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In Memory of

Natalie Jane SENA

December 12, 1928 - October 7, 2016

Obituary


Natalie Jane Johnson Sena of Pueblo, formerly of Greeley, passed away Oct. 7, 2016. She was born to Franklin Raymond Johnson Sr. and Edith Hazel Anderson Johnson on December 12, 1928, in Eaton. Natalie attended Lucas School and graduated from Eaton High School in 1946.
After high school Natalie worked at the Eaton telephone office before attending Bob Jones University for one year. She returned home and started going to Colorado State College of Education while working part time at the telephone office. She graduated from CSCE, now University of Northern Colorado, in 1954....

Natalie Jane Johnson Sena of Pueblo, formerly of Greeley, passed away Oct. 7, 2016. She was born to Franklin Raymond Johnson Sr. and Edith Hazel Anderson Johnson on December 12, 1928, in Eaton. Natalie attended Lucas School and graduated from Eaton High School in 1946.
After high school Natalie worked at the Eaton telephone office before attending Bob Jones University for one year. She returned home and started going to Colorado State College of Education while working part time at the telephone office. She graduated from CSCE, now University of Northern Colorado, in 1954. After graduation she moved to Denver with some girlfriends and they all had teaching jobs in the area.
Natalie met Al Sena Jr. in Denver, and they were married June 28, 1958. Natalie and Al were teachers with the Department of Defense, teaching the children of U.S. Air Force personnel in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1958 and 59. They moved to Figueras, Spain the school year of 1960-61. They were in Beauchel, West Germany the school year of 1964-65.They were back in Wiesbaden during the school years of 1965-66 and 1966-67 and then transferred to Oslo, Norway for the 1967-68 school year.
Natalie and Al then returned to the states, living in Denver, Loveland, Berthoud, and back to the farm outside of Eaton where Natalie grew up and then to Ft. Collins. Natalie taught kindergarten in the Loveland school district, mostly at the Big Thompson Canyon School. When she retired from teaching, Natalie gave her kindergarten lesson plans, etc to Al's niece, Linda Sena-Ribal, also a teacher. Linda passed it on to a friend who taught kindergarten and the friend came back with this comment "Tell your aunt that she gets an A+ in teaching kindergarten. I was able to follow her lesson plans easily. She didn't just pass out paperwork; she TAUGHT!" Natalie and Al moved back to the family farm for their retirement. They moved to Pueblo in 2014 to a little casita close to Al's niece and family.
Al and Natalie enjoyed traveling, especially to Elderhostels in the U.S. and abroad. They also took many cruises.
Natalie was very talented, both as a painter and musically. She played a bright and cheerful organ and piano, playing for Faith Evangelical Free Church in Ft. Collins and for Windsor Evangelical Free Church in Windsor, Colorado. She was creative in her crafts, doing needlework, crewel work, Toll painting, sewing and floral arrangements. She belonged to two sewing clubs, with her church and her sorority. She was also involved in Creative Memories scrapbooking.
Natalie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two brothers, Frank Jr. and Jerome. She is survived by sister-in-law, Betty Johnson Nelson, nephews, Thom (Michelle), of Windsor, CO, Kurt (Linda) of Otis, Co, and five grandnieces and grandnephews, Marie Johnson of Windsor, Timothy (Kristin) Norman, OK, Katie (Jason) Nau of Yuma, CO, Jameson and Larry Johnson, both of Otis. They loved their "Auntie Jane" and enjoyed their time with her. Al's nieces and nephews and grand-nieces and grand-nephews were very much part of her family, dropping in at her Casita to visit many times during the week.
The family would like to express appreciation to Natalie's caregivers; Juana Castro, Teresa Rodriguez, Maggie Gutierrez and Chely Venegas. These ladies included her in their family celebrations and activities. She was entertained by their children whenever they were together.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Sangre De Cristo Hospice or Windsor Evangelical Free Church c/o T.G.McCarthy Funeral Home, Pueblo.