Ertel Funeral Home

Marie Roelfs Wilson Obituary

Marie Eleanor Roelfs Wilson
Marie Eleanor Roelfs Wilson

April 17, 1927 - January 14, 2013
Born in Cortez, Colorado
Resided in Cortez, CO



Graveside services for lifelong Cortez resident Marie Eleanor Roelfs Wilson will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 19 Fairview Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church.

Visitation has been set for Friday evening from 4 to 6 p.m. at Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Marie was born to Ruth Willard Blair and Henry Harrison Roelfs on Easter Sunday, April 17, 1927 while the family lived at Lebanon, Colo. She passed away on Monday, January 14, 2013 at Southwest Memorial Hospital at the age of 85.

Marie attended grades 1-8 at Lebanon and high school in Dolores where she graduated in 1945. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Colorado State College of Education in 1949 and taught Home Economics for eight years.

On February 11, 1950 Marie married Samuel Glen Wilson. They lived at Yellow Jacket, Colo. for three years before moving to Pleasant View. Three children were born to this union, Wesley Harrison in July 1952, Phyllis Lynn in November 1955 and Brian Glen in March 1962.

Marie and Glen were charter members of the Sylvan Presbyterian Church. After moving to Cortez she attended the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church where she served in many capacities. Marie enjoyed membership in Grange, Farmers Union, Order of Eastern Star and the Rainbelt Ladies Club.

Glen died October 1982 and in August 1984 Marie moved to Cortez, leaving the home Glen and she designed and built in Pleasant View. Marie loved the farm and its many aspects of raising her family there. She was able to adjust to "city life" and a new chapter in her life. Marie enjoyed many hobbies like cooking, canning, gardening, sewing and reading.

Surviving Marie are her children, Wesley Wilson and wife, Chris, Phyllis Wilson, and Brian Wilson and wife, Kaylyn; her grandchildren, Charlie, Kyle, Lindsey, Kelsey, Katelynn, Landan, and Tierney; two great-grandchildren, Natalie and Tyler; numerous nieces and nephews; by three sisters-in-law, Faye Bertrand, Marge Crowley, and Eloise Wilson; and by many friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Marie Wilson's name to the Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church.




Ertel Memorial Chapel
42 N. Market Street
Cortez, CO 81321
Friday, January 18, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery
16904 C.R. Z
Yellow Jacket, CO US 81335
Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:00 AM
Graveside Services
Fairview Cemetery
Yellow Jacket, CO
Saturday, January 19, 2013
10:00 AM
Memorial Service
Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church
350 S. Washington
Cortez, CO US 81321
Saturday, January 19, 2013
11:00 AM


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