Marilyn Louise Hunter

Aug. 9, 1933 – Jan. 10, 2013

Marilyn Louise Hunter died on Jan. 10, 2013, in Sun City West, Ariz.  Marilyn was born on Aug. 9, 1933, in Lovell. She was the second child of George and Zela McCaffrey. She attended Lovell High School where she participated in a wide range of activities including student council, cheerleading and drama club. Marilyn was voted Miss Lovell High School and graduated in 1951. She attended the University of Arizona, University of Wyoming and graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in elementary education.

Marilyn Louise Hunter photo
Marilyn Louise Hunter

In Chicago she delighted in taking extensive dance training. While at Northwestern she met her future husband, Calvin, who was a dental student at the time.

Marilyn and Calvin were married on Dec. 28, 1956. They resided in Alaska, Wyoming and then returned to Chicago, where Calvin continued his education. In 1963, they moved to Pueblo where he began his practice of orthodontia. They resided there for three years before moving to their ranch in Rye, Colo. For the past 20 years they’ve enjoyed the warmer winters in Arizona.

She loved the arts, music and dance and was very involved in civic and church productions both as a participant and a choreographer. She and Calvin traveled extensively and loved being together on many trips to Europe, Asia and the continent.

Marilyn was a caring and fun-loving mother whose greatest joy was being surrounded by her large family, whether it was at the ranch or on the numerous family reunions and vacations. Marilyn was active in the LDS church and lived her religion by being kind and caring to all she knew.  Everyone enjoyed her friendly smile, sincere interest and warm disposition.

She is survived by her loving husband Calvin and six children, Calvin (Wendy), Lori Hansen (Ray), Sandy Mason (Mike), Rod (Jamie), David (Karen) and Craig (Leigh); her 31 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  She is survived by her only sibling, Joye Marostica.  Marilyn was preceded in death by her precious son Scotty and her parents George Dewey McCaffrey and Zela Asay.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, at 11 a.m. at the Rye Ward Chapel, Coolidge Ave. in Rye, Colo.  A viewing will be held before the funeral services from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will follow at a family plot on the Hunter ranch.  Condolences may be sent to the family through Davis Mortuary.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.

To send one of our special floral arrangements, please call Valley Flowers & Gifts in Lovell, 307-548-7101