George H. 'Skip' Donley, 76, passed away unexpectedly Oct. 4, 2013, in Pueblo, Colo., after a brief illness. He was born on April 22, 1937, in Pueblo, Colo., to Herbert A. and Rogene L. Donley. He is preceded in death by his loving wife Anne, and son Bradly. He is survived by his children; Jeffrey (Mary Ellen) Donley, Milan (Julie) Donley, Beth (James) McKinney; grandchildren, Colleen, Nolan and Melissa Donley, Ian and Rick McKinney, Hailey, Ethan and Anastasia Donley. He is also survived by his sister, Elizabeth (Bob) Lohmiller; niece, Becky (Mike) Ellig; and nephew, Dan (Darcy) Lohmiller; along with numerous extended family members and friends. Skip was a third generation rancher in Beulah, Colo., for many years. In 1988, he purchased a ranch near Deming, N.M., and along with wife Anne, began another journey in life continuing to raise Texas Longhorn Cattle. After his beloved wife's death in 1991, he remained in New Mexico retiring near Santa Rosa, but always ever involved in the cattle ranching business. He was one of the first EMTs in Beulah and always an active member of the Beulah Volunteer Fire Department. He belonged to several cattle and agricultural organizations and continued throughout his life to promote the cattle industry. Visitation, 1 - 5 p.m. Thursday, at Montgomery & Steward Chapel, 1317 N. Main, Pueblo. Funeral service, 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, at Beulah Methodist Church, 5903 Pennsylvania Ave., Beulah, CO. Interment, Beulah Cemetery. In lieu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association through the funeral home, Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Jeff and Beth,
    Skip (and Anne) was always one of our favorites in our early family years in Beulah before he left. Always enjoyed his calm nature and sense of humor. Our condolences to you and your families. You have had your share with your Mom, then Brad and now Skip.

    Nick and Judy Alsever

  2. We have never known a finer man. WE feel blessed to have been graced with his friendship.

    We found out of his passing on Friday and were so saddened. Skip was a true gentleman, the only one I ever knew. He spoke often of his beloved Ann, and we knew her only through him. There is one happy reunion right now as they both join hands one more time in eternal happiness.

    WE will always have fond memories of this true patriot.

    Jerry & Luisa Chappell/Santa Rosa, NM

  3. Jeff & Mary Ellen— We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you and your family, Bless you and comfort you. May the memories of your father, and the peace he is living now ease your sorrow. Always here for you– Sandy Amman & Kenneth Kelly

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