August 21, 2007
Aspen, CO ColoradoJoAnn Juelfs died on Friday, July 27, 2007, after a valiant and inspirational battle with cancer. Juelfs was a longtime member of the Aspen banking community.JoAnn was born on June 25, 1935, to Richard and Fern Juelfs in Lovell, Wyo. The family lived in Lamont, Wyo., and Rangely before moving to Palisade in 1942. Mr. Juelf’s employment took the family to Australia for two years, where JoAnn attended school in Alexandria and developed a special friendship with Dawn and Butsy McIntosh, her special extended family. After returning to the states, JoAnn graduated from Palisade High School in 1954. She attended Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah, Mesa Junior College and Colorado State University.JoAnn had a long career in banking in Grand Junction, Aspen and Palisade. She enjoyed traveling and especially return trips to Australia to visit her “special extended family.” JoAnn was a member of the Palisade United Methodist Church, Chapter CD P.E.O., and Preceptor Laureate Pi of Beta Sigma Phi sorority. She served as Town Grouch at the Palisade Peach Festival in 1994.She chaired the church fund raising committees (yard sale and peach ice cream booth) for a number of years. She was known for her special welcoming of first-time visitors in her church.JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents and infant brother. She is survived by a 93-year-old cousin, Lyda Maddox of Denver, and a multitude of friends.A memorial service was held Saturday, Aug. 4, in the Palisade United Methodist Church, with Reverend Al Woolman officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 2754 Compass Drive, Suite 377, Grand Junction, CO 81506, or Palisade United Methodist Church, P.O. Box L, Palisade, CO 81526.