Jo Ann Colian

jo ann colian

March 18, 1940 ~ July 31, 2019

Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Jo Ann Colian, 79, left this earth, July 31, 2019, to join her Lord and Savior and her loved ones that went before her. Survived by daughters, Kim (Dan) Huerta, Leslie (Ron) Giadone and Carol Avery; siblings, Barbara Forbes (Lester Hill), Sandy (Harry) Minster, Michael Stone, Debbie (Steve) Brasselero and Cynthia Stone; grandchildren, Kristen Mulay, Stephanie (David) Chavez, Megan Huerta, Alex (Aaliyah) Avery and Ashley Clark; great-grandchildren, Mia, Cisco, Mario, Nicolas and Noella; also survived by Brenda Smith, Xandra Armijo and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by parents; husband, James Colian; son, David Moore; grandson, Anthony Reeves; and sister, Nancy Pfannenschmid. Jo Ann was born to Leon and Hazel (Basemore) Stone on March 18, 1940, in Webb, Miss. and retired from the Rocky Mountain Eye Center. She enjoyed family, friends, sewing, crafts, the Broncos and Las Vegas and treasured her time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Special thanks to Minnequa Medicenter Memory Care Unit for the wonderful care given to our mom. Also, special thanks to Sangre de Cristo Hospice for the care given in her final days. Funeral service, 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. In lieu of food and flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association, 4104 Outlook Blvd, Pueblo, CO 81008 or Sangre de Cristo Hospice, 1207 Pueblo Blvd. Way, Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences,

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  1. Leslie and family: Again I want to express my condolences to you all. When Bruce called me, I was very sad to hear about JoAnn’s passing but also relieved to know that she is free. I did send an email to our Centennial ’58 classmate data base with the sad news. I cannot make it to the service this morning but have received info for the live streaming of the service. I will be watching. I have also passed that info on to our classmate data base so that any classmates who are out of town and can’t be there in person can also watch the live stream. JoAnn was a beautiful person and a good friend. You are in our prayers!

  2. Heaven has gained another angel….You were like a second mother to me and always treated me like one of your own kids as I practically grew up in your home with as much time I spent over there. You will be sadly missed by my father and me . Love you Always..

  3. My best friend for over 50 years. My first call with good news or not so good news. I loved her so much and there are no words that are adequate enough to Express how much she means to me.. Kim, Leslie, Carol I love you and my heart is broken for all of us.

  4. You were my dearest childhood friend in Climax, CO. i am so glad we kept in touch over the years, and will miss our conversations. You will make a lovely angel My condolences to your family..

  5. We love you so much Aunt Joan, you will forever be in our hearts. I will never forget my Aunt Joan and how kind, and full of love you always were. Spread your wings and watch over us all.
    With love, from: Myanda and Christopher Black

  6. We grieve the loss of our dear cousin Joan. Many wonderful memories together. Thankful that she’s with her Lord. Our love and prayers to our Stone family.
    Marge (Forrest) Pershall
    Patricia Harrison
    Cindy (Bob) Pickett. The Jeffcoats Sisters

  7. Aunt Joan you have earned your wings fly high. You will forever be in my heart. With all my love your niece.

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