October 13, 1932 ~ October 15, 2020

Born in: Stearns, Kentucky
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado

Wallace “Wally” Bryan Sullivan, MD, 88, passed away October 15, 2020. Survived by his wife, Wynona Sullivan; daughters, Bambi Dawn Sullivan (Ken) Lee, Kelli (Kelly Vidana) Sullivan, Ashley (Leroy) Valdez, Allison (Jerry) Butkovich; son, Lad (Shelly) Sullivan; grandchildren, Josh (Emily) Sisneros, Fallon Vannoy, Jonpaul Ursick, Brittni Ursick, Bryan Butkovich, Amy (Adam) Shannon, Gentry Sullivan; great-grandchildren, Cameron, Layla, James, Kayden, Jameson, Calleigh and Jethro. Preceded in death by his parents, Foster and Margarete Sullivan and brother, John T. Sullivan.
Wallace was born October 13, 1932, in Stearns, Kentucky. He graduated with his medical degree in 1964 from the University of Kentucky Medical School. In 1965, the Sullivan family moved to Pueblo, Colorado where Wallace served as the base physician at the Pueblo Army Depot. Wallace began his family medicine practice in Pueblo in 1968 and served at Parkview Medical Center for the next 48 years before retiring in 2010.
An avid Kentucky Wildcat fan, Wallace’s love of college basketball would find him listening to his UK Cats just about anywhere he could find a radio signal to hear the game. You could always find him at the YMCA bright and early every morning to get in a work out before making rounds at the hospital. On Thursdays he would walk the grounds of his favorite hotel, The Broadmoor, and then hike at Glen Eyrie Castle or the Garden of the Gods in the afternoon. His family affectionately called him “The Gardener” as he loved tending to the property of the family home, building numerous trails to walk and gardens to visit.
Wallace was a mentor to many and will be greatly missed. His love for God, family, friends, patients and community were evident to all that knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated and may be made to the Pueblo YMCA, 3200 E. Spaulding Ave., Pueblo, CO  81008 or Care and Share of Southern Colorado, 100 Greenhorn Dr., Pueblo, CO  81004. A memorial celebration of Wallace’s life will be held at a future time. Online condolences, www.MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Dear Sullivan Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you! Dr. Sullivan was our family Doctor as I was growing up, for my mother and I and my two sisters, and when I married he became my husbands also. I have so many memories of my Dr. visits. What a sweet and caring man, Doctor Sullivan would personally come to the waiting room to escort me to the exam room, and then return me back to the waiting room when our visit was over, who does that, only him I am sure. I remember my visit with my mom when I was 16years old and Doctor Sullivan diagnosed me with mono and my mom was so worked up that I got the “kissing disease” he was so great calming her down…. by far the most wonderful memory I have is when our mother, Wilma Wickman passed away, Doctor Sullivan and his lovely wife attended her service. I will never forget what it meant to us to see him there, showing not only what a loving, caring doctor that he was but the man that he was. I hated it when he retired, and we had to get a new doctor, but I was happy for him. Our community lost a wonderful man, but his memory will live on in our midst. May God bless you all and hold you close at this most difficult time.

  2. CandleImageWynona and Family,
    Please accept our deepest condolences in the loss of your wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Wally.
    I am sure that your faith will help you to understand that he is at peace and is watching over all of you.
    He was a gentleman and a gentle man who will be missed by many.
    Much Love,
    Rose, Jeff, Jade and Dante Jubert

  3. Dearest Wynona,
    My heartfelt sympathy, condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your beloved Wally.
    May God’s love, grace and peace comfort you during this difficult time.
    Please know that your life of love of and memories with Wally will forever be etched in your heart and he will continue to be by your side.
    His life was God’s gift of time and he will leave a lasting legacy of caring for you, your family, friends and community.
    God Bless You and Godspeed!
    Sincere regards,
    Abel

  4. Dearest Wynona,

    My heartfelt sympathy, condolences, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you mourn the loss of your beloved Wally.

    May God’s love, grace and peace comfort you during this difficult time.

    Please know that your life of love of and memories with Wally will forever be etched in your heart and he will continue to be by your side.

    His life was God’s gift of time and he will leave a lasting legacy of caring for you, your family, friends and community.

    God Bless You and Godspeed!

    Sincere regards,

    Abel

  5. To Wynona and your entire beautiful family. My heart breaks for your loss of this so very kind, gentle and giving man. Wally such a wonderful man and it was an honor and blessing that you all came into my life.

    Your family means so very much to me and I want you all to know my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

    I know your sweet Wally is no longer with us, but know in your hearts the world is a better place because he was here.

    Love and prayers to you all. ❤️🙏🏻. Tracy, Brandon & Nate Samora

  6. Wynona, My prayers and condolences to you and your family. It is so hard to lose someone we love. You will have the memories and the love you shared with such a wonderful husband, father and friend. He will be missed by so many and know you have family and friends to help you through this time.

  7. Dearest Wynona, Ashley and family: My heart aches for each one of you. The love that your family has for one another has always touched me. He was a good, kind and gentle soul who made a difference in so many lives. May he fly with the angels in heaven and rest gently in the palm of God’s hand. Sending you lots of love and may God’s healing graces be with each of you. John Chavez

  8. My hugs and prayers are with you all may God keep you in his arms during your time off need. Rest in peace Dr. Sullivan ❤
    Denise Seilheimer.

  9. To Wy and all the Sullivans,
    My thoughts are with you as you mourn Wally’s passing. I hope you are somewhat comforted knowing that such a wonderful man is so beloved by his community. I know that you, Wy, and Wally chose Pueblo so many years ago to start his medical practice. The love story between you, Wy, and Wally is one of my favorite stories. And, you, Wy, kept those five babies in tow while daddy, Wally…by then Dr. Sullivan, got his medical career off the ground. I know your next anniversary will be particularly hard, Wy, because Wally won’t be here for your annual Broadmoor visit, that he took you on every year. What a wonderful love story, with such a powerful legacy of kids, grandkids, and great grandkids. Wally lived a full life and he made a difference to so many. I am sad and I am sending you the warmest of hugs.
    -Jen Mullen

  10. Wynona, Ashley and Family – We were so terribly sorry to learn of your loss. Wally was such a dear man, whom we respected and enjoyed whenever we were together. We will remember your husband, father, [and our friend] with great fondness always. Please find comfort knowing you will have a special angel watching over you and know that we are here also to help you in any way we can. Love, Ray ad Patty

  11. CandleImageI love you so much Dad, ‘Then, Now, Forever.’ Life here will never be the same without you but I know you be watching over the family. Rest In Peace until we are all together again with our Lord. Amen.

  12. Wally was not just my Doctor, he was my friend. Even after he retired fro practicing medicine he would call me to ask me and remind me to get my flu shot. He was always a gentleman, a lover of God and a lover of his family. Then of course he was a lover of Kentucky sports. His life is a testament to how we should live, respect and treat each other. God and heaven are the winners in his passing.

  13. Wynona and family, Dr. Sullivan was, without a doubt, the kindest and most appreciative person I ever encountered. I always looked forward to my annual call from him, and later, seeing him at functions where he always had a kind word. May his memory be a blessing forever.

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