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Marlene Donnelly Obituary

Marlene Lillian Donnelly, 77 , of Boulder, passed away on December 24, 2013, due to acute renal failure.

A memorial open house will be held from 2:00 to 5:00 on Sunday, December 29, in the clubhouse at 1775 Yaupon Avenue in north Boulder .

Marlene was born in Poughkeepsie, New York , on January 25, 1936 . She graduated from Saugerties High School in 1954.

Marlene married to Charles Donnelly in 1956. Together, they had three children: Colleen Donnelly, Lakewood; Marsi Buckmelter, Denver; and Tom Donnelly, Oregon. Although they divorced in 1987, Marlene and Charles remained close friends, along with Charles's second wife Camilla Donnelly, till her death.

Marlene was an insurance agent for Farmers Insurance Group for 28 years.

Marlene is survived by her children; her grandchildren Katriana Donnelly, Sam Buckmelter, Marly Gross, Elijah Gross, and Milo Gross; her brother, Martin Launer of Rochester, New York; and her son-in-law, Stephen Buckmelter.

Marlene is preceded in death by her father, Aaron Yarvin of Alabama, and her mother, Marian Ekardt of New York.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Susan G. Komen Metropolitan Denver, at

Published in The Boulder Daily Camera on Dec. 27, 2013
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