Stephen A. McCrory
August 4, 1930 – February 20, 2021
Stephen A. McCrory of Pueblo passed away Saturday, Feb. 20, (age 90). He is survived by his daughter Linda (Scott) Lloyd, 2 Grandsons, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Stephen McCrory was born, August 4, 1930 in Pueblo Colorado, to his parents Helen (Urban) McCrory and Vernon McCrory. More affectionately known as Steve, he was the second oldest, and first-born son in a family of 4 children. Steve and his family lived the majority of their time in Pueblo.
At the age of 16 Steve went to work to help support the family. Starting at the bottom of the totem pole, cleaning up and doing various jobs at the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company where he retired from there after over 35 years working in the Field Fence Department as a mechanic making chain-length fencing.
Steve met the love of his life, Darlene Huffman, and they were married March 25, 1951.
A few months later on May 31, 1951, Steve was called to service with the Army. Attending bootcamp in New Jersey, he was soon shipped over seas to serve in the Fifth field artillery, First division in Kitzingen, Germany during the post war reconstruction. He worked on the communication lines - Installing lines and receiving and sending information for the officers and his division; using morse code and other correspondence used at the time. Steve served there for 18 months and was discharged January 15th 1953.
Steve and Darlene were reunited to begin their lives together, and made their home in Pueblo. Steve returned back to work at the CF&I.
Steve and Darlene always loved to travel, camp and fish. They always considered family their number one priority. In May of 1958, Steve and Darlene welcomed their daughter, Linda, into the world. Making a warm, loving and home for themselves and welcomed anyone who would come to visit.,
Steve was rarely out-fished and the best river fishermen around. Learning this skill from his Uncle Leo, Steve taught multiple family members and friends the proper way to fish, watch the the lay of the river and to “think like a fish”. Steve’s other hobbies were, carpentry, (updating their house) wood working, wood carving, gardening, jewelry making, pen making. And tinkering in the kitchen. Known for his brisket
Steve and Darlene celebrated 65 years of marriage and continued to share their love with each other and every one they met.
They were members of many organizations, among many of them were Church, Good Sam’s, and volunteering at the Pueblo Cooperate Care Center. Darlene passed away Nov. 28,2016. Steve made the best of his loss and his failing health. Always trying to keep a positive attitude.
As Father, Grandfather, Uncle and dear friend, Steve will truly be missed. He took part of our hearts with him but left us with wonderful, fond memories.
Public Visitation- Saturday, February 27, 11:00a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Imperial Memorial Gardens Service- Monday, March 1 at 1:00 p.m. Imperial Memorial Gardens
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choice or, Sangre De Cristo – Joni Fair House – Pueblo, CO
Saturday, February 27, 2021
Monday, March 1, 2021
Stephen A. McCrory
March 3, 2021
We share the Loss of a Wonderful Man who volunteered for the Cooperative Care Center. Thank you Steve for the work well done.
I know our Lord and Savior met you at the gate with these words.
"Truly , I say to you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. You are now in the presence of The Master, Jesus Christ. And reunited with the love of your life, Darlene.
Johan and Helma Gerth
March 1, 2021
In loving memory, he will be missed, sending our condolences, love from Holland, Johan & Helma
Gijsje wim Gerth
February 28, 2021
My condolences on the loss of Steve.
Wim (brother from albert)gijsje
February 27, 2021
My condolences on the loss of Steve. We the kids and I have always loved Steve. Of his openness and spontaneity. going fishing with Steve has always been a treat for him but also for us. He was like a grandfather to us. When we came he had to and will celebrate his birthday. we will miss him very much
Ton/Anja & Marieke & Jasper & Brenda & Sandra
February 24, 2021
Steve, you were just the Best neighbor, ever. I remember when you were well enough to walk around that minnequa lake with me. We talked without stop. You had fun recalling a lot of memories about the boat house that use to be there. You had such a God given talent of wood carving. I bought a good looking cane from you that I believe you made especially for me. I remember shortly after meeting you , you said to me ,”no funny business MaryAnn”.made me laugh and laugh. I pray the I will see you and Darlene in Heaven. You were a man of few words when it came time to talk about Jesus Christ as Savior. “You be there Steve.” Love & prayers, MaryAnn Kish