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Born: July 18, 1933

Death: October 3, 2012

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Wheat Ridge, CO

Hugh T. Fleming

    July 18, 1933  -  October 3, 2012
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Hugh T. Fleming (Terry), age 79, of Littleton, CO passed away at home on Wed., October 3. He was born on July 18, 1933 in Burlington, Iowa to Robert and Mary Fleming. He is survived by his second wife, Cathy, of Littleton, CO; her 5 children/spouses; her 15 grandchildren; and her 9 great-grandchildren, all of the Midwest; his 4 children, Karen Flater, Mike Fleming, Matt Fleming, Eddie Fleming and their spouses; 17 grandchildren; and 2 great-grandchildren, all of Littleton, CO; his sister, Sheila Fleming, of Evanston, IL; his 3 brothers, Bob and Joe Fleming, of Burlington, IA and John Fleming, of Valrico, FL and their spouses; and numerous extended family. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, his parents, and his first wife, Mary Carolyn & infant daughter, Molly.

Terry grew up in Burlington, Iowa. After graduating from high school, Terry attended Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then did a short stint in the army before returning to college at Iowa University in Iowa City, Iowa. As a young boy, Terry and his family vacationed in Estes Park, Colorado, which spawned a dream of someday living in Colorado, which came to fruition in the mid-1950’s. He married Mary Carolyn Beckman on August 25, 1956 in Sperry, Iowa. Terry and Mary settled in Denver, Colorado where Terry was self-employed as a manufacturer’s rep. in the building materials industry for many, many years. Terry and Mary raised their family primarily in Littleton, CO, where their children still live today with their spouses, children, and grandchildren. On Terry’s 50th birthday his first grandchild, Matthew Sean Flater, was born to a very proud “Poppie” Fleming, and 16 other grandchildren soon followed suit. All his grandchildren were crazy about their “Poppie,” the “funniest man in the world.” Some time after losing his first wife, Mary Carolyn, Terry married his high school sweetheart, Cathy Schneider Allsup, where they lived very happily together for years and years in Littleton, CO.

Terry was first and foremost a man of faith and a family man. He was generous and charitable. For years he volunteered at the Samaritan House and contributed to many a good cause. He loved to travel, golf and play tennis. He started many family traditions such as fishing at Mesa Lakes; vacationing in Hilton Head Island, SC; getting away to Estes Park; beaching it somewhere, anywhere like Maui, Hilton Head, Newport Beach, or Marco Island; getting together for “Hughie-cues” on Sundays; playing in the annual father/son/grandson Father’s Day golf tournament at Pinehurst; and playing the role of Santa over the phone for grandchildren when they called the North Pole. He was known for his wonderful sense of humor, his quick wit, his salesmanship, his love of faith and family, his silly faces, his crazy antics, his countless funny stories, as well as his knack for great storytelling, and his innate gift for making people laugh. He was a huge presence and will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

A Rosary service honoring Hugh Fleming is set for Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at 7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 10:30 am. All services All Souls Catholic Church, 4950 S. Logan St., Englewood, CO 80113. Inurnment Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge. Donations may be made to Caring Bridge Donation Processing Center
PO Box 6032 Albert Lea, MN 56007-6632 or Samaritan House 2301 Lawrence St Denver , CO 80205.