Angela Keifer

angela keifer

This is to celebrate the life of Angela Keifer. To her family and friends she was know as Angie. Angie died on March 31, 2009, at 96 years of age. She was very active and alert until she had became ill with pneumonia in February of 2009. For 5 weeks she was in the hospital and due to the complications from the pneumonia she passed away at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, NV.

Angie was born on October 24, 1912, in Ely, Minnesota, at home. She was one of seven children born to Leopold Mayerle (father) and Anna (Primozich) Mayerle (mother). She attended grade school and high school in Ely, MN. Angie went to the University of Minnesota, at St. Cloud, and earned a degree in Physical Education. She taught high school in Tower, MN until she joined the U.S. Army, in January 1, 1944, during World War II. She was discharged from the Army on August 15, 1946, after serving for 2 years and 7 and a half months. The reason she left the army was due to getting married to Major John Stewart Keifer. When Angie left the Army, she was a 1st Lieutenant. She had earned the Meritorious Unit Badge, the American Theatre Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Angie's occupation in the Army was a Physical Therapist. She continued in that profession in the private world.
On August 11, 1946, she married John Stewart Keifer. They moved to Denver, Colorado where she worked with polio patients at Denver and Colorado General Hospitals. While living in Denver, Angie had two daughters. They were Cynthia and Beverly Keifer. After her two daughters were a little older, Angie went back to school. She attended Denver University where she earned her Masters Degree in Speech Therapy. She continued, after school, being self employed in her specialized fields of Physical and Speech Therapy. This is where she helped countless people with her skills. After the death of John, Angie moved to Las Vegas, NV to live with Cynthia, Jeff, and their two daughters (Kendal and Mikale).
Angie had a hard childhood but was determined that her two daughters would have the advantages she never had as a child. She was Super-Mom. She worked full time, but still took care of the family and house. Angie always had time for playing games, attending plays, skiing, shopping, and helping with homework. All in all, she did everything she could to make the childhood of her daughters special. Angie was always available for her girls and was willing to help them in anyway possible. Angie also loved her grandchildren and they were the highlight of her life. She was interested in their lives and wanted them to succeed. A month before her illness, she helped Kendal and Mikale with a science project that received Honorable Mention (fourth place) in the County Science Fair. She will be missed!
Angie is survived by Cynthia (Cindy) Warner and her husband Jeff, two granddaughters Kendal and Mikale of Las Vegas, Nevada. Also, her daughter Beverly Stephens and her husband John, three grandsons, Samuel, Thomas and Nathanael of Katy, TX.
Viewing will be held Tuesday (April 7th) evening from 6 to 8 pm at Bullock Mortuary (1375 E. Hampden Avenue in Englewood, CO 80113). Services will be held on Wednesday at 10:00AM, April 8th, 2009 with a funeral mass at Shrine of St. Anne's Church at 7555 Grant Place in Arvada, CO 80002 (303-420-1280). Angie will then be taken to Ft. Logan National Cemetery at 4400 W. Kenyon Av. in Denver, CO 80236 (303-761-0117) where she will be buried with Military Honors. After Ft. Logan there will be a reception at Bill and Lori Robirds home (friends of Angie and her family), which is a mile from Ft. Logan (a map will be available).

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