Deva Marie (Calkins) Deen, 69, passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at her home in Pueblo West, CO, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 30, 1947 in Alamosa, CO to Emmett and Goldie Calkins. Deva married the love of her life Dennis Deen on July 16, 1967. They began their lives together in Baca County, raising two daughters and a son who completed their family.
Deva leaves behind her loving husband of 50 years, Dennis and their “little poopster”, Rocky. Daughters, Denea and husband Greg Vander Wall of St. Louis, MO., their children, Trenton (Felisha and Kenny) Palk of Baxter, TN; Treavor Palk and Katelyn (Austin Twellman) Palk all of St. Louis, MO., Deanna and husband Dale Quintana, their sons Dale Deen and Dillon (Stevie Schuster) of San Luis, CO; and Son, Scott and wife Kandi Washington, their children Ty and Ali of Woodland Park, CO; Sister, Patricia and husband Bob Ashley of Green Valley, AZ; Brother, Michael and wife Becky Calkins of Pawhuska, OK., and Brother-in-Law, Rick and wife Cecelia Deen of Springfield, CO. She is preceded in death by her loving parents; Budge and Goldie Calkins, mother and father in-law; Jesse and Paula Deen, sister; Jodi Konkel and other family members.
Services will be held at the United for Christ Church in Blanca, CO on September 23, 2017 at 10:00 am, with graveside services immediately following at the Blanca cemetery. A gathering for family and friends will be held at the Quintana residence in San Luis beginning at 1:00 pm following the services in Blanca. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to:
Sangre De Cristo Hospice
1207 Pueblo Blvd Way
Pueblo, CO 81005
IN MEMORY OF DEVA DEEN