Robert 'Joe' Joseph Douglass, 80, of Pueblo, Colo., passed away Jan. 26, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette Douglass. Survived by children, Marla (Peter) Gibbs, Corri (Mike) Frasca, Gina (Rodney) Johnson and Joe (Nina) Douglass; grandchildren, Nicole Gagliano, Leah Gibbs, Mike Frasca, Christina Frasca, Ashley(Aaron) Skilling, Matthew Douglass, Hanna Douglass, Shana Johnson and Brianna Johnson; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Ebanks, Shayla Ebanks, Mya Gibbs and Carlo Skilling; brother-in-law and sister, William and Charlotte Carara; sister-in-law, Marie Hinds; and many special nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Edward and Harriet Douglass. Joe was born Nov. 13, 1932, in Kinsley, Kan. He was a 1951 graduate of Pueblo Catholic High School. Joe was one of the founders and longtime president of the Father John Power's Catholic basketball league. He enjoyed visiting with people and touched all he met with kindness and encouragement. Joe was a faithful member of the Shrine of St. Therese. Viewing, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., Montgomery & Steward. Viewing one hour prior to Rosary at 7 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1, both services at Shrine of St. Therese, 300 Goodnight Ave., with Rev. Fr. Liam Courtney as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In leiu of food and flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his name to the Fr. Powers Catholic Basketball League through the funeral home. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. I know that Joe is sitting next to God for all of his hard work and dedication to the children of Pueblo and keeping the life and spirit of Fr. John Powers thru the basketball league. I coached in this league for 6 years and it was the best of times. What a legacy to leave to future generations.

  2. Dear Family of Joe,
    I offer ALL of you my sympathy and prayers at the death of your beloved Dad, grandfather, great-grandfather, relative, friend. We entrust Joe to the loving embrace of our good and gracious God, praying He will give Joe full peace, joy, and happiness now in His Eternal Kingdom. And, we know Joe will be reunited with his beloved Jeannie.
    I pray, also, for much peace and comfort for ALL of you in this time of loss and death. We give thanks to God for the life of Joe, and how well he lived that life.
    I was blessed to know Joe since 1967. What a great man he was – family man, Christian, Catholic, Marianist Lay Affiliate.
    I am sorry I cannot be with all of you for the Funeral Services. I will offer Mass for Joe and all of you from here in St. Louis.
    With love and prayers and blessings for one and all,
    Father Al “Mac” McMenamy

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