Anna K. Dallas of Cedaredge died Friday, March 16, 2012, at Hospice Care Center in Grand Junction after a brief illness. She was 88.
Mrs. Dallas was born Sept. 2, 1923, in Grossauheim, Germany, to August and Anna Lenz. She spent her childhood and attended school in Germany, where she was active in swimming, tennis, riding bikes and ping pong.
She was working in the United States Army when she met and married James Dallas on March 26, 1952. Shortly after their marriage they left for the United States. They settled in Walden, N.Y. James preceded her in death in January 2003.
Mrs. Dallas had four sons. A daughter, Alicia, was born with Down Syndrome. Mrs. Dallas volunteered with the Association for the Help of Retarded Children (AHRC) in New York, and was a coach for the Dolphins in Special Olympics. She was a den mother for her sons' Boy Scout troop.
She moved to Cedaredge in November 1992. She enjoyed gardening, swimming, sewing, crocheting, cooking, playing bingo, her family and the mountains.
Mrs. Dallas is survived by four sons and their wives, Jim and Patty Dallas of Cedaredge, Dallas and Robin Dallas of Grand Junction, Dane and Gail Dallas of Cedaredge, and Duane and Jo Dallas of Mayfield, Ky.; 20 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Alicia Dallas; and a sister, Lonny.
Memorial contributions may be made to AHRC, 249 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550, or Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 B North 12th Street, Grand Junction, CO 81506.
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Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory handled the arrangements.blog comments powered by Disqus