Lavonne Hidy Memorial Service

Lavonne “Bonnie” Jeane (Pooschke) Hidy passed away on March 10, 2023. She was born on Dec. 19, 1931 to Theodore Ferdinand and Marie Lena Leota (Vogeler) Pooschke in Boulder, Colorado. The family lived and worked on the fish hatchery in Boulder. Later, they moved to a farm near Louisville, Colorado where Lavonne graduated from Louisville High School. Lavonne then attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado where she met James William Hidy. They married on March 6, 1953 and Jim joined the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was stationed in Camp Polk, Louisiana, where their daughter, Christine, was born. The family moved to Steamboat Springs, Colorado where Jim worked in his father’s plumbing business, and their two sons, Jim and Terry, were born. In 1959, the family moved to Colorado Springs, and then purchased their home in Black Forest. Jim worked for Jolly Plumbing; Lavonne nurtured her children and was active in the community. She joined the Homemakers Guild, was a Girl Scout Leader, and a Cub Scout Den Mother. The family helped begin Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Colorado Springs, where Lavonne was church secretary for several years.

Lavonne and Jim helped raise funds for local scholarships, were members in the Black Forest Community Club, Colorado Springs Muzzleloaders, Colorado Springs 4-Wheel Drive Club, El Paso Sheriff’s Posse, and Volunteered several summers near Steamboat Springs as campground hosts for the Forest Service in the Seedhouse Campground and at Pearl Lake Campground. They joined the Black Forest Lutheran Church, and began a Senior Social Group there. They served as “Keeper of the Keys” to Black Forest in 2007.

Lavonne was active in the local AARP group, Little Log School, volunteered at Edith Wolford Elementary School in the library and helped teachers. She continued to be active at Black Forest Lutheran Church on the Social Ministry Committee.

Lavonne lost her husband, Jim, in 2013 and the afternoon of his Memorial Service, the Black Forest Fire burned her home. Lavonne did not JUST survive, she THRIVED! She had her new home built on the property and loved designing it and furnished it with a long table in the dining room for family gatherings and MUCH entertaining.

Lavonne was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and sister, Doris Marie (Ericson) – Grant Devere ”Curly” Hilliard. She is survived by her children: Christine Marie (Hidy) – Roger Clay Aldridge, James Randall – Wanda Irene (Reece) Hidy, and Terrance Lemar – Penny Ann (Vincent) Hidy; Grandchildren: Rodger Alan Aldridge – Amanda Danielle Walters, Jacquelyn Renea (Aldridge) – Bryan Ray Price, Sayde Elizabeth Marie Aldridge, Melissa Irene (Hidy) – Justin Lee Covey, and Randall Worth Hidy; Great Grandchildren: Brantley Wade Aldridge, Neomi Evelyn (Taylor) – Luke Hall Rutz, Syan Alexis Taylor, Gabriel James Taylor, Ethan Reece Hidy, Bella Elaine Hidy; a great-great-grandchild: Eleanora “Ellie” Syan Rutz will be born in May.

A Memorial Service for Lavonne will be held Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:00 am at Black Forest Lutheran Church, 12455 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908.

In lieu of flowers, you may make a Memorial Donation to the following: Heifer Foundation International (the page has information about the organization) at (direct link provided below) or to Black Forest Lutheran Church/Lavonne Hidy Memorial Fund 12455 Black Forest Road Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908.

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