David L. Zimmerman, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., 67, passed away Jan. 14, 2012. Survived by his wife, Barbara Zimmerman; children, Vaughn (Debra) Zimmerman of San Antonio, Texas, Kerry (Greg, ex-husband) Hawkins of Pueblo West and David 'DJ' Zimmerman of Leadville; sister, Mary McClain; sister-in-law, Carole Towcimak; and grandchildren, Hannah York, Madison Zimmerman and Colton Hawkins. Preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Mary Zimmerman. David was born August 15, 1944, in Ann Arbor, Mich. He loved the outdoors and received his B.A. Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pittsburgh in 1966 then obtained his M.S.W. Master Degree, Social Work in 1968 from West Virginia University. Then from 1986 thru December 2008, he was Executive Vice President of Medical and Clinical Affairs at the Colorado Boys Ranch Foundation. From 1975 to 1986, David was Director of the Comprehensive Alcohol Treatment at Spanish Peaks Mental Health Center in Pueblo. May the work David has done speak for him. The family extends its deepest gratitude to St. Mary Corwin ICU Staff and 3rd floor medical staff and Dr. James Stjernholm for their excellent care and compassion to David and his family. Also special thank you to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for their support, compassion and care for David during our difficult time. Viewing from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2012, followed by the service in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Deacon Mario Vegas officiating. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Kerry and family,
    I am sorry to hear about the loss of father David. I know you were very close to him and you will miss him a lot. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Take care, Darrell

  2. D.J, Vaughn, Kerry, Barbara,
    I send to you all my deepest most hearfelt consolences during this time. I spent several years almost as a member of your family and I will most certainly cherish those times deeply. Your father and husband was an amazing man with a shoot straight from the hip way that that I will never forget. Celebrate his life and carry on his legacy…

  3. DJ, I feel for you and your family and the loss of a great man. Nice part if there is one right now, you will never forget him.

    Hang in there.

  4. DJ,

    We are so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We know this is a very sad and difficult time for you and your family. You have our very deepest sympathy.

    Thinking of you.

  5. DJ,
    I’m sending my love and kisses to you and your family today. I wish I could be there for you, holding your hand during this tough time.

    I love you, and you are in my thoughts. Stay strong and let every one see that amazing smile.

  6. Dear Vaughn,
    I am truly saddened to hear of your recent loss and would like to express my sincere condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. I have the fondest memories of your dad putting up with all the drama you, Joel, Judy and I caused. I remember the first time I came to your house, my car overheated in the driveway spilling antifreeze everywhere! My dad would have flipped, but your dad was so very kind and understanding. Seems like such a long time ago, but I will always hold those memories close to my heart.
    God Bless

    Your Friend,
    Karen Elgin

  7. Kerry and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for you!
    With love,

  8. Kerry and family- I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for you!
    With love,

  9. Vaughn and family,

    It has been many years since I had seen your father, but I remember when your family moved from PA to Pueblo when we were in 3rd grade together. Your dad was always so nice to me when I was visiting you at your house. I am sorry to hear about your loss and my prayers are with your family.

    I have been meaning to contact you since I am also in Texas. I actually ran into Conrad at the hospital when my dad was passing away and he told me you were in SA. I get down there every once in a while with my work, so the next time I am down there I will contact you.

    Best wishes old friend.

    Kent Becher

  10. Words cannot express the sadness I feel at the news of your loss. My deepest sympathy and prayers are with you all.

  11. Vaughn, DJ & Family, I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May peace be with you all. Dee Quick

  12. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all while you go through this difficult time. Have peace knowing that David is no longer in pain and you will always have the wonderful memories of him to cherish in your hearts! Kurt and I love you! God Bless!!

  13. Barbara and Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. May God Bless and keep you in his arms during your time of sorrow. I had the opportunity to get to know Dave while working at CBR. Dave will certainly be missed by all.

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