Mary A. Duran (of Lakewood, formerly of Minturn)

Born: Mon., Jan. 17, 1921
Died: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Chapel

Recitation of the Rosary

10:00 AM Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Chapel

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 16, 2017
Location: St. Patrick Chapel

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Mary A. Duran, 96 of Lakewood, Colorado and formerly of Minturn, Colorado passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017 in Lakewood.  She was born on January 17, 1921 in Amalia, New Mexico to Antonio and Teresina (Arellano) Martinez.  In 1934, she married Mel Duran in Del Norte, Colorado.

Mary began her career as a waitress at Jeff's Cafe and Williams Cafe in Minturn.  She then went on to be one of the first cooks for the Lodge at Vail.  She was also a prep cook, dishwasher and custodian at the Clock Tower Inn in Vail and retired after working with the Eagle County School District.  Mary was a member of the Minturn Seniors and enjoyed trips with her friends there.  She loved spending time with and taking care of her children.

Mary is survived by her son Rudy (Ernestine) Duran of Grand Junction and Minturn, Colorado; son Richard Duran of Grand Junction; daughter Virginia Gonzales of Lakewood and son Floyd Duran (Katherine Trujillo) of Minturn and many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband, sister Rena Lozoya and son in law Johnnie Gonzales.  Mary was the last of her original family to pass away.

A visitation will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2017 at the St. Patrick's Parish "Old Chapel".  A rosary service will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2017 with a Mass of Christian Burial to begin at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 15, 2017.  Burial will follow the Mass, at Riverview Cemetery in Minturn with a reception to follow the burial, at the St. Patrick's Spirit Center in Minturn.  Bailey-Kent Funeral Home of Leadville, Colorado is assisting the family with arrangements.

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