The family of Ana (Ann) Sylvia Menendez Stahl is saddened to announce her death in Longmont, CO on December 23rd, 2020, following a brief illness (non-COVID related). She was born May 9th, 1931 in Walden, New York to Nemesia and Sabino Menendez. Her parents had both emigrated from Asturias, Spain. Ann spent her early childhood on a dairy farm with her parents, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles. Following the death of her mother, Ann moved to NYC with her father and sisters. The dairy farm remains in the Menendez family and provides the fondest memories for Ann's sons. Ann lived in NYC until her marriage to Harry M. Stahl in 1952. Ann and Harry moved to New Jersey where they raised four sons. The family moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1973 for Harry's job. While Ann was primarily a homemaker, she also worked as a teacher's aide, did office work and in her retirement took great joy in caring for her neighbors' children. Ann remained close to the Nell family of Tulsa until her death. Ann and Harry moved to Laramie, WY in 2008 to be near their first granddaughter, and their final move was to Longmont, CO, to be near their second granddaughter. Ann was a loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She was big hearted and cared deeply for many. She welcomed her childrens' friends into her home and provided counsel to many others. She took special joy in babies and young children and watching them grow. A talented baker and knitter, Ann was generous with her gifts to family, friends, and neighbors. She made strangers feel welcome, and like her own father, she had strong opinions that she was happy to share. Ann was preceded in death by her parents, her sisters Juanita Taranto and Josephina Koch, her aunts and uncles, her cousins, and her husband of nearly 68 years, Harry Stahl, who died just two months prior to Ann's passing. Ann had many other aunts, uncles, and cousins in Spain. Ann is survived by four sons, their wives, and two granddaughters: Peter, Michelle, and Maya of Laramie, WY; Mark and Barbara of Santa Fe, NM; Jeremy and Nicole of Berlin, Germany; and Douglas, Amy, and Nemesia (Macy) of Lyons, CO. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and many dear friends who considered her a second mother. Ann requested no service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Longmont Public Library or Doctors Without Borders
. Like her husband, she loved a good story and a good laugh; therefore, a gathering will be held in the future to celebrate Ann and Harry's lives with stories and laughter. Please visit howemortuary.com to share condolences with the Stahl family.