Mary E. Pike


Mary Elizabeth Pike died May 28, 2003. She was 78.

Pike was born Nov. 28, 1924, in Durango, Colo., to Manford Cling Williams and Clara Marie Nanna. She spent her childhood years in the Durango/Bayfield area and was proud of her heritage as a Colorado native.

She met and fell in love with Clifford James Pike Sr. and was married Oct. 31, 1938, in Aztec, N.M. They had seven children.

Pike had a passion for gardening and was the recipient of many yard and garden awards. She also enjoyed crafting and won several ribbons for her crochet work at county fairs. She loved spending time with her family, spent time as a den mother and enjoyed being involved in her children's interests. She was a lifelong member of the Catholic Church and always looked back with fondness at her years in parochial school.

Much of Pike's adult life was spent in Craig, where she waited tables at the Golden Cavvy, worked for Montgomery Wards and seasonally in Steamboat Springs. The last 10 years of her life were spent in Fruita, Colo.

Pike is survived by her daughters Cleo L. Cochran, of Grand Junction, Colo., Linda E. (Richard) Montoya, of North Highlands, Calif., and Patricia Ann (Robert E.) Johnson, of Grand Junction; sons Clifford James (Patsy) Pike Jr., of Craig, and Terry Lee Pike, of Denver; five great-Grandchildren (with a sixth on the way); and sister, Martha L. Van Horn, of Tierra Vista, Ariz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford James Pike Sr.; daughter, Sandra Jean Edgin; son, Carey Lynn Pike; and brother, James E. Williams.

Graveside services were May 31, 2003, at Craig Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice and Palliative Care of the Grand Valley.

Arrangements are under the direction of Callahan-Edfast Mortuary.

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