Ann Slagle, of Steamboat Springs, passed away peacefully Sept. 6, 2012, at the Doak Walker Care Center in Steamboat. A 20-year resident of Steamboat, Ann was a longtime employee at Lyons Corner Drug. She retired in May 2011 from Lyon, where she made many friends and became a fixture in the downtown Steamboat community.
Ann was born Nov. 22, 1924, in Altoona, Penn., the youngest of three daughters to Eleanor and Joe Crawford. In 1947, she married Roy Slagle, also of Altoona. Ann and Roy moved to California in 1951, where Roy was employed as an engineer with Hughes Aircraft. Ann lived, worked and raised her family in Hermosa Beach, Calif. She retired in 1991 from the Vista Recovery Center of Long Beach, where she served as a substance abuse counselor. Upon retirement, Ann moved to Steamboat to be close to her daughter, Nancy James.
Ann never failed to be deeply moved by the natural wonder of Steamboat Springs and often could be found sitting by the Yampa River during her lunch break from Lyon. Ann also had a love of dance, music and travel. An adventurous spirit at heart, she very much enjoyed her last trip in May 2011 to visit her daughter Connie at her home in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Ann is survived by her children Nancy James, of Steamboat Springs, Connie Mical, of Todos Santos, BCS, Mexico, and Twain Harte, Calif., and Joe Slagle, of Ojai, Calif. Ann was preceded in death by her daughter Sandi Slagle Breeden, of New Jersey, who also was a former resident of Steamboat Springs. Ann is further survived by her granddaughters Tiare Ann Slagle and Jasmine Slagle, of California; her son-in-law Andy Mical; her daughter-in-law Cheryl Slagle; her niece Marsha Tarte, of Las Vegas; and her nephew Dick Huffman, of Salisbury, N.C. In addition to family members, Ann is survived by her many close and dear friends from the Steamboat Springs community.
All of Ann’s friends are welcome to join in a celebration of her life to be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 22, 2012, at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Ann’s family is very grateful for the compassionate and skillful care she received at the end of her life from so many in the medical and care community. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be made to the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice Care at www.nwcovna.org/donate.php.