Mary Eleanore Dunn, 97, a cherished wife, mother, sister and aunt, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home on Saturday, July 13, 2019, after a brief illness. Survived by sons, Mike of Albuquerque and Jeff of Pueblo; and special nephew and niece, Lance Lalich of Santa Fe and D'Layne Easton of Parker. Preceded in death by husband, James; parents, Mike and Sophie Knezevich; and siblings, Ann, Amelia, Sally and Dan. Mary was born on Nov. 22, 1921, in Pueblo and enjoyed growing up with her siblings and going with them to the Steel Works 'Y' near their home. She graduated from Central High School with the class of 1938. Mary met her husband 'Jimmy' on a blind date Dec. 24, 1941. Soon after, he enlisted in the Marine Corps to fight in WWII. She was so proud when he was awarded the Navy Cross for heroism on Guadalcanal during the war. Upon his return, they were married Dec. 24, 1945. Mary loved her jobs at the telephone company and as the school secretary at Morton and Jefferson Schools. She was known for being a classy and stylish lady. Mary and her husband enjoyed their summer home at San Isabel and entertaining their many friends there. After retirement, she enjoyed arts and crafts. She used her talent and creativity to create beautiful hand painted ceramics. Later on, she loved making her special Christmas trees. Most of all, she loved sharing the things she made with others. She was a member of the greatest generation and personified the values of courage, responsibility and caring for family above all else. Her kindness, generosity and devotion knew no limits. Special thanks to Daniel Martinez, Dr. McCaffrey and the staff at Frontier Hospice including Dr. Coffey, Janet, Darlene, Carrie, Annie, Carla, Andrea and Elouise. Mary had a special bond with her CNA, Melanie Marvin. She gave some of the last of her beautiful smiles when Melanie so lovingly cared for her in her final days. At her request, no services. Private interment. Memorial donations may be made to Frontier Hospice, 4718 N. Elizabeth, Pueblo, CO 81008. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. Jeff, What a beautiful obituary. Surely, Mary Eleanore Dunn will be missed by you and your family. You are a wonderful son so I am sure an extension of a wonderful person and mother. I hope each day from here on out will give you peace and smiles with each memory of your mother. Prayers to you. Your friend,

  2. Dear Jeff and family,
    We were so sorry to learn of your wonderful Mom’s passing. She was lucky to have such a devoted son. I enjoy the beautiful painted ceramic tray she made and have a few other Christmas decorations that she so generously made. Our sincere sympathy for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Sincerely, Anne and Ed Henne

  3. Dear Jeff and Family
    I am very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. But what a beautiful life at a young 97. She stopped by my house once, with sister or someone and wanted to buy our wood stack in back yard. I remember her as a beautiful, classy and very warm women and mother. I send you warm healing thoughts for the months to come. Just remember your Mom is in a good place and you shall never lose that LOVE! Best to you Jeff and God Bless! Karen Caldwell

  4. Dear Jeff and Mike

    I loved your mom so dearly. She treated me so well and like family when dad and D’Anne married. I was a student at Morton when she was the secretary and I did get special treatment from my Auntie Mary. 🙂
    We kept up thru the years and I would visit on my random trips to Colorado. We went to a cute little restaurant in downtown Pueblo. I can’t remember the name but it was a special place for her and Sally.

    I am very sorry for your loss. She will be missed greatly!

    Love and prayers to you all.

  5. Dear Jeff, My heartfelt condolences goes out to you at this time. You were such a great son, no one could ask for a better one. Thoughts and healing energy are sent your way. May Peace, Love, and Light surround you always.
    Love, Cheryl

  6. Jeff,Mike and Family,

    My deepest condolences for the loss of your sweet mother. I so remember her years at Morton as our secretary. She was a wonderful lady and friend to me. Please know she will always be in my thoughts. Prayers going your way.

    Sincerely,
    Barbara Eslinger

  7. Jeff, Mike and family:

    Deepest condolences for the loss of your dear mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Although I only met her a few times, I was blessed to receive a ceramic mirror with her lovely artwork.
    Sincerely,

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