Valeria J Appuglise

October 20th, 1930November 9th, 2022

Valeria Appuglise, 92, from Thornton, Colorado passed on November 9, 2022, peacefully at home.

She was born October 20, 1930, in Lenora, Kansas to John and Ethel (Carpenter) Hardman.

She worked at Oneida Elementary School in Commerce City as secretary for over 25 years.

Valeria enjoyed her family and traveling. She loved having people over for dinner, and she also loved


 Val is preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, also by her loving husband of 47 years,

Joseph Appuglise.

 Val is survived by her children, Sharon Appuglise, Joe Appuglise, Nick Appuglise, and Linda Tapia.

Also, her Grandchildren, Carol Flageolle, Lisa Chase, Heather Romero, Mandy Hammer, Savannah Haun,

Eric Tapia, Stephanie Gonzales, Paul Headley and Hollie Headley, 21 great grandchildren, and 1 great-

great granddaughter.




Visitation to start at 11am and the service starting at 12pm on Friday November 18, 2022, at Darrell Howe Mortuary located at 1701 W. South Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026.  Proceeding to Mt. Olivet cemetery for 2:30pm arrival.  The service will be live streamed using the link below.



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I send my deep condolences to my aunt's family. Valeria (Sis) was my favorite aunt for a very small thing that she did for me when I was a young teenager. Our families were at an outdoor event and out of the blue she gave me a small amount of money to "have a good time with". I just thought so much of her for that small good deed. I told her many times how much that meant to me. She was a wonderful hostess to my family when we would meet at her house for the afternoon or for lunch. I loved Joe's passion for cars and Sis's tolerance and love for him and her children. She will be missed by those who loved her.