Ann Stone Obituary
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Joyce Ann Stone
September 21st, 1948 – May 28th, 2023
Joyce Ann Stone of Swink passed away on Sunday, May 28, 2023 at the age of 74 in La Junta. She was born to Robert and Mary Berniece Hixon in California after WWII. At the age of 5 months old and after the passing of her father they relocated to Colorado. Her mother remarried Minor L. Holm and settled down on a farm. She grew up farming on HWY 10 with her family. She married Tommy H. Stone Jr in April 1966. The two of them had 4 children together. She loved babies and often cared for little ones in her home. While her kids were in school, Ann worked with the school district so she could be close to her children. This included running the parks and rec department in the summer, bus driving, and being the cheer sponsor. During her empty nest years, she went back to school and became the life enrichment director at the nursing home.
She retired from there after 23 years of caring for others. Ann enjoyed sewing and taught her daughters and grandchildren how to sew. She was a pianist and loved to play cards. Ann went on many adventures to visit her children. She flew to Japan several times to visit Nanette. She traveled to Ireland to follow her grandmother’s immigration story. She enjoyed traveling to Alaska to visit Paul. Her last adventure was driving to Oregon and Washington to visit her siblings and Kelli last summer.
She would often ride the train to Kansas to celebrate family moments with Lisa. She was an advocate for the elderly and genuinely enjoyed her service-oriented job. She would get up early on holidays to cook a turkey onsite so the residents could smell it through the facility. The grandkids were included in her work and often helped with special events, like dances and wrapping Christmas gifts. At Christmas, she made sure every resident had something to open up for Christmas morning. She lived life as a servant to others, taking care of community members and volunteering at the hospital. She will be missed but her legacy of caring for others will continue with her family.
Ann is survived by her husband of 57 years: Tommy Stone, 4 children: Paul (Alice) Stone of Lubbock, TX, Lisa (Jim) Webber of Manhattan, KS, Nanette Stone of WA, Kelli (Scotty) Rocha of WA, 11 grandchildren: Christine (Chris) Aumick, Luke (Bekah) Stone, Aubrey (Brock) Moudy, Hannah Webber, Molly Webber, Jonah (Jessica) Webber, Brandi Rocha, Brandon (Mimi) Mata, Nathan Rocha, Nickolas (Ashley) Rocha, Zachery (Megan) Mata, Ashby Stone, Bella Stone, 14 great-grandchildren: Stryder, Tyde, Henrietta, Beckett, Owen, Henley, Walker, Wayne, Oziah, Emilio, Azariah, Zayn, Rylee with one on the way. 4 siblings: Laurine (Steve) Hennines, Roger Holm, Brad (Ronda) Holm, Marybeth (Greg) Pearson.
Ann donated her body to Meaningful Donations. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date.
Bellwood Ford Ustick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.