Estes Park resident Mary Brinkmann died in Loveland on Sunday October 28, 2012. She was 89 years old.
Mary Louise Brinkmann was born March 14, 1923 in Port Arthur, TX. Her parents were George C. and Kathryn (Hickel) Brinkmann. Mary received 2 Master degrees: one in Curriculum & Supervision from Northern Illinois University and one in American Studies from Yale University. She taught English at Glenbard High School in Glenellyn, IL for 34 years. In 1991 she moved to Estes Park, CO where she worked at MacDonald Book Store, Rocky Mountain National and Insurance Associates and Western Brands.
She attended Presbyterian Community Church of the Rockies. Mary is survived by her brother George C. Brinkmann, Jr of Denver, CO and sister Myrtle Edwards of Epharta, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents and her life-long friend Helen Wendling on September 4, 2012. A graveside service will be held Saturday November 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Estes Valley Memorial Gardens.