On a grace-filled day, July 26, 1917, God lent the world his newest miracle, Ann Perry. Then, early this past Tuesday, March 18, 2014, the gates of heaven opened to welcome a beautiful new soul, Ann Perry, to paradise and a peaceful, well-deserved, eternal rest. Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Earl; parents, Margaret and Joseph Novak; siblings, Margaret Nolan, Mary Sirhal, Rose Dremel, Steffie Hassey, Albert Novak, Rudy Novak, Andy Novak; several nieces, nephews, and her adopted son, Gus Junaedi. Surviving this loving mother and grandmother are her son, Ed Perry; daughter, Jan (Roy) Coffee; grandson, Ryan (Brook) Coffee; and great-grandchildren, Gracie and Emily Coffee, and nieces and nephews. From her earliest years and up until her final moments, Ann gave new meaning to words such as kind, considerate, caring, and loving. Her interactions with others consistently demonstrated incomparable temperament and unselfish giving. Ann had the reputation among family, friends, and neighbors as being 'the best cook and baker on the planet' and she shared these gifts freely with countless people who were blessed to enjoy her warm and loving personality in her immaculate home. Being a loving daughter, wife, sister and friend were second nature to Ann, but it was the birth of her children, Ed and Jan, that gave Ann what is aptly described as her real passion and purpose, that of being a devoted, great mother. Truly, Ann's family was always the center of her life. With the addition of grandson, Ryan, Ann's maternal instincts kicked into even higher gear as a devoted grandmother, who proudly squired him to and from school and innumerable activities. In addition, she was an avid pet lover and advocate and will be sadly missed by her grand dogs, Chelsea, Abbi, and Maddi. Remarkably, Ann lived independently until just last November, at the ripe age of 96. As each new day dawned, she would thank God for the blessing of her long life and another day to spend, as she put it, 'with my kids'. Very special gratitude goes to Dr. George Birks and his staff, Dr. Matthew Sumpter, Dr. Debbie Urioste, and the staff of units 100 and 300 at Life Care Center, who provided much appreciated and loving care to Ann during the final weeks of her life. A memorial Mass celebrating Ann's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 24, 2014, at St. Mary's Church, 307 E. Mesa Ave., with Father Ben Bacino officiating. Memorials in Ann's memory may be sent to PAWS for Life or Pueblo Animal Services through the funeral home.

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  1. Dear Ed an Jan,
    Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers with the passing of your dear Mother. Having known all of you since we were very young, I have many wonderful memories of her and all the fun times we had. I feel so blessed that we got to reunite when she came to Life Care Center. She was truly a wonderful lady and I so enjoyed all of our conversations during her stay. I’m especially blessed that we had one last visit, when you (Ed) couldn’t reach her on the phone in her room. I went to her room to help her and we had a wonderful visit. I was so saddened when my Mother called me in Texas to say your Mother had passed. Even though she was 97 years young, she was still so sound of mind, and it was a real shock for me. She was a very special person and will be missed. You will cherish all your wonderful memories. Every Mother should be blessed to have great children like the two of you! I’ll always cherish our friendship…

  2. Ed, Jan & Roy,
    God danced the day Ann was born! And although He danced throughout her wonderful life, I am sure He is dancing even more since she is with Him. Our hearts dance every time we were in her presence and every time we think of her. We love you all. Love, David & Jeff

  3. Jan, I’ll never forget your many most precious remarks regarding your
    mother over the seventeen years we worked together! I send my deepest
    heartfelt thoughts and prayers to You and Ed!!
    Red Stoskopf

  4. To Jan and her family John and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy to you and your family. Love John & Pat Walker

  5. As we rejoice in the celebration of Aunt Annie’s new life, we will remember all of the kind, sweet, unselfish things she did to make us feel special. Growing up with Jan and Ed as a big part of my childhood and youth, I was always welcomed by this wonderful lady, and I never felt less than part of the family. To Jan and Ed, I know how hard it is to lose your Mama, but the wonderful memories will carry you through. Knowing that she indeed is “home” you will find joy and peace in honoring and remembering her life. Thanks for sharing her with us. Love you, Hoss and Sharon

  6. She was an amazingly gentle and kind woman. I always felt loved when I was in her presence as I’m sure anyone who knew her did. It’s said that we will be judged in the evening of life on love. If that’s true then Ann is among the angels now smiling that incredible smile she always had. Condolences to both the Perry and Coffee families.

  7. When I was in grade school Aunt Annie would come and get me and we would go to town by streetcar and do a little shopping and then eat at the fountain at Kress or Woolworth and go home-me always with a new book of paper dolls. I loved those times. And in Mom’s later years I would take her to visit one of her sisters each week-always on the way home after visiting Aunt Annie she would say” I love going there best”. That’s how every one felt after going there. I know her Mom and Dad and all her siblings and any members of our family were there and all the puppies with wagging tails to greet her with open arms. And how long do you think it will take her to make poor man’s soup?Eddie and Jan you were so wonderful to her and I know you have tons of wonderful memories as do we all-cherish them. God bless you and I love you-Gloria

  8. Ed.. We are so sorry to heard about your Mom.. Wish we going to threre and give you hugs.. Bye-bye Ann.. My brother was waiting for you.. Say hi for him.. We are love you.. From family in Indonesia..

  9. Ed, I never had the opportunity to meet your lovely mother, but by reading her obit, she was one amazing lady! Randy and I send you our heartfelt condolences and praying for peace to you and yours.

  10. Ed, So sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. My Mother, wife and I send our sympathies to you and your Family.

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you Ed, Jan and the family. I feel blessed that I did get to meet your mom and wished that I had met her much sooner. You could always see how proud she was of her family. God Bless you all.

  12. So many happy memories of my Great Aunt Annie! She was such a loving and happy woman and no one who every ate her food will forget what a great cook and baker she was! I’m sure that my Grandma, Mary Sirhal, and all of Aunt Annie’s siblings were there to greet her as she was welcomed into God’s loving arms! Eddie and Janice, may you find peace and comfort in your wonderful memories! Love, Janie

  13. To the Perry Family:
    We are blessed to have known Mrs. Perry. Her hospitality, smile and beauty always were present. Indeed, she was truly a classy lady! We will always keep the memories of Mrs. Perry alive in our hearts and will think of her often. Our prayers are with you all.
    Lupe and Doug

  14. You have my heartfelt sympathy. Aunt Annie was a tiny woman with a giant heart. She will be missed by many people.She loved everyone. You and Jan did a fabulous job in helping her make that long journey and I am sure she has joined all who have gone before her. We loved coming to see her and that honor will be missed. I only have beautiful memories of her and I know that she is with the angels resting in peace. Lots of Love Carole

  15. I will miss my Aunt Annie very much. When we were little kids, she was
    like a second grandma to all of us. Annie was one of the most loving
    people I have ever known. I know that the Good Lord has greeted Annie at
    Heaven’s Gate with open arms. She has now reunited with all our family
    members and will be looking down on us until one day when we will see
    her again. God bless Ed and Jan and help them through this difficult
    Much love, Mike and Jean Scott

  16. Ed, Jan and Family
    Such a beautiful tribute to your mom. And yes she was a very sweet lady. Her loving “kids” took such great care of her, I know how proud she was of the both of you.
    Kathy DeNiro

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