Mary Lou Snell passed away April 6, 2016, at Paonia Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was 90.
Mary Lou was born from the union of Joseph Levi and Mable Claire (Cammack) Bishop on Dec. 3, 1925, in Hotchkiss, Colo. She graduated from Hotchkiss High School in 1943 and after graduation moved to California.
She married Kenneth Leon Woods in January 1953 and from this union three children were born. They later divorced in 1961.
Mary Lou lived in Denver, Colo., for over 40 years, and for over 20 years lived in the Cherry Creek Townhouses in Denver.
She retired in 1991 as secretary for the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. She had worked there for 20 years.
Mary Lou moved back to her roots in Hotchkiss 20 years ago. She was a member of the Hotchkiss Methodist Community Church, the Peace Circle, Harmony Club and Hotchkiss Music and Art Club, and volunteered at the Wearhouse Thrift Store. She enjoyed bowling, golfing, gardening and her kids.
Mary Lou leaves behind three children, Pamela Sue Woods of Hotchkiss, Colo., Steven Robert Woods of Rifle, Colo., and Michael Lee Woods of Hotchkiss, Colo.; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren with one on the way.
A celebration of life will be held at 10 a.m., Friday, April 15, at Hotchkiss Methodist Community Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hotchkiss Methodist Community Church.
Friends and family may leave their condolences at www.martinmortuary.com.
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