Lena Mae Zentz

May 24, 1934July 29, 2018

Lena Mae (Casteel) Zentz May 24, 1934 – July 29, 2018 Mae Zentz, 84, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family on July 29, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1934 in Rush, CO to Ethel and Julian Casteel. Mae married William (Bill) Ralph Zentz, Jr. in Colorado Springs on November 6, 1955, and together they had five children. Following the death of her husband Bill in 1984, she went back to school to earn an Associate’s degree while working full time after being a homemaker for years, eventually opening her own business. Mae loved to travel, and travelled throughout the world, even walking on the Wall of China. Mae was a member of the Red Hats Society and Bradley Road Baptist Church. She had a passion for painting and gardening. Her generosity, faith, and spirit touched people’s lives everywhere she went. Mae is preceded in death by her husband Bill, their daughter Becky Lou Zentz, and two grandchildren Erin Heather (Daughter of Ralph) and Tyler Adam (Son of Mellany). She is survived by daughter Pamela Sue Westover (Jimmie deceased), son William Ralph Zentz III (Christy), son Steven Clay Zentz (Renee), daughter Mellany Mae Mercer (Steve), grandchildren Christopher Westover (Stacy), Matthew Westover (Jamie), Dana Westover, Adam Zentz (Elina), Jared Zentz, Hunter Zentz, Lindsy Sievers (Jeff), Megan Fletcher (Brent), William Mercer (Kendra) and 12 great-grandchildren. The family would like to give a special thank you to Pikes Peak Hospice & Palliative Care. Services will be held August 18, 2018 from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Dove-Witt Family Mortuary, 6630 S US Highway 85 87, Fountain, CO 80817. Mae requested donations be made to Care and Share Food Bank for Southern Colorado in lieu of flowers.


  • Ethel Casteel, Mother
  • Julian Casteel, Father
  • William Ralph Zentz Jr., Husband
  • Becky Lou Zentz, Daughter
  • Erin Heather, Grandchild
  • Tyler Adam, Grandchild
  • Jimmie Westover, Son-in-law
  • Pamela Sue Westover, Daughter
  • William Ralph (Christy) Zentz III, Son
  • Steven Clay (Renee) Zentz, Son
  • Mellany Mae (Steve) Mercer, Daughter
  • Christopher (Stacy) Westover, Grandchild
  • Matthew (Jamie) Westover, Grandchild
  • Dana Westover, Grandchild
  • Adam (Elina) Zentz, Grandchild
  • Jared Zentz, Grandchild
  • Hunter Zentz, Grandchild
  • Lindsy (Jeff) Sievers, Grandchild
  • Megan (Brent) Fletcher, Grandchild
  • William (Kendra) Mercer, Grandchild
  • 12 Great-Grandchildren


  • Memorial Service Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lena Mae Zentz

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Jeannie Brewer

August 17, 2018

When I think of Mae, a smile comes to my face! We shared a lot of laughter thru the years. Somehow it lifted our spirits. Laughter is good medicine! Always my friend Mae. I will recall how we painted together. We enjoyed painting the "Maroon Bells" located outside of Aspen CO. We challenged one another to do our best! You will be in my heart and mind. Until we meet again Mae! Thanks for being you! I love you!

Adam Zentz

August 8, 2018