Our mother, Dorothy Ballou Strubel died quickly and peacefully on September 2, 2004. She led a full, good life for 92 years. Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, Allen and Edith Ballou of Canon City, three siblings, and her granddaughter, Betsie Strubel Guntheroth, formerly of Pueblo. Dorothy is survived by her daughter Louise Strubel and her son Peter (Phyllis) Strubel all of Pueblo. Grandchildren are: Rex Strong of Flagstaff, AZ; Ralph Strong of Tucson, AZ; Jessie Strong (Victor) Herring of Littleton; Barry (Denise) Strubel of Upland, CA; Susan Strubel (Abraham) Egley of Pueblo; and grand-son-in-law, Harry Guntheroth of Staten Island, NY. There are nine great grandchildren and one expected. Mrs. Strubel spent most of her adult life in Greeley. She was an active community leader through her weekly column in The Greeley Tribune, her employment at Weld County Social Services and at Weld County Health Dept. She also participated hands-on in many liberal causes. She was a free-lance journalist whose articles appeared in local, state and national publications. The family wishes to thank all the good and caring people at University Park Care Center. They treated our mother with dignity and affection and fully appreciated her wonderful sense of humor. We are especially grateful to Rebecca, Georgia and Bill. In lieu of food or flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Alzheimer's Association or to the ACLU, in care of Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, P.O. Box 777, Pueblo, CO 81002. At Dorothy's request, cremation and no formal services. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I am sorry to hear that your mom went and for noticing this a little too late, better late than never! Please accept the fact that I still am a part of your family, no matter what! Thank you Peter for all you have done for me when I was a child! You will not be forgotten! I love you Peter and Phyllis!

  2. Judy and I will always remember Dorothy when she lived in Greeley, Colorado. Her and her husband would come to the Greeley Elks Lodge Penthouse to hear Judy and I play. We visited many times and we will miss her very much.
    She was such a kind lady and we send you our prayers.

    Paul and Judy Miles (The Dynamic Milestones)

  3. Dear Pete and Phyllis..so many wonderful memories of your tales about your mother! One I remember most, and have used is, “Nobody will know when I’m senile, I’ve acted that way all my life.” Wonder ful person. Glad you had her so long. Love, Becky

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