B Ann was born in Fort Scott, Kan., on Jan. 29, 1932, to Lloyd and Patricia Grubb. There she met and married her husband, Donald Leroy Luffel, on July 16, 1950. B Ann and Don moved to Houston, Texas, soon after the birth of their first son.
B Ann was a wonderful mother. She lived for her children and grandchildren and could always be counted on for love and support. She taught her family the true meanings of unconditional love and unwavering devotion.
She was active in her local church and garden clubs, and maintained many deep friendships. Colorado and New Mexico held a special place in her heart, along with an interest in the local Indian cultures, their music and their crafts. She spent as much of her time as possible in Pagosa Springs, where she enjoyed the peace and beauty of the mountains along with her faith and friendships at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church.
B Ann is survived by her husband, Don; three sons and their wives: Lawrence and Rose Luffel, Thomas and Patricia Luffel, Robert and Gerry Luffel; daughter Meredith Emmott; grandchildren: Lauren and Detrik Stillwaugh, Sarah Luffel, Kyle Emmott, Katherine Luffel, Brooke Emmott; and great-grandson Daxton Stillwaugh.
A memorial service will be held at Memorial Oaks Chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 12:30 p.m. There will be an additional service in Pagosa Springs at St. Patrick’s Church at a date to be determined.