In Loving Memory of

Colleen M. Littman

03/15/1925 - 12/10/2015

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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  1. jennifer kemp at · Reply

    We loved Colleen, in my case, since the age of 2 when i lived with her and her parents in san angelo, texas. She liked having a good time and had a neat car like an airplane we used to go to A&W rootbeer and around town. also enjoyed sunbathing in the back yard together.

    She was fortunate to have had an exceptional marriage to Mayer and I know she will be missed by all who knew her and especially by her family.

  2. Brette Williams at · Reply

    I was so sorry to hear of Mrs. Littman’s passing. My heartfelt condolences go out to you. The connection between our family is strong and I will never forget how wonderful you both were to my grandmother when Granddaddy passed away in 2001. And to all of us when she died in 2009. Sending you wishes for peace, strength, and the ability to let laughter keep your heart filled with love and memories of the amazing couple and family you built together.

  3. Dr. Rod Williams at · Reply

    Life isn’t perfect, there are plots and twists that overload the narrative without giving anything in return. In the end it’s important to remember you have created something special. Each the center of the others narrative, spending time seeing life together as the mystical, stomach-churning, satisfyingly complicated gift it is.

  4. M. A. Moustakas at · Reply

    I did not know Mrs. Littman, but her husband, then 1st lieutenant Mayer T. Littman,
    at Keesler AFB, was my mentor and helped me in my early military days, encouraging me to become an officer. He was the consummate officer, and I will never forget him.

    I send him my sympathy and best wishes in his retirement. Good Bless!

    M. A. Moustakas (then A3C)
    BFA, MA, EdM
    Industrial Designer & Inventor

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