Mary Louise Denker: 1914-2005


Mary Louise Denker died Jan. 9, 2005, in Craig.

She was 90.

Mary Louise Roeder was born Sept. 29, 1914, in Dwight, Ill., to George and Louise Roeder.

Denker married Harold Denker on Sept. 5, 1947. They lived in Hayden for most of their 57 years together. She was a homemaker, an avid gardener, and a sports enthusiast. She was active working with the Hayden Garden Club, Routt County 4-H, Hayden High School Band Boosters, Farm Bureau and had volunteered at the Hayden library. She was very active with her home church, Faith Lutheran in Craig. She was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society, a teacher of Sunday School and Vacation Bible School classes, and a member of the altar guild. Denker also volunteered at the day care center that was at Faith Lutheran Church. She had been at Doak Walker Care Facility for two years, and was able to be with her family the last six months.

Denker is survived by her husband, Harold; daughter Joyce (Jim) of Craig; son, James (Jan) of Hayden; six grandchildren, Jamie, Jacques, Jana and Jacquelyn Denker, and Jared and Justin Folley; and two brothers, George Roeder of Ottawa, and Stan Roeder of Wilmington.

Denker was preceded in death by her parents, Bernice Spainhower, Ruth Synder, Clarence Roeder, and Frank Roeder.

Services were held Jan. 13, 2005, at Faith Lutheran Church, with the Rev. Marion Hofman officiating. The organist was Barbara Nagoda.

Congregational hymns were, "Great Is Thy Faithfulness," "Beautiful Savior," and "Let Us Ever Walk With Jesus."

Honorary pallbearers were "All Mary's Family and Her Many Friends."

Interment was at Hayden Cemetery.

Family requests memorials be made to Faith Lutheran Church or to The Lutheran Hour, in care of Grant Mortuary.

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