Mary Cook-Duarte (Leadville)

Born: Mon., Sep. 1, 1947
Died: Wed., Feb. 6, 2019


Visitation

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Location: Bailey-Kent Funeral Home


Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sun., Feb. 10, 2019
Location: Bailey-Kent Funeral Home


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Mary Lee Cook-Duarte, 71 of Leadville, Colorado passed away February 6, 2018 in Canon City, CO.

She was born on September 1, 1947 in Chippewa Falls, WI to Howard and Dorothy Cook.

She attended the University of Wisconsin -Eau Claire where she earned a degree in Library Science and a minor in Spanish.

She moved to Leadville with her family in 1980 and later married Max Duarte on November 27, 1986.
She worked at Colorado Mountain College in Leadville where she was the Bookstore Manager until her retirement in 2008.

Mary enjoyed spending time in the outdoors, gardening, traveling, spending time with family and friends. She was always ready for a good joke and a good cup of coffee. She will always be remembered for saying "Uff Da" and "You Betcha" in addition to a kind word and gentle hug.

She is survived by her Husband Max Duarte, daughters Jessica (Jeff) Steele of Vernal, UT,  Jennifer Duarte(Dennis Alps) of Brighton, CO.  and Son Scott (Kim)Clifton of Canon City, CO. Grand children Jimmy and Chelsea of Vernal UT, Danika Alps of Brighton, CO and Matthew and Makaela Clifton of Canon City, CO
She was proceeded in death by her parents, son Mike Duarte, and granddaughter Kendra Clifton.

n lieu of flowers donations can be made in her name at the Leadville/Lake County Animal Shelter or the Lake County Meals on Wheels.

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