaving a legacy of love. Visitation will be held at Memorial Gardens, 3825 Airport Road, on Friday November 1 from 5:00 -7:00pm. Funeral services will be held at Holy Apostles Church, 4925 North Carefree, on Saturday November 2 at 1:00pm. A private burial will ensue on Monday. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Saturday, November 2, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, November 1, 2013
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Donna Brazill

October 13, 2014

I just learned of Jean's passing. I am so sorry to hear of this. What a neat lady! I loved to visit with her and looked forward to appts with her. She amazed me with her energy and was always so on top of things!

November 23, 2013

Jean was president of Pikes Peak Neighbors (formerly Welcome Wagon). We always appreciated her energy and support of the club. Many of our ladies will miss her. PPN

Juanita

November 3, 2013

Jean was my little sister, and we, with our families, lived closely in the Colorado Springs area for most of our lives. I was devastated when I learned of her cancer, which she accepted without question. I am finally feeling peace with her death, knowing she is with my mother and father in heaven.
-Juanita Thomas Kinney

Peggy Sessions

November 1, 2013

Bob, Evon, Kelly, & William- I was sorry to hear of Mrs. Costello's passing. I loved her spirit & she was such a pretty lady. Thinking & praying for you all.

Jan Whitney

October 31, 2013

Jean was our next-door neighbor here at Pinon Sun. We visited a few times and I got to hear her story around Christmas at a get together two years ago. I was saddened to hear of her departure but on the other hand know how blessed she is with her faith. She sounds like she had a wonderful life. If there's anything we can do for the family, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Jan Whitney and Roger Jerney

Van Huffman

October 31, 2013

Bob, wishing you and your family confront at the loss of your mother. You have our best wishes and please let me know if we can do anything for you and your family.

FROM THE FAMILY