Flora Mae (DeChant) Richmeier Santistevan, daughter of the late Jacob and Mary (Winholtz) DeChant was born on September 22, 1938 in Hays, Kansas. She passed away peacefully on January 15, 2017 in Peoria, Arizona at the age of 78. Flora relocated to Colorado Springs from Kansas in 1972 with her husband, Jim and their two sons. She remained in Colorado until she retired to Sun City, Arizona. In her later years Flora was married to Carlos Santistevan. They enjoyed traveling in their 5th wheel and resided in Sun City. Flora was a homemaker and retired from Mountain Bell Telephone Company after 20+ years of dedicated service. Survivors include two sons, Darrell J. (Cindy) Richmeier, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Duane (Arlene) Richmeier, Peoria, Arizona; grandchildren, Rachael Richmeier, Denver, Colorado, Troy (Rachel) Richmeier, Alliance, Nebraska; David Dudley, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Donald (Tracey & Tristan) Dudley, Colorado Springs, Colorado; Jennifer (Martin, Sterling, & Ashley) Dudley, Laguna Beach, California; one brother, Jady (Barbara "Bobbie" and their children, Joshua, Sarah, and Emily) DeChant, Thornton, Colorado; and a host of extended family and friends. Hobbies, activities and interests that Flora enjoyed included being a Red Hat Society member, traveling, playing cards especially Pinochle, sewing, knitting, crocheting and cooking for family and friends. Memorial gifts maybe made in Flora's name to The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 2315 Bott Avenue, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904. You are welcome to attend a Celebration of Flora's Life at the home of Darrell and Cindy Richmeier in Colorado Springs on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. Please contact a family member if you have any questions.
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