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Marilyn Louise Hunter

August 9, 1933 — January 10, 2013

Marilyn Louise Hunter

Marilyn Louise Hunter passed away on January10, 2013, in Sun City West, Arizona. Marilyn was born on August 9, 1933, in Lovell, Wyoming, the second child of George and Zela McCaffrey. She attended Lovell High School, where she participated in a wide range of activities including student council, cheerleading and drama club. Marilyn was voted Miss Lovell High School and graduated in 1951. She attended the University of Arizona, University of Wyoming and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in elementary education. In Chicago, she delighted in taking extensive dance training. While at Northwestern, she met her future husband, Calvin, who was a dental student at the time. Marilyn and Calvin were married on December 28, 1956. They resided in Alaska, Wyoming and then returned to Chicago for Calvin’s additional schooling. In 1963, they moved to Pueblo where he began his practice of orthodontia. They resided here for three years before moving to their ranch in Rye, where they have lived ever since. For the past 20 years they’ve enjoyed the warmer winters in Arizona. She loved the arts, music and dance and was very involved in civic and church productions, both as a participant and a choreographer. She and Calvin traveled extensively and loved being together on many trips to Europe, Asia and the continent. Marilyn was a caring and fun-loving mother whose greatest joy was being surrounded by her large family, whether it was at the ranch or on the numerous family reunions and vacations. Marilyn was active in the LDS church and lived her religion by being kind and caring to all she knew. Everyone enjoyed her friendly smile, sincere interest and warm disposition. She is survived by her loving husband, Calvin; and six of her children, Calvin (Wendy), Lori Hansen (Ray), Sandy Mason (Mike), Rod (Jamie), David (Karen) and Craig (Leigh). She also had 31 grandchildren and four great- grandchildren. She also is survived by her only sibling, Joye Marostica. Marilyn was preceded in death by her precious son, Scotty; and her parents, George Dewey McCaffrey and Zela Asay. A viewing will be held before the funeral service from 10 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday in the Rye Ward Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, January 19 at the Rye Ward Chapel, Coolidge Avenue in Rye, Colorado. Interment will follow at a family plot on the Hunter ranch. Condolences may be sent to the family through Davis Mortuary. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center.
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