Obituary: Molly Michelle McCabe Thulson
May 11, 1969 – November 29, 2020
Molly was born on May 11, 1969 in Greeley, CO. Although Molly also made Greeley home during college, she was the ultimate Glenwood Springs native. She was a homesteader on her Artaz and McCabe sides, and loved North Elk. She was, as one friend noted, “GSHS royalty”!
Sadly, Molly passed away in her “real” hometown of Glenwood Springs at the age of 51. She leaves behind an amazing legacy; a husband of 23 years, Troy Thulson, her hometown sweetheart, and two beautiful children, Christopher (Topher) and Katharine (Kate), who will carry her spirit forward in spite of this monumental loss.
She is survived by her father, Ed McCabe (Patty), brother, Dane McCabe, mother-in-law Carol Thulson, brother-in-law Todd Thulson (Julie) and a myriad of family and friends who are celebrating the beauty of her fierce loyalty and spotless sense of humor in spite of Covid. Ironically, they are leaning on cell phones and social media, two things Molly was consistently opposed to participating in, and something that she would certainly find to be funny.
There will be a small gathering to put her to rest in the Spring, and a celebration for the larger community will correspond with Strawberry Days.
In the meantime, we take comfort in having known such a complicated and special person. She baffled us, brought us together, and would have rescued any one of us if stranded in Timbuktu. She made us laugh and worry, and she surely broke the mold when she entered this world! Her loved ones remember her anger as a child when asked to play outside – playing was beneath Molly, as was spending too much time outdoors! She did have that lovely fair skin and something that made mosquitoes go wild! We will remember her from her ski team days, as the Queen of GSHS, along with being an absolutely terrifying driver, a brilliant, adventurous, opinionated and stunningly beautiful woman, a fierce friend, an intentional and exceptional mother, a treasured wife, an unbelievable cook, and a person who lived her life for relationships. Friends will miss texts about how much she loved our children and how proud of them she was. We will celebrate that she is in a place where gentle souls go when they are just too tired to go on. No one who cared that much for her husband, children, family and friends is ever truly gone, they become “angels following us through life”.
In lieu of flowers, there is a fund being taken up to help Kate and Topher along their way. Please donate to https://givebutter.com/OviNCR .
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