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Marion Patricia Greenfield

May 25, 1931 ~ February 14, 2018 (age 86)
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Early on Saint Valentine's Day, Marion went to meet her Lord, surrounded by several of her children, the result of a fatal stroke. 

Born in Wray, Colo. to Peter and Precious Brophy, Marion was the middle child with 6 siblings:
Lois, Gene, David (deceased), Lillian, Anne and Pete, Jr.
She grew up on the family farm in the sandhills
20 miles north of Wray during the Great Depression.
After graduating from Wray High School, she attended CU for a certification to teach in a one-room country schoolhouse in Yuma County. She married Blaine Greenfield in 1952, became a housewife and mother to 10 children.
Blaine left in 1965. Marion was on her own and with the help of family, neighbors and her church raised 10 kids, ages 12-baby.

She was quickly employed by the welfare department to make ends meet. Marion was accepted to the ADC program allowing her to move to Greeley in 1967 and enroll at CSC. She received a bachelor's degree in education, in 1971 while raising her children.
This amazing woman became an elementary teacher in the Greeley school district for 6 years while continuing to mold and keep up with her own children.
In 1977, she accepted a job with Yuma County Social Services and moved back to Wray with the 2 youngest.

After retirement she moved to Yuma for several years, until moving to Windsor to live with a son and daughter-in-law until her death.

Through her courage and determination, as well as her welcoming demeanor, everyone that came to know Marion admired her as a beacon of love and fortitude.
She touched many lives, sharing her home and a meal with her children's friends, her many relatives and acquaintances throughout her life.
Her faith in God and the community of her Catholicism was the source of her strength. She volunteered in her church and community. She loved to play a game of cards, Rockies baseball, and trips to Blackhawk, Brophy watermelons/any farm produce, baking, and to share a meal with whoever would sit at her table.
She will be deeply missed by all who were blessed to have known her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, David; son, Gary; and daughter, Karen.

She is survived by 5 siblings; children, Dennis (Patsy), Dallas, Barry, Michael (Judi), Linda (Dave Walters), Ken 
(Mark Trubell), Mark (Jennifer), and Cindy; grandchildren, Jacob and Spencer, Dusti and Ashley, Thomas, Richard and Erica, Casie, Lauren, Chase, Melissa, Meagan, Mariyah and Kayla, Tyler and Paige, Brandon, Tatum, Joslyn, and Taylor; many great- grandchildren and extended family.

A rosary will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, with a funeral mass to follow at 10:30 a.m., at Saint Andrews Catholic Church, 412 Dexter St., Wray, 
Colo., gravesite ceremony; followed by a lunch at the 
church hall. A Celebration of Life for family and friends at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018, at Eaton Country Club 37661 County Road 39, Eaton, Colo. In lieu of flower arrangements, donations are requested to go to Michael Greenfield, 4 Cottonwood Ct., Windsor 80550 or CatholicCharities.org 

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