October 7, 2003 ~ September 13, 2003

Born in: Murphysboro, Illinois,
Resided in: Pueblo, CO

Mae Louise Sauer Webb died September 13, 2003, at Pueblo, Colorado. Born October 7, 1906, at Murphysboro, Illinois. Beloved wife of Thurlow D. Webb. Daughter of the late Albert N. Sauer and the late Mary R. Thorp Sauer. Widow of Livingston B.'Bud' Yourtee; mother of the late Livingston W. Yourtee and the late Ruth Yourtee Cole; sister of the late William J. Sauer. She is survived by her husband; nephew, Harold K. Webb of Security; son-in-law, William W. Cole of Yukon, Oklahoma; eight grand-children: Jean Yourtee Clark, Rising Sun, Maryland; Nancy Yourtee Brewster, Baltimore; Patricia Yourtee Dyer, Taylor, Arkansas; Janet Cole Waggoner, Fort Collins; William D. Cole, Kapolei, Hawaii; Robert L. Cole, Manchester, Michigan; John E. Cole, Glen Ellyn, Illinois and James A. Cole, Rogers, Arkansas; thirteen great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Mae and Bud were married in June 1926 at Chester, Illinois. As a young woman, Mae worked as the bookkeeper for the family business, the Yourtee-Roberts Sand Co. After Bud's death in 1948, Mae and her son ran the business until 1950. Mae married Thurlow Webb in August 1950. Mae and Thurlow were both politically active. Mae served the Republican party in a variety of leadership positions at the state and county level. Her work in local politics fueled her interest in public education. In 1962, she graduated from McKendree College and began her career as an elementary school teacher. She taught school at Scott Air Force Base, and in the public schools of Okawville and Red Bud, Illinois. Mae and Thurlow moved to Security in 1977, where they were members of the Mountain View Presbyterian Church. Mae was a life member of the Daughters of the Nile, Ruhamah Temple No. 71. Mae and Thurlow moved to Pueblo in 1991. As per her request, cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. A memorial service will be held 9 a.m. Tuesday, October 7, 2003, which is Mae's 97th birthday, at the Montgomery & Steward Chapel with Rev. Dr. Brad Munroe officiating.

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  1. Please accept my sympathy on the passing of Mae.
    Thurlow, you were my music teacher at Ellis Grove just a few years ago. I have some good memories of being in your classes.
    We lived in Lake City, CO for 5 years. We moved back to AR in 2002 to be closer to our daughter and her family in Little Rock.
    Sincerely…

  2. PoPo and Family,
    All my thoughts and prayers are with you. I regret not being able to be with you at this time of need.
    I am so thankful for my cousin Janet and my sister Jeannie who have always managed to be there for Gram & PoPo. You two have given me a lot of comfort knowing you are there when I couldn’t be.
    Every time I smell fresh peaches it reminds me of Gram. I was very little when I used to visit Gram & PoPo living in the Mullens guest house that was surrounded by a peach orchard. Growing up I remembered the wonderful smell in Grandmothers garage. It was during a conversation with Gram that I was finally able to identify that wonderful smell.
    I have fond memories of her smile, gentle hands, the impact of her music on me and her great granddaughter Brandi, and how she made me feel special for the abilities I had. Hot apple strudel, the view of Pikes Peak, the terrifying car rides along the cliffs of Phantom Canyon, Will Rogers Shrine, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge, Cripple Creek……on and on and on. She had exposed me to and made me appreciate so much in life. I will miss her terribly and will love and cherish her memory always.

    I love you PoPo.

    Your loving Granddaughter,
    Nancy Yourtee Brewster

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