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Petra Antonia Gonzalez de McCulley

2018 Inductee

Petra Antonia Gonzalez de McCulley (1936-2013) devoted herself to improving the lives of others. Her desire to help immigrants achieve citizenship, her compassion for those less fortunate, and her belief in the value of education are everlasting.

Along with her husband Charles, they established Angelus Chapel Mortuaries in Pueblo and Colorado Springs. In operation more than 50 years later, they were awarded Small Business of the Year from both Latino (2008) and Pueblo (2013) Chambers of Commerce. Her empathy for the poor is evident through service with Posada and the annual Homeless Memorial Picnic and Take Care Fair, held in her honor. She was the catalyst for the McCulley Family college scholarship, awarded annually at Pueblo Central High School.

Petra showed her love for people and Pueblo through her involvement with organizations such as Pueblo YWCA, La Familia Fuerte, Colorado State Fair Fiesta Committee, Pueblo Girls Club, and numerous other organizations. Petra was also a strong advocate for human rights, co-founding the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commission and as a lifetime member of NAACP. Petra loved her community and proudly called Bessemer and Minnequa Heights neighborhoods her home. Faith, family, education, community and helping others remained priorities throughout her lifetime.