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Thursday, July 14, 2011 • NEWS• A3

Gunnison Country Times

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Endner gift to benefit GVH’s oncology dept. A $25,000 donation this past week from the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley’s donoradvised William B. Endner Fund is slated to benefit Gunnison Valley Hospital (GVH). The gift will go to GVH’s oncology department, which will be located in a remodeled portion of the existing hospital. GVH CEO Randy Phelps explained that the hospital is shooting for a loftier goal of $100,000 and has reached about $40,000 to date between the Endner “lead” gift and fundraising through GVH’s annual golf tournament. Seen here (l-r) are Chuck Cliggett, chair of the Gunnison Valley Health Foundation; hospital CEO Phelps; Rikki Santarelli, adviser to the Endner fund; CFGV Executive Director Pam Montgomery; and Hal Yale, adviser to the Endner fund. Photo by Will Shoemaker

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OBITUARIES Benjamin “Frank” Anderson Benjamin “Frank” Anderson, age 71, of Cañon City passed away July 6. Frank was born in a small farm house in Gunnison on May 31, 1940, to Benjamin and Ethyl “Judy” Anderson. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the U.S.S. Oriskany. Frank was united in marriage to Inga Kennedy on May 11, 1962. He worked as a correctional officer for 31 years, and was a member of the Baptist faith, and a lifetime member of the N.R.A. Frank enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and bottle excavation. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Inga; children Carrie Maca, Sherry Anderson and Frankie (Rex) Cornell; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one sister Norma Jean Beasley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services were held on July 11 in Cañon City. Interment followed at Mountain Vale Memorial Park in Cañon City. Memorial donafrom page A2 accident behind her. She credits the Adaptive Sports Center (ASC), the Crested Buttebased organization geared towards exposing disabled individuals to summer and winter sports, with helping her overcome her injuries. It’s ironic that Linda had become a big supporter of the ASC prior to her accident. Linda says without their help, she would have never discovered the courage and confidence to power through her arthritis and become more active than ever. After countless surgeries, being put on an amino suppressant and participating in protocols, with the help of the ASC Linda slowly regained the function of body parts that she had previously struggled with, including her feet, knees,

tions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at 2850 O’Neal Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005. Online condolences for the family can be made at www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

The Reverend Delbert Avery Andrews, age 85, passed away in Lakewood on June 28. He was born in Gunnison to Herbert and Helen Avery Andrews. Delbert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, 1944-1946, and Korea, 1951-1952. He attended Western State College before working for Public Service Company of Colorado for 25 years. Delbert graduated from the Episcopal Bishop’s School of Theology in the Diocese of Colorado and was ordained Priest in 1971. After several other churches in Colorado, he served at St. Philip in the Field in Sedalia, Colo., from 1977 to 1992, becoming their first Rector. He was married to Elsa Choate Andrews from 1950 until her death

in 1978. He was then married to Patricia Doyle Andrews from 1983 until his death. Father Del was a kind, gentle, loving man with a delightful sense of humor. Following retirement, he pursued hobbies of wood carving, reading and traveling. He and Patricia visited many countries overseas and toured the United States and Canada in their fifth-wheel trailer, settling in Benson, Ariz., their home since 1993. Delbert is survived by his wife, Patricia; children, Linda Grace MacGregor, Lyric McKnight, Mark Andrews and Anita Piekarski; grandchildren, Andrew (Staci) MacGregor, Elizabeth McKnight, and Abel Piekarski; stepchildren, Scott (Carolyn) Pieper and Krisanne Pieper; step-granddaughter, Elizabeth (Manuel) Cabello; and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers William and Frank, and sister Grace Mary. A memorial celebration of his life will be on Monday, July 25, at 11 a.m., at St. Philip in the Field Episcopal Church, 397 South Perry Park Rd., in Sedalia. Another service will be held in Benson in October. Memorial contributions may be made in Del’s name to St. Raphael’s Building Fund, 181 Union Street, Benson, AZ 85602.

neck and right elbow. Linda also credits the ASC for the sense of empowerment she has gained in being a completely changed person since she first came to Colorado and became a client. “I’m not a quitter. I’m a tough old lady and I’ve learned to live with an illness where you either use it or lose it,” she said. The ASC has become a family affair for the Fialkoffs. Frank and Linda, their kids Brett and Gabriella, Brett’s wife Heather and their three kids (Andie, Jack and Hannah) have all participated in ASC programs as well as volunteered for fundraising events. “Adaptive is a spectacular program and it’s amazing what it’s done for Linda as well as our whole family,” Frank said. Linda remains active on the ASC

board of directors, where she oversees operations of the organization as well as overseeing fundraising efforts. Linda brings the perspective of a client and knows what the ASC has done for her and what it can do for others with disabilities, explained Ella Fahrlander, the ASC Development Director. “Linda really gets it on a client basis,” she said. “She brings great experience, connections and enthusiasm to the organization.” Linda says the ASC has completely changed her life and given her the ability to experience life on a much higher level, literally. “If we can give that gift to someone else, I can’t think of something I’d rather do with my time,” she said. “I’m just so unbelievably happy here.”

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