Ilda Pauline Menhusen (Lakewood)

Born: Fri., Oct. 9, 1925
Died: Wed., Mar. 27, 2019

Graveside Service

1:00 PM Tue., Apr. 23, 2019
Location: Dillon Cemetery

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Ilda Pauline Menhusen, 93, of Lakewood, Colorado since 2011 passed away March 27, 2019 in Lakewood, Colorado. She was born October 9, 1925 in Jewell County, Kansas to Emit Harry and Elva May (Conger) Henningsen. She graduated from high school in 1944. She married John Elden Menhusen on June 13, 1948 at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Jewell, Kansas. They moved to a ranch on the Blue River in 1962. She was a ranch wife and worked as a cashier at Safeway in Frisco, Colorado and belonged to the Rocky Mountain Bible Church. She enjoyed Christian music and activities, square dancing, cooking and traveling.

Ilda is survived by her sister Dorothy Borger of Glasco, Kansas; brother Rex Henningsen of Beloit, Kansas; daughters Mickey (Bob) Freedman of Lakewood and Mary Ann McBride of Soldotna, Alaska; grandchildren Travis (Carolyn) Freedman Salome, Arizona, Troy (Jenny) Freedman of Lakewood, Ty (Kristin) Freedman of Prescott, Arizona, Taryn Espino of Prescott, Trent (Meg) Freedman of Lakewood, Paul (Holly) McBride of Elmendorf/Richardson US Air Force/Army Base, Alaska, Kirsten McBride of Soldotna and 23 great grandchildren. She is proceeded in death by her husband, her parents and her brothers Rollo and Dale Henningsen.

A Graveside Service will be held at the Dillon Cemetery, Dillon Colorado on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. weather permitting. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or online at

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Joe and Dana Holland
   Posted Sat April 20, 2019
We knew and loved Elden and Pauline for many years, many years ago at the Rocky Mountain Bible Church. Have always missed them and so sad to hear of Pauline’s passing. Ou deepest condolences. She was a wonderful friend and lady. May God comfort and bless you.

Joe and Dana

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