Anita Day Queen Statton, 68, of Pagosa Springs, Colo., went to be with her Lord and Savior on April 1, 2010, in Albuquerque, N.M., after complications of cancer. Anita was born in San Angelo, Texas, to Allen Marshall and Elsie Adelle Queen. She graduated from Midland High School, class of 1960, and attended Texas Tech University, earning a degree in English, and made New Mexico and Colorado her home with her husband.
Anita was actively involved in volunteer work her entire life. She was a dedicated Girl Scout and was awarded a 20-year pin for her service to the organization. She served as a Girl Scout camp counselor, as well as a troop leader for both daughters. Her most recent volunteer service included serving as chairman of the Missions Committee for Centerpoint Church, Gideons International, and various other Christian organizations.
Anita had a great love for the arts, including painting and drawing, poetry and literature, ceramics and photography. She also shared the love of the great outdoors with family and friends through hiking, skiing, rafting, tennis and swimming, and helped her husband build the home of their dreams in the Rocky Mountains. She surrounded herself with knowledge of the habitat and vegetation of the areas in which she traveled, and was an eager teacher of her knowledge.
She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Bill Statton; daughter Michelle Statton; daughter Holly and husband Dave Culberson; grandsons Coury Dorn, Nathan Culberson and Jesse Culberson; sisters Brownelle “Brownie” Roberts, and Marcia and husband Tom Asel; brother Allen and wife Patty Queen; as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on April 10, 2010, at Centerpoint Church in Pagosa Springs, Colo., at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, it would be greatly appreciated by the family to make memorial contributions in Anita’s name to Gideons International or Centerpoint Church, as she was actively involved in the spreading of the gospel. For those who wish to express condolences, they may do so at www.danielsfuneral.com.