Marthena Laura Keberle
January 20, 1933 – March 21, 2020
Marthena Laura Keberle, 87, passed away on Saturday March 21, 2020 with her daughter, Sherrie, by her side. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 rules, the rest of the family was not allowed to be at her side.
Born in Omaha, Nebraska, she shortly thereafter moved to Colorado. She graduated from North High School, Denver, Colorado. She worked as a waitress many years and later started a construction cleaning company cleaning new houses preparing them for occupancy.
Marthena (aka Skeeter) was the rock of the family and will be terribly missed. She got her nickname from her father when she was born. He laid her on the table and while looking at her he said " Why she is no bigger than a mosquito!"
She had a fun sense of humor herself and would make us all laugh. Marthena loved planting flowers around her yard where she would take her coffee and sit on the porch swing to watch the birds visiting her bird feeder. Her favorite birds were the Hummingbird, Oriole, Robin, Mockingbird and became pretty partial to the Hawks. She got a lot of joy watching those big hawks taking a bath in the little birdbath and laughed while watching them get in her sprinklers. She loved her sports! An avid fan of the Denver Broncos and she would rarely miss a game. She brought a light so great in this world, that even though she is gone it still shines bright! We will remember her smile, her laughter and her never ending love she had for each of us. This grief we are feeling now does not compare to the way she touched our hearts.
She was preceded in death by her oldest son, James B. Carter, and is survived by her daughter Sherrie and son David and daughter-in-law Christine Carter; her grandchildren Lacie Ocaña (Jonathon); Lauren Ables; Melissa Carvell (John) and Cynthia Rogers-Kerr (Jeff) along with twelve great grandchildren and one great-great Grandson, with numerous nieces and nephews.
As she was leaving this world she would say "It is what it is. We can't control what happens only God can. So don't worry, things will be fine. We'll get through this together..."
Marthena will be placed at Olinger Crown Hill Cemetery in a private ceremony.