Mary Eleanor Chapman Adams, 93, of Pueblo, passed away peacefully July 5, 2013. She is survived by children, Bill, Charlotte, Eleanor and Jane Adams; grandchildren, Greg (Leanne) Whitman, Mark (Michelle Potts) Whitman, Beth (Tim) Williams, Will Adams and Heather Clark; great-grandchildren, Dylan and Haley Whitman, Tucker Williams, Reyna Whitman-Potts and Arlo Potts-Whitman. In addition, she is survived by numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William H. Adams; parents, James F. and Bess Chapman; brother, Charles Chapman; sisters, Gertrude Chapman and Harriet Dozier; daughter-in-law, Karen Adams; son-in-law, Sandy Clark; great-grandson, Yeti Potts-Whitman; and dear niece, Diane Beck. Mary was born in Pueblo, Colo., to James Findlay Chapman and Bessie May Barkley Chapman on March 14, 1920. Mary was a loving wife, mother and friend. She enjoyed spending time at her summer home in Rye and took great pride in her bountiful vegetable garden. Her patio was always adorned with beautiful flowers. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, Bill, and their many friends. As depicted in her artwork, she was a lover of all things in nature, and always enjoyed being included in mountain adventures and mushroom forays. Mary was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta, Service League, Wednesday Morning Club, Pueblo Humane Society, Dow Janes Investment Club and bridge club. Recently she was honored as a 70 year member of P.E.O., Chapter AU. She was a life-time member of St. Paul United Methodist Church, continuing on to Wesley and First United Methodist Church. Mary will be dearly missed by all who knew her, including loving friends and caregivers, Val Casados and Eddie Longoria, and her kitties, Charlie and Tiger. A special thanks to the staff and caregivers at Life Care Center. Cremation, Montgomery & Steward Crematorium. Memorial service, 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 12, 2013, First United Methodist Church, 310 W. 11th St., Pueblo, CO. In lieu of flowers or food, the family requests that contributions be made in Mary's name to Pueblo Zoo, The Humane Society of Pueblo or a charity of their choice.

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  1. Hey Beth! Nice talking with you yesterday. I found the message you left when Mom passed…I just never looked. Sorry I missed it.

  2. While my message has been delayed a while, please know that Mary Eleanor will long be remembered by me with smiles and loving thoughts. We were “sisters” for many years and I always valued her wisdom, wit and dignity. She was, to put it briefly, a “classy lady” and I will miss her.

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