Mary Eloise Mitchell passed away on January 1, 2013 in Colorado Springs at the age of 79. She was born September 1, 1933 in Newbern, VA to Paris and Nannie Kate (Williams) Collins. She married the love of her life Benjamin R. on May 1, 1955. Mary was a long time Security resident and worked for 17 yrs. for Walter Drake and Sons in Colorado Springs. She was very active in her community, volunteering her time and her hospitality to many groups and organizations throughout Colorado Springs. Mary was always trying to drive her clubs and groups to be the best they can be and always doing it with no hesitation and always a smile. She was a member of VFW Auxiliary #3917; T.R.E.A. Auxiliary; Beta Sigma Phi Sorority; Sertoma (Kit Carson); Fountain Valley Lions and a longtime member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Security. Mary has always been very active and excited to be a part of her grandchildren's lives. She is survived by her sons Terry Wayne, Paul (Deborah), Randy (Irina), also by her four grandchildren, Benjamin, Sarah, Oksana, and Stas. She was preceded in death by her parents Paris and Nannie Kate Collins and her husband Benjamin, and two brothers James and Jr. Memorial Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Saturday January 5th at Good Shepherd United Mehtodist Church 1201 Leta Dr. Security, CO 80911. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to either T.R.E.A Scholorship Fund or the Fountain Valley Senior Center.
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Published in The Gazette from Jan. 3 to Jan. 5, 2013