Connie Lee Shenefelt
August 17, 1960 – July 5, 2019
On Friday July 5th, 2019, Connie Lee Shenefelt, loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully at the age of 58, following a motorcycle accident.
Connie was born on August 17th, 1960 in Pueblo, CO to LeRoy and Barbara. She was raised in the county and lived a very full country life where she loved barrel racing, beauty pageants and people. Shortly after Connie took her adventures to California where she was blessed to start her family and raised her three boys Justin, Jeff and Brandon. After many years there Connie came home to Colorado to be close to her family, here she found passion in trucking, construction, AA/NA and motorcycles. Connie marched to her own timing and beat, and everyone loved being around her. She loved being a mom to her three boys and found pride in the men they are today. She especially found the greatest joy spoiling her grandkids to the fullest. She lived to live and filled every moment with a memory, whether good or bad she never lost her infectious smile and compassionate spirit. She will forever be on that open road, free, riding her motorcycle to fish in the mountains.
Connie was proceeded in death by her parents LeRoy Van Meter and Barbara Hontz. She is survived by her boys Justin Van Meter, Jeff Shenefelt and Brandon Shenefelt and their children Julian Rayas, Brianna Rayas, Leanne Shenefelt, Levi Van Meter and Donavan Shenefelt and her sisters Deanna (Bob) Aguilar and Amanda Van Meter and several aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Friday July 19th, 2019 at the Imperial Memorial Gardens, 5450 Highway 78 West in Pueblo at 2 pm. A celebration on Connie’s life will be held shortly after the funeral at the American Legion on West 9th in Pueblo.
Connie was proceeded in death by her parents LeRoy Van Meter and Barbara Hontz.
Survived by her boys Justin Van Meter, Jeff Shenefelt and Brandon Shenefelt and their children Julian Rayas, Brianna Rayas, Leanne Shenefelt, Levi Van Meter and Donavan Shenefelt
her sisters Deanna (Bob) Aguilar and Amanda Van Meter
and several aunts, uncles, cousins and nephews.
- Memorial Service Friday, July 19, 2019
Connie Lee Shenefelt
July 17, 2019
I want to extend my deepest sympathy, to Brandon, and his family.
I met Connie in the Shelter in Pueblo a long time ago, early 90's. I was feeling kinda blue and she came and befriended me.
Connie was a very good person, she made me laugh. My daughter Renee is around the same age as Brandon, which I babysat for a couple hrs once. She was a caring mother, I really liked her. I worked at Caspers Donuts in Blend and she worked at the other bakery near King Soopers. though we didn't keep in touch I always respected her cause I felt she deserved it she did the same for me.
When I think of your mother I remember how warm and caring she was, she was easy on the eyes too, just very sweet....I'm going to miss her.
July 15, 2019
Connie was like a mom to me. I'm going to miss her dearly. She was a great support to me in my recovery and was always there for me in my times of need. My condolences to the family. To my little brother Brandon I love you and miss you I'm praying that you stay strong through these tough times. Mom was so proud of where you are in life keep your head up I'm always here for you hope to see you for the services.