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Mary Louise Card Thurston

Mary Louise Card Thurston, 86, passed away May 23, 2006, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. She was born March 3, 1920, to Clarence and Ada (Scott) Card in Montrose. She and had lived in the Rifle area for more than 25 years. She was a devoted wife and mother, with a generous and loving spirit. She was willing to help and care for any living thing if she felt they needed her help. Birds and animals were her special friends.She is survived by sons Steven T. (Carole) Thurston, and Ronald K. (Susan) Thurston; grandchildren Brandon (Sahara) Thurston, S. Cody Thurston, Shyann Thurston, Amanda (Scott) Leisher and Samantha Dunn; and great-grandchild Kylan Joseph Thurston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Leroy Thurston, in 1999. She and Raymond were married for more than 50 years. Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 28, at the Battlement Mesa Cemetery in Parachute. Pastor Rich Stoakes of the First United Methodist-Presbyterian Church will officiate.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to one’s choice of any animal shelter. The family requests that anyone wishing to honor her with their attendance, please wear something colorful, as she loved bright colors.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


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