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Marcellyn Roden Radosevich

Marcellyn "Marcy" Roden Radosevich October 12, 1929 - February 10, 2013 Marcellyn "Marcy" Roden Radosevich, 83, died Sunday at Grand Junction's Hospice Care Center. She was a vibrant, cheerful and dignified woman who raised five children and lived in Minnesota, Montana, Colorado and Texas. Her husband John, who preceded her in 1999, worked a lifetime career with Shell Oil. Marcy, a charter resident of The Commons in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she resided since 2003, was a longtime member of the Residents Council, bowled a perfect 300 Wii game and socialized with her many friends and special caregivers. Marcy enjoyed the social interaction of parties, events plus playing bingo and bridge. Marcy never let the physical limitations of multiple sclerosis interfere with her joyful and buoyant embrace of life. Her outgoing and loving nature was a delight to all. She busied herself learning the computer to research and communicate with a wide variety of people via email. Many agree that Marcy forwarded the best internet jokes. Born in St. Paul, MN, to Paul and Mildred Roden, she spent her childhood in St. Paul, graduating from Central High School. All through school, she and her twin sister, Mitzi, were inseparable. She attended the University of Minnesota for two years before her adventurous spirit took her to Yellowstone National Park for a summer job. There she met and fell in love with John Radosevich, of Red Lodge, MT, and they were soon married February 18, 1950, at St. Luke's Catholic Church in St. Paul. After having her first child in Red Lodge, John and Marcy moved to Billings, MT, in 1952. They raised their five children as an active part of the Billings community. In 1965, Shell transferred John and the family to Arvada, CO, where their house was always full of their teenagers and boisterous friends. Another career move took Marcy, John and their youngest son to Houston, Texas, in 1973. After retirement and the loss of John, Marcy moved to The Commons in Grand Junction in 2003 to be near her grown children. She is survived by her two sisters, Mitzi Kennedy and Virginia Roden, of Minneapolis, MN; five children, Mike (Suzi) and John of Grand Junction; Mark (Gerri) of Conifer; Jan, of Breckenridge, and Matt (Pam) of Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; four granddaughters, Katy Andrews of Breckenridge; Michelle MacGregor of Minneapolis; Sarah Thomas of Honolulu, and Megan Williams of Redondo Beach, CA; and two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Colton Thomas of Honolulu. She was preceded in death by her brother, David Roden. The family would like to acknowledge and give special thanks for their wonderful care of Marcy to the staff of both St. Mary's Hospital and Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado. Marcy's family would like to extend an invitation to a celebration of her life to be held at 1:00 p.m. in the Garden Room at The Commons, 625 27 1/2 Road, in Grand Junction. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, 3090 N. 12th St., Grand Junction, CO, 81506, or Rocky Mountain MS Center, 8845 Wagner St., Westminster, CO, 80031.

Published in The Daily Sentinel on Feb. 14, 2013
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