Mary Ellen (Basset) Maddox-Gauthier
1935 - 2021
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Mary Ellen (Basset) Maddox-Gauthier, 85, of Parker Colorado passed away from a sudden illness on Jan 16, 2021. She was born May 21, 1935 in Oakland, California. She lived most of her life in Illinois.
Mary attended Reed-Custer High School in Coal City, IL. She raised three children in Naperville, IL and served as the Administrator of the Americana Nursing home there for several years.
In 1956, she married Ralph J. Graffis in Joliet, IL. She is survived by their children; Kevin Graffis (Christine), Susan Lankenau (Paul)and Ellen Willing (Rodger).
Following Mr. Graffis' death in 1989, she met Frank Maddox and they were married in 1991 (?). Together, they enjoyed their retirement years in Parker, Co.
She enjoyed travel and playing bridge . She was an avid golfer.
Following Mr. Maddox death in 2007, she met Denis Gauthier and they were married in 2008.
Mary is survived by Mr. Gauthier, her sister, Alberta Cherry, 3 children, 5 grandchildren and 4 Great-grandchildren. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

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Published in Colorado Community Media on Jan. 29, 2021.
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February 1, 2021
She brought happiness to all she met. A very kind and gentle soul. It was an honor to know her.
David Gauthier
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