Mary Ellen (Mears) Marcoff (1932 - 2012)

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Mary Ellen (Mears) Marcoff, 80, of Bozeman, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012. She was born near Ryegate, Mont. on May 18, 1932 to Sam and Nancy (Raney) Mears.

Her family moved to Great Falls where she graduated from high school and met Paul Marcoff. Paul and Mary were married in Lewistown, Mont. on March 17, 1950 and were by each other's side until Paul's' passing in 1996. In 2001 she moved to Bozeman to be near her son and daughter-in-law. She resided at Highgate Senior Living in Bozeman until her passing. In her waning years Mary suffers Alzheimer's disease and her loss of memory was a frustration to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul; grandson, Nick Hall; siblings, Virginia Threet, Joe Mears, Clarence Mears and Dolly.

Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Clarinda Marcoff of Belgrade, Mont.; daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Richard Hall of Placerville, Calif.; four grandchildren, Ketti Jo (Matt Connors) Marcoff of Belgrade, Mont., Joshua E. Marcoff, of Billings, Mont., Mike and Nathan Hall of Placerville, Calif.; three great-grandchildren; siblings, John (Helen) Mears, Martha Griesmer and Margaret Arms all of Great Falls, and Teresa.

Funeral service, 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at Hope Lutheran Church in Bozeman (visitation prior to the funeral at the church from 10 to 11 a.m.). Graveside services to be held at 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Columbia Falls, Mont.

Many thanks to the staff at Highgate Senior Living, who loved and cared for Mary over the years, and a thank you to Hospice of Southwest Montana who cared for Mary at the end.

Memorials may be made in her name to Hospice c/o of the Bozeman Deaconess Foundation, 931 Highland Blvd, Suite 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.dahlcares.com.
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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Jan. 1, 2013
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