Mary E. Tucker: 1924-2004


Mary E. Tucker of Meeker died Nov. 25, 2004, at Valley View Hospital with her loving family at her side.

She was 80.

Mary Elizabeth Coberly was born June 6, 1924, in Trinidad, Colorado the daughter of Joseph Dewey and Stella Anna Mae (Baumgardner) Coberly.

She was raised in Trinidad and on Friday, May 13, 1939, was united in marriage to Alvy Lloyd Tucker in Raton, N.M. Mr. Tucker survives in the family home.

Mary was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She worked at the Craig Gamble's Store until the family moved to Rangely where she was employed at Nichols Market first as a clerk and later as a bookkeeper.

She later worked for Chevron in Rangely until she and Alvy retired.

She was a long-time member of the Order of Eastern Star, serving as Worthy Matron and Chapter Secretary of Rangely Chapter 143, later belonging to Meeker Chapter 100 and Winslow Chapter 180 in Glenwood Springs.

She also was a member of the Rangely Christian Church and V.F.W. Auxiliary Post 5843 in Meeker.

In addition to Alvy, her loving husband of 65 years, Mary is survived by three children, Betty Darleen (Jerry) Sturbaum of Longmont; Alvy Richard (Mickey) Tucker of New Castle; Diana (Dennis) Chandler of Northglenn; 13 grandchildren, Katrina (Ray) Pahlmann of Henderson, Nev.; Rachelle (Steve) Owens of Greenwood Village, Colo; Christopher (Pam) Sturbaum of Spokane, Wash.; Vincent (Joan) Sturbaum of Okinawa, Japan; Gregory Sturbaum of Loveland, Colo.; Deborah (Edward) Gemoya of Grand Junction; Valorie Tucker of Youngstown, Ohio; Donald (Kim) Tucker of Snowmass, Colo.; Tom Tucker of Salt Lake City; Mary (Kevin) Fender of Omaha, Neb.; Coreen (Jim) Engstrom of Broomfield, Colo.; Kendra (Kirk) Kaiser of Broomfield; and Kyle (Jamie) Chandler of Windsor, Colo.; 43 great-grandchildren; one nephew and three nieces.

Her parents, one sister, Mae, one brother, Joe, and one granddaughter, Stella, have preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Nov. 29 at Cochran Memorial Chapel in Meeker. Interment will be made Wednesday, Dec. 1, in the Trinidad Masonic Cemetery in Trinidad.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Eastern Star Memorial Fund or the V.F.W. Auxiliary through Cochran Memorial Chapel, PO Box 1048 in Meeker, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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