Celebrating the life of Mary Louise Nason
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Mary was born to Frank and Christine Robinson in Leadville, Colorado on March 25th, 1930. She earned her angel wings at the age of 91 on the Winter Solstice, December 21, 2021 in Walsenburg, Colorado. She was the 9th of 14 children.
She married Dan Nason in Raton, New Mexico on June 4th, 1949. They built their family home in La Veta, Colorado. She graduated from La Veta High School in 1950. She played the trumpet and was a long-time member of Easter Star. While in high school she worked at the town movie theater and The Cheese Factory.
Dan and Mary later moved to Kemmerer, Wyoming. While there she worked with adult special needs, teaching them life skills. She loved working with them. She then moved back to La Veta after Dans passing.
She was a tour guide for Ft. Fransico Museum for many years. Folks would wait in long lines for her to be their guide. She knew so much about the history of La Veta and Huerfano County. She later became an adopted grandparent for the kindergarten class at La Veta Elementary for 18 years. She was a grandparent to many students, this helped keep her young.
Grandma Jo was an avid fisherman and hunter. She was the best shot in the county. At the age of 80 she shot a 3-point buck. She enjoyed watching the sportsman channel and ESPN. She loved watching baseball and was the Denver Broncos biggest fan.
She is proceeded in death by both of her parents, Frank and Christine Robinson, her husband Dan Nason, her daughter Jeannette Johannessen and Son-in law, Ed Johannessen, son Danny Nason, Son-in-law, Mark Adams, granddaughter, Shannon Bruce. 4 brothers; Reginald Robinson, Farris Robinson, Clarence Robinson, Charles Robinson; 5 sisters, Beulah Robinson, Fern Robinson, unnamed sister, Velma Hasneck, Elaine Hall, Glenda Lay; Many sister and brother in-laws; Many nieces and nephews.
She is survived by her oldest son, Ralph (Kay) Nason of Huntington Beach, CA. daughter, Donna Adams of La Veta, Colorado, 7 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren. Sister Barbara Erwin of Washington; Marlene Moore of Denver; Brother John Robinson of Denver; Many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will take place 11:30am Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at the La Veta High School Gym, with a viewing from 9am-11am at the Moutain View Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the La Veta Cemetery. Lunch to follow at the La Veta Community Building.
Condolences and cards can be sent to PO Box 363 La Veta, CO. 81055
Arrangements have been entrusted to the loving care of the Johnson-Romero Family Funeral Home.
Online Condolences and Shared Memories can be made at johnsonromero.com
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707 South Main
La Veta, CO 81055
A Visitation will be held from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the Moutain View Baptist Church
300 E. Grand
La Veta Colrado, CO 81055