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Donald Joseph Anaya

November 4, 1932 ~ November 8, 2020 (age 88)

Obituary

Donald Joseph Anaya, 88, passed away Nov. 8, 2020. A lifetime Puebloan he was born Nov. 4, 1932 to proud parents William and Vera Maestas Anaya both precede him in death along with his wife S. Colleen Anaya. Donald served his country in the United States Army. He retired as a rail anchor from the CF&I with 30 years of service. He along with his wife owned and operated North 40 Stables. He was a hard worker. He was always tinkering on his property and spending quality time with his granddaughter, who was the light of his life. Donald is survived by; his daughter, Dawn (Jess) Anaya Estrada; his granddaughter and princess, Taylor Anaya Estrada. Several nieces, nephews, customers and friends who will miss him dearly. Graveside service 11a.m. Tuesday, Imperial Memorial Gardens. Military Honors by Pueblo Veterans Ritual Team.

 

A letter from his granddaughter- Taylor

Nov. 08 2020, my grandpa passed away. My grandma called him home 4 days after his birthday. He was the most heroic, generous, kind hearted man you’d ever meet. Growing up not only was he my best friend, he was my father figure. He would always tell me that what is his, is mine. He would never get mad/ show anger towards me, he would just try and help me out of any situation. When i was younger, he would take me to the park and we would play a game we made up called “grim reaper” and he would chase me through the play ground. We would also have tea parties together since i was an only child and i had no friends. He would raise his cup and say “oh what a lovely day” in a high pitch voice and blot his face. He didn’t care if he looked silly, only if i was happy. He liked watching me dance and act in plays. I was glad he was able to see me in 2 shows at adams state this year. My grandpa took me to school until Sophomore year of high school. On the way there everyday, we would listen to “ Holding on to Nothin’” and “ The Last Thing on my Min” by Dolly Parton and Porter Wagner. We would nudge each other for our part of the song too. He’s not confined to that bed anymore. He’s free with no more shaking. He is finally with his love of his life again and they both aren’t suffering anymore.  I will cherish our memories forever. I love you grandpa, See you later.  [❤] ️ []

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Services

Graveside Service
Tuesday
November 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Imperial Memorial Gardens
5450 Highway 78 West
Pueblo, CO 81005

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