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Marian Chapin Dever


1927 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Marian Chapin Dever Obituary
Born in Boulder, Colorado, August 17, 1927, Marian Chapin Harrison Dever attended high school at Mt. St. Gertrude Academy, a private Catholic boarding school for girls. She loved the sisters. She was very active in the school. She spent time at Meeker Park in the summers where her aunt and uncle owned a cabin. There she met and married Keith Dever whose family owned and operated Meeker Park Lodge. They were married on September 7, 1946. On March 14, 1947 after Keith was discharged from the army, she and Keith lived in Loveland, Colorado where they built Rocky Mountain Pine Furniture Shop. She worked right along with Keith, sewing upholstery for the furniture he and his staff built and sold. They had four children, Dan, Patricia, Laura and Bonnie. She was very devoted to her family. She was always there for her children, taking them to and from their extra-curricular activities. She was like a taxi service for her children's friends many times too. She participated in PTA, was Boy Scout leader for 3 years, and sang in the First Methodist Church choir. She was an avid bowler, bowling several 200+ games. She and Keith moved to Meeker Park in 1969 after having sold their furniture business. She spent 41 years working with Keith and the entire family. While at Meeker Park she was active with Hilltop Guild, Allenspark Area Club, a member of Mountain Pine Beetle project and a member of the Red Hat Society. She and Keith were very seldom apart. He hunted, skied and traveled with him. She was a true companion. She is survived by her son, Dan and his wife Martha Taylor Dever, her daughter Patricia Dever Cavaleri and her husband Nick, her daughter Laura and her daughter Bonnie. She has 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. She passed quietly at her home in Alta Vita Longmont, Friday May 5, 2017.
Published in Estes Park Trail-Gazette on May 12, 2017
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