Obituary of Ann B. Waterman
January 1, 2014
Ann B. Waterman
Dec. 1, 1923-Oct. 10, 2013
Annie Waterman died on Dec. 1, 2013 in Colorado Springs at the age of 90. Born in New York in October 1923 to Helen and Carlton Bates, she was a woman of spirit, vitality, and generosity. She married Robert G. Stovall, Jr. in 1946. They had three children, Robert G. Stovall III (Rosanne), Gay Stovall Dzinski (Steve), and Douglas B. Stovall (Joan). In 1974, she married Robert Waterman. His children, Robert Waterman Jr. (Judy) and Susan Waterman Reed (Richard), became a wonderful part of her family. Annie had an amazing capacity for making and keeping friends wherever she lived, maintaining friendships from the age of 5! Her interests were wide and varied and she was involved in local community life no matter where she hung one of her colorful hats.
Ann was an active volunteer with many different groups. She contributed over 75,000 hours as a volunteer for Children’s Hospital, including the Winter Park disabled ski program, which evolved into the National Sports Center for the Disabled. She was also an early board member and volunteer with Golf-4-Fun golf program for people with disabilities, and was instrumental in starting a Colorado Springs chapter.
Ann spent her summers in Grand Lake and as a volunteer at Rocky Mountain National Park, she contributed over 1,300 hours over a period of 13 years. She was active in the Grand Lake Women’s Club, Grand Lake Historical Society, and a supporter of Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater. When she returned to Colorado Springs in the fall she continued her love of the outdoors by volunteering at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers.
Annie was an avid sports participant, including skiing, swimming, tennis, and golf, which she played through her final summer in Grand Lake. She was a loyal fan of spectator sports including baseball, football (a Broncos fan from year one), tennis and golf.
In addition to her children and stepchildren, Annie leaves an extended family including nine grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. No services are planned at this time. Donations in her memory may be made to Rocky Mountain National Park through Rocky Mountain Nature Association, PO Box 3100, Estes Park, CO 80517-3100 (please designate RMNP West Side), or Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre, PO Box 1682, Grand Lake, CO 80447-1682
Condolences may be sent to the family c/o Doug Stovall, 1567 Lakeview Curve, Eagan, MN 55122.