Cliff Donnelly, 67, passed away Dec. 3, 2011. Survived by his wife, Jean Ann; children, Brad Donnelly of Phoenix, Todd Donnelly of Yuma, Ariz., Jennifer Piper of Atlanta, James Donnelly of Pueblo and John Donnelly of Denver; brother, Michael (Pat) of Canon City; sister, Magi (Phil) Evans of Boulder; three stepchildren; 13 grandchildren and step-grandchildren. Cliff was born March 23, 1944, to Clarence and Elsie (Gardner) Donnelly. He was a lifelong Puebloan and graduated from Central High School in 1964. He attended Western State College and graduated from Southern Colorado State College. He retired from the City of Pueblo fleet maintenance department. Member of First Methodist Church, Pueblo Choral Society, Pueblo Municipal Band and former member of Men of Music. The family gives a heartfelt thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the excellent care they gave Cliff. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011, at First Methodist Church, 11th and Court, with the Rev. Dr. Rick Calhoun officiating. The family respectfully requests the omission of food. Memorials may be made to Pueblo Choral Society, Pueblo Municipal Band or First Methodist Church Music Department through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences,

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  1. So sorry to hear about Cliff. I hadn’t seen him since I retired. I used to see him at the city shops. I enjoyed being in Scouts with him. I believe the last time we climbed Mt. Elbert he and James were with us.

    My sincere condolence to your family. But remember he is in a better place and not suffering anymore.

  2. Dear Family,
    Please accept my condolences and prayers for your comfort in the Lord at this time. I’m sorry that I was unable to attend the service.
    Love, Jim

  3. Missing Uncle Cliff and sending prayers and wishes for peace at this time to all whose lives he touched and who are feeling his loss. Uncle Cliff was very loved and I’ll always remember him dearly.

  4. Jenni and Family,

    Cliff’s memory will always live on because of his beautiful children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

    My Sincerest Sympathies, Love Aunt Joanie

  5. Jean Ann, We are so sorry for your loss. Even though we only new Cliff briefly, he was really a great guy and so right for you. Our condolences to your entire family. Marie and Frank Garcia

  6. So sorry for your loss. Cliff was such a good guy. I had the pleasure of working with him at three different dealerships and I learned so much from him both about business and about life. Rest in peace my friend.

  7. Jean Ann: My heart is with you and Cliff’s family now and will be in the future. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sending all of you much love and light.God bless you all.
    Kay in Eugene

  8. We want to extend our love and condolences to the family of Cliff Donnelly. May the good Lord grant each of you the blessings you most need today. And may Cliff’s soul rest in eternal peace. Love,

  9. My deepest condolences to all family members for the loss of your loved one, Cliff. He is at rest and peace with our Lord. May God be with you now and forever.

  10. Magi my friend, I am so sorry for the loss of Cliff. I know how hard it is to lose a family member. To say we will see them again sounds pretty trite right now but it is true non the less.
    You and your family are in my prayers.
    Love, Linda

  11. I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you. He was a great musician and a very good friend to me and my Dad (Vern Whited).

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