Annie M. (Forster) Meininger

Born: Thu., Feb. 15, 1945
Died: Fri., Feb. 17, 2012


Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Mon., Feb. 20, 2012
Location: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church


Visitation

7:30 PM to 8:30 PM, Mon., Feb. 20, 2012
Location: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church


Mass of Christian Burial

2:00 PM Tue., Feb. 21, 2012
Location: St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church


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Anna Margaret Meininger, "Annie", 67 of Buena Vista, CO. died February 17, 2012 in Salida Hospital.  She was born February 5, 1945 to Violet Margaret and Charles Forster.  She graduated from West High School in Denver, CO.  She was married on June 11, 1966 to Donald Richard Meininger the love of her life for 45.5 years after only 7 years of dating!  Became mommy.  Loved, cherished being wife and mommy.  It's all she ever wanted to be.  And she was very, very good at it!  And then...grandma.  She loved and adored every single one of her grandchildren.  She was happiest when all her family was together--at a restaurant.  She loved the Lord with all of her heart and soul.  She believed family was the be all and end all.  And it was.  It still is.  Mom went home to God very peacefully, finally--without pain for the first time in 30 years, and without a tube on her face.  And we all raised our red Solo cups full of Arbor Mist wine and toasted her into Heaven.  She was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and the Jan's Lunch Club.  Annie is survived by her husband Donald R. Meininger, Buena Vista, CO., children Leanne (Eric) Morales, Victorville, CA., Ronald (Jackie) Meininger, Aurora, CO., Linda (JR) Davis, Florissant, CO., Kathy (Luke) Paschall, Buena Vista, CO.  Grandchildren: (11) Beth, Ryan, Kellen, Sarah, Megan, Aaron, Zachary, Camron, Nanci, Brooklyn & Aidan  Great Grandchildren: (3) Nathan, Nathaniel & Kailynn  Brother & Sister-in-Law- Charles (Connie) Forster, Salida, CO.
Niece Becky (Dan) Doherty with their children: Owen, Liam & Collin- Trinchera, CO

Rosary will be held on Monday, February 20, 2012 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Buena Vista at 7:00 PM.  The viewing will be following at 7:30 PM.  The funeral service will be held at St. Rose of Lima at 2:00 PM on February 21, 2012 with gravesite service to follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  A celebration of Annie's life will be held at the Hall at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church following the gravesite service.  

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Nick Jackson
   Posted Mon February 20, 2012
Dear Mrs. Meininger,

Thank you so much for everything all those years ago. You will be greatly missed, but more importantly, long celebrated.

The Denver Jacksons

Joanne Jackson
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Annie was a wonderful, caring friend during the years I knew her. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. Love and best wishes to the family.

Tina Lee Patterson
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Meininger Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Annie was like a second mom to me during elementary and middle school. I'll always remember her kind heart and sweet spirit. Praying for you all,
Tina and family

Tina Lee Patterson
   Posted Tue February 21, 2012
Meininger Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Annie was like a second mom to me during elementary and middle school. I''ll always remember her kind heart and sweet spirit. Praying for you all,
Tina and family

John Omohundro, CPA
   Posted Wed February 22, 2012
Hi, Don,

I remember your wife''s smiling face....never saw her upset...always smiling. My condolences to you and your family on your loss.

It''s been many, many years since I''ve seen you, but I will NEVER forget!!

Regards, John Omohundro, CPA

Harold & Sue DeWalt
   Posted Fri February 24, 2012
Dear Meininger Family,
Our memories, thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss of your dear one. May God comfort your hearts and your family memories sustain you.

Gary & Dianne Visconti
   Posted Sun February 26, 2012
Don and children Leanne, Ronnie, Linda, Kathy and families; our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families during this difficult time. May all of the great memories stay close to your heart, as she now watches over all of you from above.
God Bless,
Gary and Dianne Visconti

Scott and Lea Nachtrieb
   Posted Mon February 27, 2012
Dear Meininger family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. So sorry for your loss.

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