Paul A. Ansley

March 16, 1924February 22, 2012

Paul Albertus Ansley of Kersey passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Greeley. He was born March 16, 1924 to William Evan and Dora (Walker) Ansley at the family ranch near Haswell, Colorado. While growing up he attended a one room school house until 8th grade, at which tme he started working full time between the home ranch and Rush Creek Ranch, north of the home place. Paul married Ethel R. Larrew on May 21, 1945 in Garden City, Kansas. After marriage they owned and operated ranches in Haswell, Karval, Fairplay, and Orchard, Colorado. Paul loved all aspects of ranching. The ranch in Orchard was sold in 1989, moving to Kersey to retire, but retirement was far from his mind. Paul traveled around, helping his sons on their ranches for over a decade, before ill health forced him to stay closer to home. He stayed busy in his “free” time collecting pop cans off the side of the road. Paul knew no stranger, telling stories and visiting with anyone. Above all was his love for his family, especially the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Ethel; daughters, Charlotte Hansen of Monument, and Pamela Rucker (Rick) of Buena Vista, Colorado; sons, Chet Ansley (Stephanie) of Hemingford, Nebraska, Rod Ansley (Sandy) of Seneca, Nebraska, Den Ansley (Rona) of Lemoyne, Nebraska and Scott Ansley (Tawanna) of Harrisburg, Nebraska and a nephew raised like a son, Mike Herrell of Colorado Springs, Colorado; brothers, George Ansley (Cora) and David Ansley (Lucille) all of Haswell, Colorado; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William Ansley, granddaughter, Melanie Ansley and a son-in-law, Ron Hansen. Celebration of Life service 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2012 at Stoddard Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northern Colorado or Caring Hearts, or a charity of your choice in care of Stoddard Funeral Home, 3205 W. 28th St., Greeley, CO 80634.


  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 2, 2012

Paul A. Ansley

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Rita Dorward

March 20, 2012

Dear Pam, and the entire Ansley family, I am so very sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I have very fond memories of your ranch in Fairplay. And I know you dearly miss him. My dad, Dale Hamilton, always thought so highly of Paul and the boys, and still does. May God's peace be with you all. Rita (Hamilton)

March 2, 2012

To Aunt Ethel and family, We are so sorry and sending our love and prayers. I always respected Uncle Paul he was a great person, and Uncle

Ruth and Jack Owens (Colo Springs, Colo)


March 2, 2012

Dear Paul I know you are in Heaven. I love and miss you. I will miss picking up cans with you. I've known you since I was two and life without you will be hard. Love Tucker

Rhonda Knoop

March 1, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the Ansley family. My prayer is that God comfort you and give you peace at this time of loss and sorrow.


February 29, 2012

Dear Ansley Family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Paul. May you find consolation in the fond memories of your dear one along with comfort from the Most High-for “He is healing the brokenhearted ones, and is binding up their painful spots.” –Psalm 147:3

Jim Howell

February 29, 2012

To the Ansley family, I have fond memories of Paul during my many hunting trips on the K-4 ranch. Paul was a good man and will be truly missed.

Jim and Bob Howell (Denver)

Marty Waite

February 29, 2012

Dear Charlotte & Family,
I am sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, but I understand he had been going through a very difficult time for quite a while. Your Dad was such a sweet man, despite the fact he loved to tease me on the rare occasions when we saw each other. I never saw him without a smile on his face. He was a wonderful man, who will be missed by many, many people. You, your Mom and your family are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Please give my love to all, especially to your Mom and Pam.
Love, Marty

Roy Herrell

February 28, 2012

Aunt Ethel and family I am so sorry for your loss Uncle Paul will be missed. It has been a long time since we have all been together as a family. I have to say some of my greatest memories was going to aunt Ethel and uncle Pauls when they lived in fairplay on the ranch and hanging with all of the kids ridding horses, fishing and climbing in the barns. I do miss all of you. Love Roy and Jennifer Herrell

Ron & Vickie Roberts

February 28, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow. He was a good man that will be missed.
Ron & Vickie Roberts

Troy and Jodi Freauff

February 28, 2012

To the Ansley family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of such a special man. Troy and I both remember going to the Orchard ranch and seeing Paul. What an example of a hard worker he was!!! We will miss waving to him on Hwy 34 and recalling fond memories whenever we passed him there! Love, Troy and Jodi Freauff