February 11, 1929 ~ May 10, 2016
Marilyn Jean Traylor, who lived in Pueblo for 50 years, passed suddenly on Tuesday, May 10, two days after celebrating Mother's Day with beloved family members. Born February 11, 1929 to Edwin and Sarah Wagner, she grew up on a farm near Paoli, Colorado, graduated from Haxtun High and studied art at college in Greeley. She married Tom Traylor in 1949 (d. 1998) and moved to Nebraska. An accomplished seamstress, she delighted in sharing the product of her hands, giving freely of her beautiful needlework and crochet pieces. She was a true good friend, selflessly assisting those in need. She got joy in life by giving to others, exemplifying the phrase, 'God is love.' Though not spared life's challenges, she met every trial with fortitude and grace. Her greatest pleasure was motherhood, and she was an extraordinary mother. She relished every accomplishment of her loved ones, and leaves countless joyful memories of fun times with her four children, Janet Traylor (Bill Dunphy), Judy Antonioni (Byron), Jerry Traylor and Debra Traylor; grandchildren, Karla Antonioni Thielbar (Matt), Ryan Antonioni (Samantha Dear) and Sarah Traylor; and great-grandchildren Landon, Logan, Thomas and Cooper. She also counted as her own, Bill's children, Kelly, Brigid and Colin, and their children, Cecilia, Maggie, Jake and Rowan. She was predeceased by her parents and her sisters, Doris Elder and Shirley Wagner. Her nephews, the five 'Elder boys,' also had a special place in her heart. Marilyn cherished friends from her years with Minnequa Bank and from Tom's career with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. She was a faithful member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and served on the care team. Services Friday, May 13, 10:00 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 85 Stanford Ave. Remembrances c/o Wesley Music Fund, 85 Stanford Ave., Pueblo, CO 81005.