While Mary was the wife of a classmate instead of a classmate, I always looked forward to seeing her at our class reunions. From the first time we met, i felt we were friends. I grieved her diagnosis, and I now grieve her death.
Having lost parents ourselves, we know now that our parents live on in our hearts and memories. Not a day goes by that we do not realize what a gift God gave us in them. Your mother was a great gift to you and she will be there forever in you.
Dear Don& Family, So sorry to hear of your loss,I truly understand how you must feel because I lost Ken on the 22nd of June. I hope that the closeness of your family & friends will help the healing.
Dear Don & family;
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. I met Mary at our H.S. Alumni get-
together in 2012; I thought she was such a nice, likable person. I wish
I'd gotten to know her better. It was my loss.
Harlene & Merle, Council Bluffs, IA
Sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I always enjoyed closing your transactions with the title company. She was always pleasant, and happy.
My deepest condolences to Don and the family. Mary was such a caring, giving, generous and loving person. May God bless you all.
I loved Mary the first time I met her. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen getting ready for the Loveland Reunion. I will never forget her big smile and her appreciation for things beautiful. She introduced me to her looms and showed me how they work. They were her treasures. I especially liked the tiny one. She has left a large void in a lot of lives and will be missed dearly. Sally Crua
Don and family, Mary's life is such an inspiration. We were blessed to have her as a wonderful part of our family.
May you find comfort and peace in the coming days and months from Christ. Our prayers are with you. Roy & Christine Chrsitman
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
My condolences to the Aten family. They have lost a Beautiful Spirit. May God bless YOU with Love, Peace and Understanding.
Sweet Mary blessed my life as she allowed God's love to gently flow through her. She was a wonderful illustration of what it means to be an extension of His arms of love in this world, and I'm forever grateful they reached to me. I'll miss being greeted with her smile and outstretched arms . . . I know that's what she was welcomed with in heaven.
My deepest sympathy and prayers,
Thoughts & prayers to the Aten family She will be missed in Loveland
We always enjoyed visiting at the Ainsworth Alumni reunions and will miss her. We send you love, prayers, and sympathy and will see you in Lincoln.
We wish to extend to Don and your entire family our sincerest condolences. We have many great memories of visits with Mary and Dan. Those stories make us smile. Thank you Sweet Mary! Sincerely, Harriet & Dan Aten, West Des Moines, Iowa.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Our prayers are with the family
The Aten Clan has lost a very special relative. Mary was loved by all! We love her gentleness, friendliness, and her witness for our Lord Jesus Christ. We will be meeting up with you later! Love, the Fader's
My deepest condolences on your loss. Mary was an amazing person and truly modeled what it was to be a Godly woman to those around her. She will be greatly missed.
Aunt Mary, you will be missed.
I am a first cousin to Don. I remember in the 1960's when Don and Mary became serious about each other. Don brought Mary to my parent's home in Blair, NE for a family get together. It became apparent to all that they would eventually marry! Mary was a very sweet person. My condolences to Don and their family. Love, Janice
Don and Family,
I am saddened by the news of Mary's passing. She was a sweet lady through and through. My thoughts and prayers are with you all now and always.
Our Condolences to Don and the family. I am sure she will be greatly missed.
Dear Vicki and family, I am so sorry to read about your moms passing. Your mom was such a sweet woman, she lived gods love for us, there are not many people who do. How lucky you were to have her for a mother.
My deepest simpathy,
De Ann Young (Kittelson)
She was too young and yet led a full and productive life being wind beneath a lot of wings! She left a legacy and a high bar for quiet service and God-honoring love.