Anne Maul, 83, passed peacefully on June 9, 2020, at Juniper Village of Aurora. She was a resident of Castle Rock, CO, for 23 years. She was born on December 13, 1936 to Henry Holmes and Almina (Allison) in Gower, MO. She graduated from Central High School in St. Joseph, MO, in 1955. She married Conan Grace on August 26, 1956. Together, they raised four children. On October 16, 1988, she married Paul Maul in Alexandria, VA.

After raising her four children, she went on to become the Convention Director for the American Red Cross in Washington, D.C., the pinnacle of her career. She retired in 1996, and in 1997 Anne and Paul moved to Colorado to be closer to family. First United Methodist Church of Castle Rock became her second home where she and Paul volunteered on the welcoming committee, led small groups, performed in the bell choir, and enjoyed fellowship with dear friends.

Her senior yearbook described her as being “with friends as numerous as grains of sands,” which was a gift that remained true as she aged. From a young adult to her final days, her servant’s heart and zest for life were contagious. She enjoyed playing the piano and bells, gardening, hiking, biking, traveling, and hosting holidays and events. But most of all, she loved the Lord and her family. From her ancestors to her great-grandchildren, it was clear that her family was her pride and joy.

Anne is now rejoicing in heaven with her beloved husband (Paul Maul), her parents (Henry and Almina Holmes), her daughter (Norrie Grace), her brother (Stephen Holmes), sister-in-law (Diane Holmes), and the many other wonderful family members who went before her. Her family that continues to carry on her legacy include her children, Kristi Grace (Vicki), Trent Grace (Suzanne), Cortney Grace (Ronda); her brothers, Bill Holmes (Susan), Jim Holmes; her sisters-in-law, Gayla Holmes, Nancy Holmes; her stepchildren, Michelle Betts Schultz (Al), Suzanne Miller (Dave); her ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

A small inurnment ceremony for family members will be held at the Shrine of Remembrance. A celebration of Anne’s life will be held at First United Methodist Church in Castle Rock, CO at a later date. In place of flowers, donations can be made online to the Alzheimer’s Association at https://alz.org/.

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  1. Beautifully written for a truly beautiful woman. We love her, and her family so very much.

  2. Anne was the sweetest lady ever. She called me family. Her daughter Norrie and I were teachers at Gladstone Elementary. My mom adopted Norrie and Anne adopted me. My mom and Anne were able to finally meet when my husband Steve hosted a barbecue in her and Norrie’s honor. We are family. I wish the world could love like our families love each other. Anne you will be remembered and always loved. Love, Debbie💔♥️

  3. She was a very very sweet person and instilled this quality in her daughters. My deepest condolences to the entire Grace family. There is nothing on earth that can replace a mother’s love. Prayers and hugs.

  4. I remember Anne from childhood in Wichita, Kansas and again in KC. I loved listening to her play the piano and hum. She always seemed happy and adored her children openly which I had never seen. I will always cherish my memories of her and the time I spent with her and Norrie and Kristi. Rest in peace beautiful lady.♥️

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