Doris Constance Grasmick, age 72, passed away on November 2, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Colorado while surrounded by family and friends. She was born Doris C. O’Leary on March 2, 1947 in Leadville, Colorado to John T. and Emma Olga O’Leary. She grew up on a dairy farm and graduated from Lake County High School. Doris went on to attend Adams State College.
Over the years her friendly personality gained many acquaintances and dear friends. One of her favorite sayings was that she was “Fine and dandy like cotton candy.” She took up the opportunity to salsa dance with a professional dance instructor while on a Caribbean cruise and throwing fish to an employee at Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. She also enjoyed watching all the Colorado professional sports teams.
Mom will be dearly missed. She worked diligently alongside her in-laws and other places of employment and was an ever presence in her children’s lives. She was known for her delicious home cooking to include green chili soup, the unique gifts she bought her children, and for her love of rural life.
She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Emma O’Leary; brothers Kenny, Edward, and Mark; sister Adeline; and several In-Laws. She is survived by her children, Leslie E. Castillo and Lee G. Grasmick; three grandchildren; brothers Don, Alfred, Albert, John, Emmett, Rick, and Charlie; and sister Mary.
A graveside memorial service will be held on April 25th, 2020 in Rocky Ford, Colorado.