Lelia Oster

Lelia Edith Oster

Monday, July 23rd, 1945 - Wednesday, May 19th, 2021
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Lelia Edith (Maguire) Oster went to her final resting place under hospice care on May 19, 2021. Lelia was born July 23, 1945 in Waterville, Maine to parents Clyde and Christine (Thurlow) Maguire. Lelia married James “Jim” Oster in Glendale, California on July 7, 1968. Lelia and Jim lived their married life on a farm southeast of LaSalle, Colorado for 53 years. This farm is a Colorado Centennial farm homesteaded by Jim’s grandfather in 1890. On March 19, 1975, son Marc was born. Marc and his family, wife Yariela and sons Aaron and Luke live on the other end for the farm where Jim and Lelia lived.
Lelia’s education began with grade school in Massachusetts. She did not attend first grade but started in the second grade as she already knew how to read. Lelia graduated from high school at South Lancaster Academy in South Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1962. She earned her Bachelors in Elementary Education at Atlantic Union College, South Lancaster, Massachusetts in 1966. Lelia earned her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado in May, 1970. She taught third grade in California; Hudson, Colorado and one year at an elementary school in a suburb of Syracuse, New York while Jim was working on his Master’s degree in science at Syracuse University.
Lelia’s great joy was to have all kinds of flowers in the farmyard. She loved animals, especially cats and kittens that she could tame. Lelia was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church her entire life.
Lelia had one brother Lloyd Maguire and one sister Muriel Maguire. She had many nieces and nephews.
Her favorite quote is - Morning is God’s way of saying; one more time, go make a difference, touch a heart, encourage a mind, inspire a soul.
A Life Celebration will be held at 10:00 am June 10th at the Greeley Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1002 21st Ave. Greeley, Colorado 80631. Inurnment will follow at the Beebe Draw Cemetery, LaSalle, Colorado.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Greeley Seventh Day Adventist Church in care of Adamson Life Celebration Home 2000 47th Ave. Greeley, Colorado 80634.
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  • Life Celebration Memorial Service

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Thursday, June 10th, 2021 10:00am
    Seventh-day Adventist Church
    1002 21st Avenue
    GREELEY, CO 80631
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  • Interment

    Thursday, June 10th, 2021 |
    Thursday, June 10th, 2021
    Beebe Draw Cemetery
    18856 County Road 43
    LaSalle, CO 80645
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Karen Krause

Posted at 11:21am
Condolences from the Krause family for your loss of Lelia. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Ken and Karen Krause

Linda schermerhorn

Posted at 04:19pm
Was a dear friend & school mate in academy, our junior year of high school we had all 5 classes together, always a sweetheart, & great to catch up with at reunions. I grieve & look forward to that grand reunion with no good byes. Left my van at her place in Colorado for a week in 1998. Linda Layman Schermerhorn

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