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Mary Kathryn Strate

Mary Kathryn Strate of Estes Park CO was born May 19, 1950 in Lima Ohio. She graduated from Claremont High School CA in 1968 and was a 24 year educational professional in both CO and CA, most recently at Estes Park High School and Eagle Rock School in Estes Park.

Mary loved the Rockies where she enjoyed wildlife and hiking. She was active in all facets of the communities in which she lived in including working with disabled children in Ouray, CO and with battered women in Estes Park, CO. She performed in the musical “Broadway to Branson” and was a member of the Catholic Church Choir in Ouray CO.

Mary died unexpectedly on November 26, 2012. She is survived by her parents Jim and Jean Snook of Broomfield CO, brother Steve Snook of Elsworth WI and sister Suzzane Dinkfeld of Quarts Hill CA. She was preceeded in death by sister Margie Armstrong of Long Beach CA, and beloved mother of Christian Snook of Malden MA, Dylan Stafford and his children Savannah and Dylan II of Sacramento CA.

A Rosary Service will be held on Friday, November 30th at 7:30 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Anglican Church, 3480 St. Francis Way, Little Valley, Estes Park.

Mass will be held on Saturday, December 1st at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Mountains Catholic Church, 920 Big Thompson Avenue, (US Hwy. 34) Estes Park.

Donations in Mary’s name may be made to Victim Advocates in Estes Park, and the Eagle Rock School graduation fund.


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