Mary Cesar, 85, passed away Jan. 26, 2011. Survived by her children, Charles J. (Sharon) Cesar, Jr. of Kremmling, Colo., Carol J. (Edward) Velasquez of Diamond Springs, Calif., John R. 'Bob' (Donna) Cesar of Pueblo, and Cathy S. (David) Quintana of Pueblo West; siblings, Robert A. (Carmella) Skalko, Rose L. (Gene) Marquez and Arthur Matlie, Jr.; sister-in-law, Mary Skalko; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; aunt, Irene Scott; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Charles Cesar in 1972; and son, Ronald M. Cesar. Mary was born to John and Blanche Skalko on Oct. 10, 1925, in Tabasco, Colo. She and Charles were married Sept. 27, 1947, in Trinidad, Colo. They moved to Pueblo in 1950. Mary was a member of St. Mary Church and SNPJ Lodge #66. Thank you to Belmont Lodge; her guardian angel, Yvonne; caregivers and close friends, Chris and Carlos. There will be no viewing. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial Mass, 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 11th and Grand Ave., with Msgr. Leonard Racki as celebrant. Interment, Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mary Church through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, CO 81003. Online condolences, MontgomerySteward.com

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  1. Some of my earliest memories in life include Mary, who is the mother of my childhood best friend Cathy.
    I am sorry to hear of her family’s loss. She was a wonderful person.

  2. Mary was and always will be very special to me. As long as I can remember she has been a part of my life. She was wonderful Mother, Grandmother and friend. She was one of those people you knew would always be there. She will truly be missed.

  3. With sincere sympathy.

    Growing up with the Cesar boys and girls, I considered them family. Mary was my second mom, cherished family friend and my mother’s special confidant. Mary will be greatly missed by many.

    May God Bless.

  4. My condolences to Mary’s family. I knew her for over 35 years and we shared many special times together. Unfortunately I cannot attend her services but want the family to know I am thinking of them and may Mary rest in peace.

  5. My condolences to Mary’s family. I knew her for over 35 years and we shared many special times together. Unfortunately I cannot attend her services but want the family to know I am thinking of them and may Mary rest in peace.

  6. I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mary but I work with Cathy and wanted her to know how truly sorry I am for her loss. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless You All!

  7. I worked with Mary years ago at the chiropractor clinic. She was a great lady and had a wicked sense of humor. I have thought of her often over the years. My thoughts are with her family.

  8. Mary was a very sweet lady. I first met her in the early 80’s.She always greeted me with a big smile & asked how I was. She was greatly missed when she had to retire. I was the egg lady! I want to extend my sympathy, as I know she will be greatly missed.

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