January 16, 1928 ~ May 17, 2019
Born in: Weston, West Virginia,
Resided in: Pueblo, Colorado
MaryLee McCain, 91, native of Weston, WV and longtime resident of Pueblo, CO completed her journey to meet her Heavenly Father at 2:30 pm on Friday, May 17, 2019. MaryLee was preceded in death by her parents and all of her siblings: Olive Kelley, sister; Margie Kelley, sister; Glen Kelley, brother; Dorsey Kelley, brother; Jean Kelley, sister, and Marie Kelley (a sister that died as baby prior to her birth). MaryLee was born on January 16, 1928 to Charles A. Kelley and Suzanna Arnett and was the baby of the family. She was born premature weighing in at a 1.5 lbs. She was cared for by her sisters and despite the many statements from the doctor that she would not survive, she lived to be 91 years of age, surpassing all that could have been thought for such a tiny little life. She grew up in Weston, WV which she claimed as her beloved home until the day she passed. She fought to hang on to her life from beginning to end. She went through many struggles in life to include floods, a disease that paralyzed her for two years on one side of her body, and struggles with eyesight and anxiety. Despite this, she graduated from high school and worked from home ironing and doing laundry for others while she cared for her ill mother. After her mother passed away she came out to Colorado to visit an aunt and this is where she met Edgar C. McCain, her beloved husband of 60 years. She had not intended on falling in love, however, she did accept his marriage proposal after about 2 months of courting. The couple was married in Weston, WV on March 7, 1959 and they returned to Pueblo, CO where she lived out the rest of her life. MaryLee was a devoted wife and mother of four children: Thomas Edgar, David Evans, Janet Lee, and Melody Ann. She was a stay at home mom that cared for her family. She was devoted to Christ and she and Edgar ensured all children were raised in a Christian home. She was an amazing cook as she was taught by her mother and sisters. MaryLee was a very healthy woman overall, with a strong constitution. She did experience some loss of eyesight due to Macular Degeneration. She is remembered by her children as being very strong, a fighter, and able to just keep on going and going, like the energizer bunny. MaryLee is survived by her husband, Edgar C. McCain (86), her eldest son and wife, Thomas E. and Beth McCain, 2nd son and wife, David E. and Shianglih McCain, 3rd child and husband, Janet Lee and Bart Dodson and 4th child and husband, Melody Ann and Ray McGaha. She is also survived by six grandchildren: Kaitlin Mattson, Aaron McCain, Sam McCain, Jerad McGaha, Chayton Ruijsenaars, and Kyle McCain. She is also survived by two beloved nieces, Carolyn and Emily. MaryLee will be laid to rest with services held at Montgomery & Steward Funeral Home at 1317 North Main, Pueblo, CO 81003 on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Services will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be followed by a reception. The burial will be private. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com
I hadn’t seen her in years. She helped me
out with my ironing for many years. She was always so
So sweet and nice. I had lost touch with her I
Always would think of her when i drove down Hollywood
Sending love hugs and prayers to her
Family and friends. God Bless.
We will miss the beautiful face of Ms. Mary-Lee at church and the Hen-House, but we know by faith that she is at rest in the presence of the Lord. Our prayers are with the entire family for strength and comfort.
Aunt Mary Lee was a very special aunt. Every time she came home to Weston, WV she made an effort to she her family in Wooster, OH. Once her brothers and sisters went to be with the Lord she continued to visit me and my children in Wooster. That meant more to me than I can ever put into words. My uncle Ed told me he promised to bring her home anytime she wanted to come and he fulfilled his promise with the last time coming to my brother George’s funeral a few years ago. She was a high sprinted, loving Aunt with many memories and stories that I will never forget. She will surely be missed. I dearly love Aunt Mary Lee, Uncle Ed and her children with my whole heart. I hope to get to Colorado as soon as I can. I am saddened that I was not able to make her reception and burial. Good by sweet Aunt and fly high with the angels. God say that you lived a good complete life.
We will miss our dear little lady at church and UMW. Our prayers are with you all. God Bless.