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Ailean Busby Colosky

November 14, 1923February 10, 2021
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Ailean Busby Colosky, age 97, of Westlake, Louisiana, recently residing in Smithville, Texas, passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Ailean was born November 14,1923 to Charlie Busby and Anna Jane Pilley Busby. She was preceded in death by her parents, her stepfather, Dalton Wing; her husband, Steve Colosky; her daughter, Joy Ann Spell; her brothers, “Bud Wing, “Tucker” Wing and Cecil Busby; her sisters, Vera Mobley, Maxine Smith and Nora Busby.

Ailean was a lifelong resident of Westlake and graduated from Westlake High School. She attended nursing school and college in San Antonio, Texas, where she met and married the love of her life, Steve Colosky. They were married for 64 years.

Those left to cherish her memory are her sons; Stephen Colosky and his wife, Carolyn of Smithville, Texas, Michael Colosky and his wife, Charlotte of Lake Charles, Louisiana and son-in-law; Dewey Spell of Westlake. Ailean’s pride and joy were her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. These include: Cydnie and George Meuth: Stephen and Christine Colosky, Anna and Justin Goertz, Cristen Meuth, Brent and Candace Mathis, Trevor and Devon Meuth, Chase Frost and 25 great-great-grandchildren; Stephen M. and Beverly Colosky: “Jake” and Zack; David and Jacelin Colosky: Gretchin and Dax; Danial and Elizabeth Colosky: Zoe; Jason and Casey Colosky: Jack and Stella; Rosemary and Thomas Rose: Michael and Thomas; Shannon and Nicole Spell: Gage, Gabriel and Makenna; Sabrina and Marshall Hancock: Tera, Hunter, Kira, Logan and Nathan.

Ailean loved her home and especially her patio room where she spent a great part of her time in her rocking chair when she was not tending to her plants, gardens and roses. Ailean’s home was always open and welcoming. She loved to cook for everyone. She liked to hunt and fish. She also walked to New Orleans through her exercise program in the Westlake Recreation Center to maintain her health and well being. She taught herself to play the piano and loved music. She played cards, Wahoo, or Skipbo weekly with her friends. Ailean never met a stranger and her smile would light up any room.

Ailean was active in the Gateway Church of God and the Eastern Star. She held offices in the Credit Womens International organization. She worked in various positions and retired as Branch Manager of the Westlake Gulf National Bank.

Ailean will always be remembered as a mother who loved and cherished her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, large family and a multitude of friends. Visitation services will be held at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake on Thursday, February 18, 2021 beginning at 11:00 am until 1:00 pm. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, there will be a private family service and graveside service.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.hixsonfuneralhomes.com for the Colosky family.

Services

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, February 18, 2021

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Faye Jones/Crowell

February 19, 2021

I have known Ailean since I was a teenager ( I am now in my 70’s) and she always seemed to be smiling. She worked for my Dad for a time and was liked and appreciated by all. I am sure that she has left many fond memories to many people and I am one if them. Rest In Peace Ailean and know that you are remembered fondly.
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Cheryl Bowman

February 14, 2021

I loved how competitive Aunt Ailean and Mom would be playing Wahoo. It was so funny. One of my best memories is Larry and I staying with Aunt Ailean and Uncle Steve for Christmas the year Tony was born. That was one of the best ever and they spoiled us rotten. All of my childhood and adult years are tied up with how close we all were. She was a great inspiration with her love of God and family. She is missed.

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Ailean Busby & Doug Pilley

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Mom writing letters. She wrote a lot to a lot of people.

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Coffee time

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Our family

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Ailean Busby & Doug Pilley

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Mom writing letters. She wrote a lot to a lot of people.

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Coffee time

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Our family

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Home while building new home

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Relaxing