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Mary Martin Obituary – Boulder, CO (1923-2018)

Mary Jean Martin was 95 years old and born in Prairie View, Kansas to James Russell and Dolly Page. She graduated from Kansas State College in Ft. Hays, Kansas, with a bachelor’s degree. Mary Jean met her husband, James N. Martin, while she was there during World War II. The family moved to Boulder in 1953, where Jim got a job as a pharmacist. When their children all started school, Mary Jean went to CU to take courses to earn a Colorado teaching certificate. She taught kindergarten in the Boulder Valley Schools for twenty-two years. After her retirement, she operated a small daycare center in their home. She always enjoyed sewing. After her retirement, she supervised classes at CU. She also traveled extensively until health problems kept her home. Her husband Jim preceded her in death, but Mary Jean is survived by her brother James Russell Page Jr. of Crystal River, Florida, three daughters, Gloria Gay Martin of Denver, Nancy Jean Birkenheuer of Lakewood and Sarah Lee Place of Mt. Vernon, WA, three grandchildren, two great-grandsons and one great-granddaughter. A private graveside service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Boulder Senior Center.