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Marie Blakesley - September 16, 2013

Edith “Marie” Blakesley was born July 6, 1922, to Virgil and Mary Elizabeth (Bain) Cocanougher in Ralls, Texas. She died Sept. 16, 2013, at the age of 91, at Regent Park Nursing Home in Holyoke.

Marie married Robert “Bob” Blakesley on July 28, 1960 in Memphis, Texas. Bob and Marie were blessed with 48 years together before his death in November of 2008.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Mary Cocanougher; husband, Bob; sisters, Lucille, Millie and Lora Ellen “Toots;” and brother, Truman.

Marie is survived by her brother, Bill Cocanougher and wife Letta Dale of Pottsville, Ark.; sister, Dorothy Faye Hill and husband Jim of Albuquerque, N.M.; in-laws, Ruby Roll, Marjorie Roberts and Clarence Blakesley and wife Vada, all of Holyoke; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

There was a graveside service Sept. 19 at the Holyoke Cemetery with Pastor Gordon Penfold officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to First Baptist Church, 1000 E. Johnson St., Holyoke, CO 80734.

Baucke Funeral Home of Holyoke directed the service.