Louise Todd celebrated her 90th birthday in Windsor, CO with a reception at the Evangelical Free church, a family dinner and surprise party.
Louise was born September 29, 2010 on the family farm east of Galeton, CO on September 29, 1920 to J.G. and Katherine Nazarenus, the youngest of six children, and a first generation descendent of Germans from Russia immigrants.
She met her husband, Jim Todd, when he worked for her father in the Comet Coal Company mine on his homestead and helped with custom grain and bean threshing. They married in Greeley, CO on January 6, 1939 and farmed in the Galeton, Weldona, Wiggins, and Evans area, moving back to the Galeton area in 1951. In 1964, they purchased her father’s homestead, raised cattle and farmed side-by-side until the late 1980s when Jim retired. He went to be with the Lord June 6, 1998. Louise maintained the farm, renting the land to neighborhood farmers, until May 2000 when she sold the property and moved to Windsor to be closer to family.
Louise received Jesus Christ as her Lord and the Savior of her life in 1976. As a member of the Galeton Community Church, she began a women’s bible study which continues today. She served in many capacities in the church and assisted in the preparation of the annual Harvest Dinner until her move. She crocheted many beautiful doilies, table cloths and afghans until her eyesight failed. The outdoors held a special place in her life; her yard and flowers were a treasured hobby. She has always been a people-person and enjoys her many friends and family. Hospitality and great cooking are her gifts to all who enter her door.
Jim and Louise raised a son, Jim Todd Jr. now of Walden, CO and a daughter, Stella Wright, now of Windsor. She has three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
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