Colleen M. Littman of Gainesville, FL passed away peacefully Thursday, December 10, 2015. Born March 15, 1925 in Shiner, Texas, she was the daughter of the late Patrick Mapes and Marie Remy. Colleen is survived by her beloved husband of 58 years, Col. Mayer Littman (USAF ret). She was a devoted mother to her children Joseph Littman of Sterling, VA and daughter Leah DePriest of Fairfax, VA. She was the adored “nana” of her 11 year old grandson Ryan DePriest and her son-in-law Mickey DePriest. She is also survived by her sister, Anne Burnham of Leesburg, VA and many loving nieces and nephews. Colleen was the oldest sister of brothers Pat Mapes and Jimmy Mapes, both of whom have preceded her in death. Colleen enjoyed a long career as a devoted military wife of 35 years. She and Mayer moved to Gainesville, FL after his retirement in 1985. Colleen’s greatest joy was her family and providing for a warm and loving family. Colleen was the greatest cook in the world. She always enjoyed jumping into the family car for day trips to wherever and trying new places to eat along the way. She enjoyed spending time with her family, grandson, and sister Anne.
A celebration of her life will be held Friday, December 18, 2015 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at Forest Meadows Funeral Home, 725 NW 23rd Avenue, Gainesville, FL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haven Hospice, c/o Elizabeth Arneson, 4200 NW 90th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606 in memoriam of Colleen Littman. Arrangements are in the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home (352) 378-2528.
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