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Good Samaritan Society – Water Valley Senior Living Resort

805 Compassion Dr., Windsor, CO 80550
Toll-free (866) 290-2522

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Good Samaritan Society – Water Valley Senior Living Resort

Good Samaritan Society – Water Valley Senior Living Resort

805 Compassion Dr.

Windsor, CO 80550



(970) 686-2743

Toll-free 1-866-290-2522

(senior housing)


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Ruth and Warren Wille.

(Windsor, Colorado) – After seventy-plus years of marriage, and more than ninety years of exploring together, you might say that Warren and Ruth Wille have “been there, done that.”

The Good Samaritan Society – Water Valley Senior Living Resort residents met at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in the fall of 1938 when Ruth was in college as an English major and Warren was preparing for Law School.


Before entering into the workforce, Warren was called into flight school training. He and Ruth were married before he went to Victorville, California for bombardier training.


After training, Warren shipped off to the Pacific, where he employed new attack strategies when flying over Japan with his 11-man crew.


During the war years, Warren traveled a lot, and when the war ended he and Ruth returned to Minnesota so that Warren could attend Concordia Seminary. Ruth taught elementary and high school English while raising their children, and after Warren’s studies were completed, the family moved to Colorado where Warren would serve as a minister.


In 2009, the couple moved to Water Valley Senior Living resort, which was “the best move we ever made,” says Warren.



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The Willes say the deep friendships they developed with the many happy residents were an unexpected surprise when they moved in. The “good, Christian atmosphere” is also a big factor in their happiness at Water Valley. After years of travel and different living experiences, that says something!


Even though Ruth and Warren no longer move around the country as they did in their youth, today the couple still enjoys visiting different places—virtually.


As a former pilot, Warren is an avid computer flight simulator enthusiast. He uses Microsoft Flight Simulator with a joystick with an oversized computer monitor to view his airplane control panels.

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Our Wall of Honor salutes resident veterans and their families for their military service.

Veterans Day 2013, was my first Veterans Day as director of lifestyle enrichment for Good Samaritan Society – Water Valley Senior Living Resort. We presented our residents with nice patriotic cards, sang patriotic music, and held a short program thanking them for their service.


The veterans in our facility were content, but I went home that night thinking about how we should have done more.


Patriotic spirit is represented by Americans of all ages. We see patriotic clothing, patriotic bumper stickers on cars, and flags in front of homes or in windows.


And yet, here at Good Samaritan Society, we had living, breathing veterans who dedicated years of their lives to protecting our country and our freedom, and we had nothing to truly show our veterans how grateful we are to them.


I realized I wanted something more substantial in our building to indicate to our beloved resident veterans how much their service to our country means to us and means to me personally. Fortunately, our Executive Manager, John McElderry, also saw this as an important addition to our facility.

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By Ann Scott
Water Valley Senior Living resident


My journey to become a Happy Hatter started about 80 years ago when my grandmother taught me how to knit. I started knitting dish rags, doll clothes, sweaters, dresses, and on and on.


Now I knit hats for needy people, and I love doing it.


I had been living at a retirement community in Fort Collins a few months when the activities director noticed my knitting and asked if I would be willing to teach other residents how to make hats on a knitting loom. I was willing to try.

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