Deloris M. Giltner
November 1, 1922 – October 19, 2019
Deloris Margaret Mary Giltner, 96, passed away peacefully on October 19, 2019. Born November 1, 1922 in Princeton, Illinois to Hugh V. (Verner Hugh) and Margaret E. (Hess) Giltner. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Elverne H., Elmer L. (Mary Lou), and Norbert D. (Emma L.). Surviving brothers are Blase A. (Betty) and Jon X. (Eileen) Giltner; numerous nieces/ nephews; many great and great-great nieces and nephews. She attended Tremont Grade school in IL, moved to Boulder, CO, & graduated from Boulder Prep High School. While living in Trinidad, CO she worked as a buyer for S. & H. Kress & Company. Professionally, she earned her diploma in Nursing from Seton School of Nursing, Colorado Springs, CO; a B.S. From the University of Colorado, Boulder, CO; a M.S. from the University of California; and a Ph.D. from the University of Denver, Denver, CO.; and was a Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Practitioner. During 44 years in psychiatric nursing, she taught all levels of programs, psychiatric tech and master’s programs. She did ANA accreditation and NLN and PIA site visits; was interim director of SCSC and MSC programs; a consultant to B.S. Nursing programs, Helena Montana and Hadassah School of Nursing, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel. She planned and coordinated the St. Mary Corwin Psychiatric Unit which operated for some 20 years; and she directed the opening of and was the first Director of Nursing of Boulder Psychiatric Institute in Boulder, CO. Her memberships included American/ Colorado and District Nurses Associations, National League of Nursing, Western Society for Research, Nursing Society for Specialists in Psychiatric Nursing, WICHEN, Western Institute of Nursing, Twice President of CAN and once of District 4 Nurses Associations, awarded ANA Pearl Encircled Pin and Nurse of the Year for her contributions and was a charter member of the nurses Hall of Fame. As well as she was active in civic and cultural committees. Upon retiring from the UCHSC School of Nursing, she maintained a private practice for 10 years, established the Stephen Ministry for Nativity of Our Lord Church in Broomfield, CO. She copy edited for publishers on both coasts, was an avid reader, perpetual learner, loved music, writing, space exploration, archelogy, traveling, and cultural events. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to Drs: Bradley Smith, Scott Cuthbert, Craig Shapiro, and Ganapathy Bala. As well as Tawnya Salas, Acupuncturist, Kennette Oldham, Lymphatic Therapist, Genesis Pueblo Center, Life Care Center, Sharmar, and Bonaventure Facilities. Viewing will be from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at TG McCarthy Funeral home. Rosary will be at 12:30 p.m., Thursday, October 31, 2019 at Our Lady of the Meadows, followed by Funeral Mass at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge, CO. In lieu of flowers or food, donations can be made to Sangre De Cristo Hospice or a charity of your choice.
Deloris is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Elverne H., Elmer L. (Mary Lou), and Norbert D. (Emma L.).
She is survived by brothers, Blase A (Betty) and Jon X. (Eileen) Giltner; numerous nieces/ nephews; many great and great-great nieces and nephews.
- Ben Giltner
- Blase Giltner
- Brandon Giltner
- Bevan Giltner
- Larry Giltner
- Jim Giltner
- Daniel Giltner, Honorary Pallbearer
- Verner Giltner, Honorary Pallbearer
- Jon Giltner, Honorary Pallbearer
- Viewing Wednesday, October 30, 2019
- Funeral Mass Thursday, October 31, 2019
Deloris M. Giltner
Phyllis (Dowell) Hall
October 29, 2019
I was a student in Miss Giltner's Psychiatric Nursing class in 1967 in Pueblo. I became discouraged and decided to quit the program. I went to her to tell her about my decision. I had my books with me to turn in. She listened to what I had to say and then she looked at me and said,"Nurses are born not made. Take your books and get to class. I'll see you there". Because of her and her no nonsense approach, I enjoyed 50 years of nursing and loved every minute. Thank you, Miss Giltner!