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Mary Catherine (Durfee) Lyon

Died: Wed., Dec. 30, 2015


No services to be held


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STEVENSVILLE – Mary was born Nov. 30, 1943, in Denver to James and Bernadine Durfee. She died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula from pancreatic cancer. She spent her early years in Denver. She married Allen Stevens in 1964. They had a son, Mark Allen, and were later divorced. In 1972 she married Bill Lyon in Missoula. Working for the government, they moved several times. Mary worked her way up from clerk/typist to a computer programmer/system manager. She was a seamstress, pianist, knitter and the best wife and mother one ever had. She loved music and sang in the Sweet Adelines for several years. She also sang with the United Methodist choir. She loved figures and was treasurer for several organizations. She. had numerous health issues over the years and never complained once. When asked how she felt, the answer was always the same: "I'm fine." She was preceded in death by her parents and a stepdaughter, Kathy. She is survived by her husband Bill, son Mark, brother Robert and stepchildren Kristine, Karla (Jim) and Eric (Val); a sister in-law, Shirley; and several nieces and nephews. No funeral service is planned. A memorial service will be held in the spring. Rest in peace, dear, sweet, wonderful woman. You will always be loved beyond belief.

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Pete E.
   Posted Thu January 07, 2016
Hi Bill,

So sorry to see you lost your beloved wife, Mary. Our prayers and condelences are with you and your family.

And do not forget all the friends you have over at Jan C. Still's place.

Pete E.

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