Louanne Mae Santoyo, 76, In the early morning hours of 5, March, 2019 Louanne Mae Santoyo succumbed to a sudden unspecified illness. She was born to proud parents Paul Owens Bailey and Elenore Young, in 1942 in Waukegan, Illinois. She was preceded in death by both parents and grandparents, brother Jimmy, brother Gordon, and son Kenneth Eugene. She is survived by sisters, Frankie and Shawn, brother Walter, daughter Lisa, husband Martin and sons, Robert, Maxwell, Martin III, Michael, and several grandsons and granddaughters.
As a member in a military family she was often relocated and schooled in several states and Europe. Even though she never completed high school, she became an avid reader and earned her GE. In 1962 she met Martin Santoyo Jr., who was then in the United States Navy. They wed in 1966. The union yielded four boys, Robert Maxwell Santoyo, Kenneth Eugene Santoyo, Martin Santoyo III, and Michael Santoyo. In 1979, following her husband’s retirement from the Navy the family relocated to Pueblo. Since relocating to Pueblo she worked in several local job capacities including that of a substitute grade school teacher, school kitchen helper, a Certified Nursed Aide with a Hospice Home Care, and The Board for Developmental Disabilities. Her crowning achievement was earning an Associates Degree from Pueblo Community College. During the seven year labor conflict between USWA Local 2102 and Oregon Steel, Louanne assisted in scheduling of the striker assignments for the duration of the strike. One not to be dulled by housekeeping, she was very involved in her hobbies, which included Crocheting, in which she won several Doll and large Afghan Competions, at past Colorado, and Georgia State Fairs and one Best of Show at the Florida State Fair. She was an above average seamstress and during her earlier years of marriage, made several outfits for the family children, and herself. Her latest hobby was that of Machine Embroidery. She was proud of her collection of embroidered denim shirts., and hundreds of embroider designs. Always ready to assist a friend in need, she will be greatly missed by those who knew her. Her wishes were for cremation and there will be no services. She felt she came into this world with a simple announcement, hence, she will leave it with a simple announcement. Visitation Saturday 10 am - 12 pm Angelus Chapel