July 26, 1917 ~ March 18, 2014
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.