Mildred Ruth (Williams) Kerico, 93 passed away peacefully at Someren Glen nursing home on Monday, December 27, 2021. Mildred was born on March 25, 1928, in New Haven, Connecticut, the daughter of Charles Samuel Williams and Oneta Naomi (Stokes) Williams. After multiple moves, they finally settled in Richmond, California. Mildred completed her education there in Richmond.
Mildred met the love of her life, Nathan Kerico, in San Francisco where his Navy ship was docked. They wrote to each other daily. One day the postman rang Mildred’s bell and requested to meet Mildred. He handed her 20 letters from Nathan that he was unable to mail while his ship was in battle. Upon his completion of military service, he returned briefly to his home in New Jersey where he purchased an engagement ring. He then returned to California to propose to Mildred. They were married on June 15, 1947, in California and settled in New Jersey where they raised their family of 5 children. They relocated to Colorado in 1972. Mildred devoted her life to her family and the church.
Mildred was preceded in death by her husband Nathan Kerico, sister Shirley Wilson, brother Gerald Williams and her parents. Mildred leaves behind her youngest brother Richard Williams and daughters, Kathleen Gryzeski, Ruth Kerico, Elizabeth Baxter, Oneta Kerico, and son Charles Kerico. In addition, she leaves fifteen (15) grandchildren and nine (9) great grandchildren.
A remembrance service will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery located at 3698 S. Sheridan Blvd. Denver, CO 80235, on Thursday, January 20, at 1:30pm. Those planning to attend should arrive at Ft. Logan Staging Area B no later than 1:00 p.m. When the Fort Logan funeral director is ready for the ceremony, they will have an escort car for everyone to follow to the assigned shelter for the service. The service will be outside so please dress warm.