In Memory: Connie Pitman

Memorial services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Feb. 16 for Connie Pitman, laboratory coordinator, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

Pitman died Feb. 9 of cancer. She began at UCCS in 1985 and was responsible for management of the chemistry stockroom, served as the chemical hygiene officer and taught chemistry and biology lab courses.

Family members published an obituary on the Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home website. It appears below. Online condolences and comments can be left at

Connie Sue Pitman

December 28, 1955 – February 9, 2017

Connie joined her beloved parents and her Lord, Jesus Christ, on February 9, 2017. She was born in Torrington, Wyoming on December 28, 1955 to Harold Roe Pitman and Nora Jane Pitman (both deceased).

Connie is survived by her siblings: Larry Pitman (Lisa), David Pitman (Lora), Patricia McDaniels (Bruce), and Christina Knowles (Randy) all of Colorado Springs. She is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews and 12 great-nieces and nephews.

Connie graduated from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona with a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry. She subsequently received a degree in the Disposal of Hazard Waste Materials. She started her career as a chemist at Clinton Corn Processing in Clinton, Iowa before her thirty-two-year long career at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she was the lab coordinator for the Chemistry department and taught numerous chemistry labs over the years. She was a valued and respected colleague and beloved instructor.

Connie was a life-long science fiction fan, particularly of Star Wars, and enjoyed going to conventions, traveling, and spending time with family. She was a long-time member of Circle Drive Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School, played hand bells, the flute, and sang in the Living Christmas Tree for a number of years. She most recently attended Vista Grande Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

A viewing will be held Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Vista Grande Baptist Church, 5680 Stetson Hills Blvd. Memorial services will be held at Vista Grande as well at 10:30 AM with a reception immediately following, and a burial service will be held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 2:30 PM.

Arrangements under the direction of Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home, Colorado Springs, Colorado.

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