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Georganna (McCleery) Peiffer

December 4, 1934 ~ December 1, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old

Georganna Peiffer Obituary

On December 1st, 2023, Georganna Peiffer died in her home in Cripple Creek, Colorado. She was 88 years old. Georganna was born in Victor on December 4th, 1934. Her father was Ulmer McCleery and her mother was Isabelle Smith. She had three siblings: David, Jean, and Ulmer. She graduated from Victor High School. In 1952, she married Hereford “Bud” Peiffer, and their first child, Luann, was born soon after. Luann was followed by three brothers: Keith, Dale and Vernon. The family lived in El Paso, Spokane and Denver before settling back in Cripple Creek. 

Georganna was avidly social and she was a pillar of the town. She was a member of the Cripple Creek Elks, a fixture at the Cripple Creek Welcome Center, and a board member at the Cripple Creek District Museum. She was passionate about the history and spirit of her home, the Pikes Peak mining district. Georganna always worked hard to support her four kids: as a bank teller and a dog breeder, as well as the proprietor of the Cripple Creek Inn and the Corner Stop. She liked to read, was an excellent cook, and had a lifelong love of art, having won awards when she was a kid. 

Georganna was preceded in death by her husband Bud, her son Keith, her daughter Luann, and her nephew Steve, as well as her three siblings. She was a beloved friend to many everywhere she lived, and leaves behind a far-flung and deep-rooted community of people who cared for her. She is survived by her sons Vernon and Dale, and her grandchildren Chaz, Hannah, Ming, Beau and Peter, as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Georganna will be interred at the Mount Pisgah Cemetery on December 16th, 2023 at 1 pm, followed by a celebration of her life at the Cripple Creek Elks at 2 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Cripple Creek District Museum. 

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December 16, 2023

1:00 PM
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
997 Teller County Road 1
Cripple Creek, CO 80813

Celebration of Life
December 16, 2023

2:00 PM
Cripple Creek Elks Lodge
375 E Bennett Ave.
Cripple Creek, CO 80813