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Lydia Chelf

February 19, 1939 — January 18, 2023

Lydia Chelf of Aurora, Colorado, passed away Wednesday, January 18th, 2023 at the age of 83.

A Celebration of Lydia’s life will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 18, at First Presbyterian Church, 1585 Kingston St, 80010, Aurora, CO.

She was born February 19th, 1939, at Fort Rosencranz, San Diego, CA, to Robert and Rosanna Milner.  The family moved to Aurora, CO, in 1949, and she graduated from Aurora Central High School.

She attended the University of Denver where she met Bill. They were united in marriage on October 1st, 1960, in Aurora, Colorado and were married 59 years before Bill’s death.

She was a stay at home mom who dedicated her life to taking care of her family.  She was a tireless volunteer who devoted time to be involved with United Presbyterian Women,  Aurora Presbyterian Hospital for 10 years, and her sons’ school and extracurricular activities.

She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Aurora for 56 years, and held many leadership and volunteer roles serving as an elder and deacon, and was a member of the choir.

She was preceded in death by Bill, two brothers and two sisters, and is survived by three sons-  Scott (Mary) of Boise, ID, Barton (Lori) of Jacksonville, FL, and Cory (Jessica) of Aurora, CO, as well as nine grandchildren and a great-grandson.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Lydia to First Presbyterian Church, 1585 Kingston St., Aurora, CO, 80010

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