Mary Frances Quintana (Leadville)

Born: Thu., Feb. 21, 1935
Died: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018

Recitation of the Rosary

7:00 PM Thu., Mar. 01, 2018
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

Mass of Christian Burial

11:00 AM Fri., Mar. 02, 2018
Location: Annunciation Catholic Church

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Mary Frances Quintana, 83 was born in Center, Colorado on February 21, 1935.  She moved to Leadville, Colorado at the age of five.  She passed away peacefully at Valley Manor Care Center in Montrose, Colorado on February 22, 2018.

Mary worked at St. Vincent Hospital in Leadville for 55 years.  She started at the old St. Vincent Hospital in 1952 as a Nurse’s Aid.  She worked with the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth and from 1959 to 2002 she worked at the new St. Vincent Hospital as an Operating Room Technician and in Central Supply.  Over the years, Mary enjoyed Bingo with her brother and daughter as well as knitting, embroidery, reading, painting and traveling to go visit family members.  She helped raise her nieces, Elaine Vigil Martinez of Montrose and Louanna Vigil Quintana of Santa Fe, New Mexico and her nephew, Timothy Vigil (deceased).

Mary is survived by her sister Molly Vigil Quintana of Montrose; daughter Beverly Quintana Lemus and husband Raul Lemus of Montrose; grandchildren Melina Lemus of Montrose; Joshua Lemus and wife Marleny Andrade Lemus of Montrose and Raul Lemus, Jr. of Montrose; great grandchild Ismael Andrade Lemus of Montrose and many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Tiodoro and Celestina Archuleta Quintana; brothers Edward, Tony and Theodore Quintana; sisters Susie and Olivia Quintana.

A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Annunciation Catholic Church in Leadville.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2018 at Annunciation Catholic Church with Father Steve Parlet as Celebrant.  Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Leadville, Colorado with a reception to follow at Leadville Elks Lodge, #236.

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Carl Martschinske
   Posted Sat March 03, 2018
I am very sure that Mary will be missed. I will always remeber her smiling face everytime i passed her in the hallways at St. Vincent. When I worked there on the ambulance and the emergency room, and no matter how busy things were, you could count on seeing Mary hard at work with a smile. My prayers go out to the entire family, and am very sure God will provide you all with comfort during this time. She is in the presents of Jesus and peacefull.

With Sympathy,
Carl Martschinske

Michael Vasquez
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
I'm sorry for your loss.

Mary Lane
   Posted Thu March 08, 2018
RIP, Mary... I remember working with you at the new St. Vincent's in the good old days. Happy memories.

Jeanne Willis
   Posted Thu March 22, 2018
I was so sad to read Mary's obituary in the paper and sorry to miss her services. Mary and Ted lived two doors east of me on east 7th, and of course I worked with Mary at the hospital. I will always remember her kindness as a fellow employee and as a friend.

love, Jeanne

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