Marilyn Jean Traylor

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February 11, 1929 ~ May 10, 2016

Resided in: Pueblo, CO

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.

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  1. To Marilyn’s amazing family members…I have wanted to send sympathy cards to each of you but do not have addresses, so I hope you will receive this note of sincere sympathy and many hugs from myself and all the Mitchell’s. We will miss this lovely lady…but oh how happy she must be, being with her Lord Jesus and her loved ones in Heaven. May our Lord be with each one of her family members!

  2. I worked with Marilyn at Minnequa Bank in 1979-80. She was such a wonderful person. She always talked about her wonderful family and was always so positive. It was such a pleasure to know her. I was happy to get to know Jerry later on!! Condolences to the family and may God Bless!!!!

  3. To the Family and friends of Marilyn,
    Marilyn was a dear friend of my mother Madge Becher and my aunt (Iris Lara). Just about a year ago I sat next to her at my aunts funeral. She was a wonderful lady and we all loved her dearly. She will be missed. Prayers to all of her family.

    Kent Becher
    Fort Worth, Tx

  4. I am so sorry for your sudden loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take extra good care of yourselves. I believe that when you cry, Marilyn is sending you love from the other side. You will cry and cry until you are filled with love. And then you will smile

  5. Judy, Byron and family we are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. I am so very sorry for your loss to the Traylor and Antonioni families and all family members. It was my pleasure to meet Marilyn this past year when I visited my friend Jerry Traylor and she was a wonderful person; I know you will always miss her and my heart does go out to all of you. Sincerely-Carolyn Alyea DeLaTorre

  7. Sending our love and sympathy to the entire Traylor family. We always enjoyed our visits with your mother – she was a joyful woman! She had a wonderful outlook on the world and always seemed to see the “good” around her! What a treasure….she will be missed but remembered well.
    Kim and Bill Seney

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