Ann Ducey

Ann Ducey, died Nov. 17, 2003. She was 98.

Ducey was born Nov. 15, 1905 in Frasier, Colo., to Allan and Winnifred McKinnon, prior to their settling as early homesteaders in the Lower Big Gulch community.

As a young woman, Ducey was an elementary school teacher in rural county schools. In 1929, she married Delbert Ducey and they spent their early married years raising wheat and cattle on a farm southwest of Craig. In 1953, they moved to Browns Park after purchasing the Greystone grocery and Post Office. Ducey became the Postmaster and remained in this position until she retired in 1975. At that time, the postal service was discontinued at Greystone and it closed as one of the last remaining rural post offices. After leaving Greystone in 1984, she spent her retirement years in Grand Junction, Denver, and Canon City.

Ducey is survived by her daughter, Pat (Hal) Boeker, of Canon City; granddaughter Andra (Doug) Hall; and grandsons Luke and Jake, of Lakewood.

Ducey was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delbert, a brother, Allan McKinnon, and a sister, Florence Keating.

Burial was in Craig Cemetery, following a family ceremony in Canon City.

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