Colorado Springs, Colorado resident and former Goodland, Kansas resident, Constance “Connie” Caroline Townsend, 83 passed away on Monday, November 15, 2021 at St. Francis Medical Center in Colorado Springs, CO.
Connie was born on May 6, 1938 in Goodland, KS to Lloyd Thomas and Mable Lucille (Losey) Mucklow. She was one of five children. She attended school in Goodland and graduated from Sherman Community High School in 1956.
On October 2, 1954, she married Kenneth Dean Townsend; they celebrated 61½ years together. To this union, seven children were born; Laural, Karen, Sherilyn, Daniel, Kendra, Anita and Michael.
Connie and Ken raised their family on the farm. She was a hard worker, helping with the farming, growing a big garden every year, and canning and freezing food for the winters, all the while taking good care of her family.
Then when the grandbabies came, she welcomed each one of them into her heart and her arms and her home. She loved each of them in a big way. She loved having big family get togethers and cooking a big meal any time family could get together. She made the best homemade noodles, and the best bierocks, and the best fudge, and the best pies, and the best fried chicken, and the best mac ‘n cheese, and the best……everything. She also had a love for sweets – Butterfingers, cookies and all things sweet.
Connie and Ken moved to Colorado Springs in 1984. Connie got her real estate license and they also started a property management business, in which they managed over 100 commercial properties until they retired. For many years they enjoyed their leisure time at their mountain cabin.
One of her great joys was making make bear quilts for the great-grandbabies; each one was filled with love. She also enjoyed sharing her love with all her grandchildren and great-grandchildren by making sure she had something for each of them at Christmas.
In her later years she became interested in succulent plants and had a large variety of plants in her home and yard. She read about them and knew everything about each one of them, and she took great pride in them. She was always more than willing to share them with the family when they came to visit.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband, one brother, three sisters and one infant granddaughter.
She is survived by her children Laural (Dana) Belshe of Goodland, KS, Karen (Bill) Mitchell of Colorado Springs, CO, Sherilyn (Craig) Randolph of Denver, CO, Daniel Townsend of Colorado Springs, CO, Kendra Whitaker of Dallas, TX, Anita (Marvin) Studer of Colorado Springs, CO and Michael (Mindy) Townsend of Ottumwa, IA. She is also survived by one brother-in-law Leo Townsend of Goodland, KS, 19 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
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