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Connie McCormick - January 31, 2014

Connie Daylene McCormick, a long-time resident of Bellvue, died Jan. 31, 2014, at the Lemay Avenue Health and Rehabilitation Facility in Fort Collins.

Connie was born Aug. 28, 1940, in Glenvil, Neb., to Dayton and Margaret Schliep, and soon after, the family moved to Holyoke. It was there in 1959 that she met the love of her life, and after just two dates they decided to marry.

Raising four kids while living for a time in San Diego, Calif., and then settling in Bellvue in 1976, she always made sure the home was filled with love, laughter, friends and family, and plenty of good food.

As a working mother, she also found time on numerous occasions to be a den mother, Girl Scout leader, team mother, room mother and Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed playing the piano, crafting (especially crocheting), going to movies, cooking, fast cars and spending time with her cherished four grandchildren.

In 1982, Connie was diagnosed with MS and battled the effects of the progressive disease for the rest of her life with a positive attitude and strong faith in God. She fought hard as the disease continued to take away her mobility, short-term memory and strong independence.

Although disappointed and angry at times, she never became bitter or resentful and was an inspiration to all those that remained close to her as she got worse and continued her fight against MS.

To her children and their families, Connie gave her sense of humor, caring for others, love of good food and fellowship, and a strong and unwavering faith in God. She will be missed by all of those that have come in contact with her.

She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Lyle “Mac” McCormick; daughter, Daylene Webb and husband John; sons, Lloyd McCormick, John and wife Stephanie, and Rodney and wife Stephanie; brother, Rodney Schliep and wife Paulette; granddaughter, Molly McCormick; and grandsons, Andrew Webb and wife Shea, Tyler Webb and Dayton McCormick.

A memorial service was held Feb. 6 at LifePoint Baptist Church in Fort Collins. Inurnment will take place at Holyoke Cemetery at a later date.