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2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
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Mary Rathbun

Mary Ellen Rathbun

Monday, May 26th, 1947 - Sunday, April 7th, 2019
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Mary Ellen Rathbun, 71, of Evans, passed away at NCMC on Sunday, April 7, 2019. She was born May 26, 1947 in Albion, NY to Howard and Mildred (Hunt) Townsend and grew up in the Kendall area where she graduated from high school.

Mary attended the University of New York, Fredonia where she started as a music major and then switched to Elementary Education and graduated with a Bachelor’s.

On May 9, 1970, she married Elden Wayne Rathbun at the Morton Baptist Church in Morton, New York.

Mary taught elementary education in the Highland RE-9 District until retiring in 1999.

She enjoyed music; the clarinet and singing and passed her love of music to her grandchildren.

Mary was diabetic at an early age and became a double amputee but it never slowed her down and she helped counsel new amputees both before and after their surgeries.

In her younger years, she volunteered with the Highland Boosters and in later years with Chappelow School in Greeley, helping with her grandkid’s activities.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Rathbun; children, Michelle (Mike) Romero and Ryan Rathbun (Jason Eiler); five grandchildren, Madelyn Wampler, Anthony Romero, Meghan and Macey Wampler and Ajay Romero; brother, Gary Townsend and sister, Donna Mort as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Bob Townsend.

Life Celebration Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Greeley Central High School Auditorium with a luncheon to follow. Private family inurnment at the Eaton Cemetery. Memorial gifts may be made to “Chappelow Music Program” or “Greeley Central High School Choir Program” in care of Adamson, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley, CO 80634. Friends may leave condolences at
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    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 11:00am
    Greeley Central Auditorium
    1515 14th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80631
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  • Interment

    Eaton Cemetery
    500 South Christensen Avenue
    EATON, CO 80615
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Posted at 06:04pm
We will miss you Grandma. Love, Maddie, Meghan and Macey
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Robin Eckwerth

Posted at 05:38pm
My prayers are with you all during this time of sadness. May God fill your hearts with joy, sharing the wonderful memories and life of a wonderful woman. My sister Janet married her brother Howard, and we always considered his family part of ours. She will be missed by many..

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Posted at 04:16pm
In loving memory of Mary Ellen. A unique and wonderful woman who spread joy wherever she was. Our condolences to her entire family.
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Carol LeMay

Posted at 02:55pm
As a neighbor of Mary Ellen's for the last 13 years, I will always remember the upbeat and positive attitude she had towards life in general. I don't think I can ever recall her without a smile on her face or a cheery greeting for anyone around her. My most favorite memory is seeing her name on my phone's caller ID and when I answered she would always say "I'm not calling with a complaint, just calling to give you some news." That always made me smile; then we would have a good laugh and a great conversation. Mary Ellen will be sorely missed by those of us who knew and loved her as a neighbor in our little condo community here in Evans. God Bless and Safe Travels, Mary Ellen!!

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Posted at 12:39pm
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