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Wanda Mary Nieslanik

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Aspen, CO ColoradoWanda Mary Nieslanik passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2007, after battling cancer for many years. She was surrounded by her family at her home.

Wanda was born July 5, 1942, in Carbondale, to Dormand and Margaret Daugherty. She was a lifetime resident but lived briefly in California, graduating from Live Oak Union high school in 1960. She enjoyed the outdoors, traveling, sewing, cooking (especially her famous caramel rolls, which everyone looked forward to at Potato Days) and most of all spending time with family and friends, as well as playing with her grandchildren.In 1966, she met Robert Nieslanik at a local barn dance. They married on Nov. 15, 1969, and had four children. She is survived by her husband; children Terrie (John) Short of Carbondale, Scott (Diane) Nieslanik of Cokeville, Wyo., Ellie (Roger) Fazzi of Silt, Carrie (Steve) Tenold of Bonanza, Ore.; 11 grandchildren: Krystal (Preston), Sara, Brandi, Maegan, Jessica, Luke, Hannah, Shane, Tori, Oak and Bella; twin brother Walter (Sondra) Daugherty of Carbondale; sister Margaret (Lyle) Weishaar of Carbondale and numerous extended family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, sister Sherrill Kinderknecht and baby boy Randy.

There will be a rosary at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at the Farnum-Holt Chapel in Glenwood Springs. Funeral services will follow at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Carbondale.In lieu of flowers, make a donation to Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 1970, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601, (970) 384-7530; Saint Jude’s (800) 822-6344, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.