Gretchen L. Rackley

December 29, 1935 ~ May 10, 2022 (age 86)


Gretchen Rackley, age 86, passed away on May 10, 2022 in Parker, Colorado. 

Gretchen was born on December 29, 1935 in Denver, Colorado to Louis and Lucy Ernst. She s survived by her children Steve, Ken (Jackie) and Diane (Raul), her grandchildren Steph, Jeff, Ryann. Reed and Camryn and her great-grandchildren Livi and Vini. She was predeceased by her parents, Louis and Lucy and her siblings John Ernst and Barbara Laurienti.

Gretchen graduated from East High School in Denver and went on to retire from careers at Toddler Town and First National Bank of South East Denver. 

She received numerous equestrian awards. Gretchen loved arts and crafts. She thoroughly enjoyed running the Toddler Town daycare with her sister. Gretchen made friends everywhere she went. 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made in Gretchen's name to the National Pancreatic Cancer Foundation at


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