Anna Marie Jurkulak |

Anna Marie Jurkulak

Anna Marie Jurkulak, at right

Anna Marie Jurkulak, 89, passed away Feb. 5, 2008.

She was born Dec. 18, 1918, to Julia and John Ritz, in Walsenburg.

Annie worked as a welder, fabricating lockers in support of our troops, during World War II. Ann retired from Rose Manufacturing as a supervisor of the packing and shipping department in 1965.

She was an avid fisherman, and also rode trail bikes and snowmobiles. Her passion was gardening and the outdoors. She enjoyed time with her family, spending quality hours at the Hot Springs Pool and Chat n’ Chew with her friends. She enjoyed trips to Las Vegas and Blackhawk.

Our beloved Ann will dearly be missed by all those that new her.

Survivors include daughter JoAnn (John) Kubik; son Jimmy Jurkulak of Golden; grandsons John J. Kubik of Torrance, Calif., Tim F. (Catherine) Kubik of Littleton, and Jimmy Joe Eckhardt of Georgia; great-grandchildren Christine and Jessica Kubik, also of Littleton; brother Paul (Marlene) Ritz of Thornton; sister Violet Goodwin of Phoenix; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Jurkulak, in 2001; sisters Helen Lessar of Thornton, and Julia Mae Standley of Winnie, Texas; and brothers John Ritz and Frank Ritz of Walsenburg.

There will be no services per her request.

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