Obit: Carolyn Stauffer |

Obit: Carolyn Stauffer

Carolyn Stauffer, 76, of Grand Lake died Friday, Jan. 11, 2008, at St. Anthony Hospital in Denver.

Born in Portland, Ore., on March 27, 1931, to Arthur VanDemarr and Marjorie Depew, she met her husband of 53 years, Norman L. Stauffer, at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, where she was studying mathematics. Later she was to teach mathematics in junior high school.

Carolyn and her husband moved to Denver in 1957 and later to Grand Lake in 1994. Carolyn came to love the Grand Lake area and surrounding Rocky Mountains.

Carolyn was active in library activities and was on the board of the Arapahoe Library District during the planning and construction of the Koelbel Library. She naturally became active in support of the new Juniper Library in Grand Lake. She was very happy with the results when the library opened in Grand Lake in 2006.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Charles VanDemarr of Portland, Ore.; a sister, Meridith Judd of Surfside Beach, S.C.; three sons, Peter Stauffer of Centennial, Eric Stauffer of Denver, and Thomas Stauffer of Lakewood; and one daughter, Susan Stauffer of Boulder.

In lieu of flowers, the Stauffers request that friends honor Carolyn Stauffer’s memory through contributions to the Juniper Library at Grand Lake, P.O. Box 506, Grand Lake, CO 80447.

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