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Mary Dickson - June 20, 2010

Mary Ellen Dickson, 79, of Loveland, was born Sept. 15, 1930 in Amherst to Fritz and Anna (Brunken) Nierman. She died June 20, 2010 at Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

A memorial service was scheduled for Wednesday, June 23 at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church in Loveland with Rev. Judi Taylor officiating. A private graveside service was scheduled at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver.

Mary married James “Jim” J. Dickson on June 18, 1950 in Holyoke.

Mary moved back from Lebanon, Ill. in 1967. She was an office manager for 37 years at CSU in Housing and Dining Service. She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Loveland. Mary enjoyed reading, crocheting and playing Pinochle. She especially loved spending time with family and watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow.

Preceding Mary in death were her infant son, James Theodore; parents; brother, Alvin Nierman; husband; and great-grandson, Wyatt Cade Dillon.

Survivors include her daughters, Lynda Dickson of Loveland and Jean West and husband Chuck of Fort Collins; son, Jay Dickson and wife Sue of Loveland; sister, Pat Snyder and husband Phil of Loveland; brother, Rick Nierman and wife Kathy of Denver; grandchildren, Daniel West and wife Sharlene, Matthew West and Lesa Thompson, Julie Swanson and husband Erik, Melissa Dillon and husband Brian, and Michael Dickson and Leah Johnson; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Kelsey, Alyssa, Toren, Halle and Carter; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Methodist Church Memorial Fund in care of Bohlender Funeral Chapel, 121 W. Olive St., Fort Collins, CO 80524. Friends may send condolences to the family at