Ann Tobin Wells
Ann Tobin Wells, artist, environmentalist, animal lover and friend to many passed away on Jan. 2, 2005.Ann leaves behind her husband of 34 years, Dr. Joseph (Jay) Wells, of Silt; her mother, Dorothy Tobin ,of Bay City, Mich.; brothers Patrick Tobin (wife Susan), of Traverse City, Mich.; Tim Tobin (wife Jan), of Bay City, Mich.; and John (Jack) Tobin, of Santa Monica, Calif. She is survived also by nieces Jennifer, Suzannah, and Stephanie; nephews Benjamin and Patrick; and stepsons Daniel Wells (wife Lois), of Bethlehem, Pa.; Thomas Wells, of Buchanan, Mich.; James Wells, of Basalt; and David Wells (wife Barbara Love), of Austin, Texas. The Wells’ grandchildren include Laura of Baltimore, Md.; Jonathan, of Stamford, Conn.; and Brian and Bill, of Basalt.Ann’s father, John (Jake) Tobin, preceded her in death. Ann was an accomplished artist and her many beautiful paintings, sculptures, and weavings remain forever as her legacy. She was generous to a fault and will be remembered as a dedicated contributor to her many causes and charities. Ann’s love for life, family, close friends and her beloved cats, dogs, and horses sustained her through a difficult battle with leukemia which she fought vigorously to overcome for the past two years. She will be missed immensely by all whose lives she touched.In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that a contribution be made to Animals Two by Two Foundation, P.O. Box 832, Silt, CO 81652. This foundation is a nonprofit animal sanctuary and educational foundation.There are no services scheduled at this time. Rifle Funeral Home is handling all arrangements.
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