Ann Louise Puldy

Birthday: 
1961
Areas of Achievement: 
Activism
Adventure
Arts
Higher Education
Home Making
Philanthropy
Self-Employed
Volunteer

Honored By

Honored by: Puldy, Michael
Date submitted: March 11, 2009
Gift: Engraved Paver, Large

Ann Louise Puldy lived a full and an amazing life exhibiting a powerful life force with everyone she met. Ann shined through her brilliant blue eyes, her smile, her intellect and her laugh, and Ann was happiest when she was in the presence of her family and her three sons.

Born October 10, 1961, in Lincoln, Nebraska, Ann moved to Florida at age 12 and attended Seminole High School in Seminole, Florida. Later, Ann attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, where she graduated in 1983 with a Bachelors of Arts in Business Administration and Economics.

Ann went to work for Martin Marietta in Orlando, Florida, before moving to Jacksonville, Florida, in 1987, where she worked for Barnett Banks. After the birth of her oldest child, Ann became a full time Mom.

In 1996, Ann moved to Boulder, Colorado, and then to Tucson, Arizona in 2002. In 2005, Ann returned to Boulder, Colorado.

A strong supporter of the growing lacrosse movement in the early 2000s, Ann spent considerable time helping to develop lacrosse programs both in Boulder and in Tucson. Most notably were her efforts with the Boulder County Lacrosse programs at Monarch High School and ICON Elite. Ann also ran the Coyote Lacrosse Camp for elementary school children, and she helped found the Superior Lacrosse Club where she became a charter member of the Superior Lacrosse Club Board of Directors.

In addition to Ann's commitment to children's lacrosse programs, Ann worked with children's educational programs. With Ann's desire to be heavily involved in her children's lives, as her children moved through their elementary and early high school years, Ann volunteered in the classroom with the Tanque Verde School District and the Boulder Valley School District. She also helped raise funds for education by contributing her art and unique furniture designs to the Tanque Verde Schools Educational Enrichment Foundation.

An avid fundraiser and supporter of the arts, throughout Ann's life, she participated with Tanque Verde Little League, the Collage Children Museum of Boulder, the Boulder International Film Festival, the Cancer Society, the United Way, and activities sponsored by her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta.

Ann was fortunate enough to travel frequently throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and she spent her summers at her lake home on Pelican Lake in Pequot Lakes, Minnesota. Ann also adored and was constantly surrounded by animals including dogs, cats, guinea pigs, rabbits, a horse and many turtles.

As her husband and best friend of 23 years, I loved her deeply and I will miss her.