Cleo Rein Landon
Birth date: April 1, 1924
Death date: May 27, 2012
Landon, Cleo R. 88, died May 27 of complications resulting from an accident. There was cremation.
Cleo was born April 1, 1924, the daughter of Ben and Emilie Rein of Russell, KS where she was reared and educated. After high school, Cleo attended the University of Kansas, where she received a BA. It was at KU where she met Wilmer D. (Will) Landon, also of Russell, KS and a veteran of WWII. They married on August 4, 1946 and eventually settled in metro Denver in 1949.
Few women of her generation have been able to balance family and career as well as Cleo and she took to both roles superbly. She taught elementary education in the Cherry Creek School system. Later, she earned a master’s degree at the University of Colorado which qualified her to become a middle school counselor, which she loved. She also loved being a wife and mother to her daughters Emilie and Barbara.
In addition to family and professional responsibilities, Cleo maintained an active social life, and her Christmas parties were a highlight of the year for her many friends. She was a dedicated golfer, skier, runner, and active in her church.
Cleo Landon is survived by her husband Will, of Greenwood Village and daughters Emilie Landon and Barbara Bennett, both of Denver. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings, Frank Rein of Russell, KS and Isabelle Wisdom of Wichita, KS.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Cleo’s name to either Saint James Presbyterian Church or the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America.
3:00 pm on Friday, June 22, 2012 at St. James Presbyterian Church 3601 West Belleview Avenue Littleton Colorado 80123 (map/driving directions)
A memorial service to commemorate her remarkable life.
Private family inurnment at Ft. Logan National Cemetery Columbarium.