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Marian Virginia Petry

Marian Virginia Petry, 92, passed away Monday, April 3, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She had been living at the Palisade Living Care Center. Previously, she had been a resident of the Mesa Vista Assisted Living Center in Parachute.Marian was born April 4, 1913, in New Brunswick, N.J., to Fredrick Reinhart and Catherine Korn.She married John Grott in New Brunswick in 1926. John passed away in 1947.In 1960, she married LeRoy Petry. He passed away in 1970.Marian had three children: John, Fredrick and Judith Grott, and lived in New Jersey where she worked as the secretary for the Headquarters for Boy Scouts of America. Marian moved to Colorado from Middletown, N.J., in 1991. She moved to Battlement Mesa, where she lived in her own home and had a beautiful yard and flowers, and also had many plants in her home. She loved her pet cats, and took one of them with her to the assisted living housing. Her home was full of pictures of cats, from stuffed to ceramic. Marian was a fun-loving person, who loved her family and friends. Marian is survived by son John (Donna), of Ledyard, Conn.; daughter Judith Daringer, of Parachute; daughter-in-law Carmen R. Grott, of Milltown, N.J.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous friends, nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by son Fredrick Grott.No services are scheduled at this time; the family will have a memorial at a later date.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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