Joan D. Wolther passed away September 11, 2005, at home in Pueblo West. Survived by her husband of 58 years, Jack Wolther; daughter, Leslie Ann Wolther; son, Roger (Eunice) Wolther; and grandchildren, Travis Wolther, Dallas, TX, Megan Wolther, Laramie, WY, Shantele Stetler, Pueblo, and Shanae Lile, Pueblo West. Born in India in 1921, Joan has called Pueblo home since arriving here in 1947. A champion of many causes throughout her lifetime, her most beloved project was the establishment of the Pueblo Nature Center and river trail system in the 1970's. A celebration of Joan's life will be held 10 a.m. Monday, September 19, 2005, at the Pueblo Nature Center under the covered outdoor picnic pavilion. All friends are invited to attend and share any special memories if they wish. In lieu of food and flowers, please send your kind donation to the 'Joan Wolther Memorial Fund for the Greenway and Nature Center of Pueblo', C/O Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. “Mrs Wolther” was the greatest woman I have ever known in my entire life. A champion of life, family, and love. I remember going to what is now known as the Nature Center with her and Dede when we were kids and we would dig for fossils. I didn’t even know what a fossil was until I cracked one open and thought I had found the Wonka’s Golden ticket. The wonderful stories, the trips to Beulah, the love she shared with so many and for so many! She taught me to be the person I want to be and to always believe in myself. I will think of her everytime I look at a beautiful sunset and remember the wonderful stories she told us of her own life while sitting on the porch in Beulah. With my deepest respect and love to the Wolther family. Love Eva

  2. The world was always a more interesting place with Joan in it. Her legacy insures that it will remain so. She was a mentor to me; a fine human being; and a rare ol’ bird with the passion and fire for life itself. She taught me so much in the environmental and political arena; she and Jack showed me how a marital union thrives with love and humor. I’m honored to call her friend; and I loved her. Love to Jack and the family — she was one of a kind and her shining light will be missed, achingly so.

  3. I’m sending my sympathy for your loss. We will miss her, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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