Marie Hunt left this world on October 6, 2021, to be reunited with Roger, the love of her life. Marie was a special woman who never met a stranger and had the ability to talk to anyone.
Marie was born May 17, 1926 in Greybull, Wyoming to Harley and Charlotte Wilkinson. Harley was a steam fitter, so the family moved throughout Wyoming following large construction jobs. Therefore Marie attended many schools growing up. It was during this time that many of her life passions developed. One was reading, an enjoyment she continued all through life loving history, mystery, and romance novels. Another was politics which developed in her school years and continued as an adult from PTA to being an election judge. She graduated from High School early and attended the University of Idaho. During a break from college she traveled to Los Alamos, New Mexico to see her family, where her father was working for the War Department. It was here that Roger swept her off her feet, at an on base dance. Roger was in the Army Corps of Engineers working on the Atom Bombs and Marie got a job working with the University of California in the blue print labs. They attended many more dances, fell in love and were married in Santa Fe, New Mexico on June 22, 1945.
They were blessed with 4 children, Doug (Dolores), Jene' (Fred) Klatt, Darryl (Teresa), and Randy (Robin). One of the greatest joys of their life together was raising their children and helping raise their grandchildren.
They were preceded in death by their parents, a grand daughter Kim Klatt Titus, a daughter in law Barbara Mills Hunt, wife of Darryl and Roger's brother Richard. They are survived by Marie's sister Barbara Runnalls, their 4 children, 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, numerous Hunt nephews and a niece and their families and numerous Runnalls nephews and their families.
Marie and Roger were very proud of their children and thank them for being so good to them in their old age. Their wish for them is to be as lucky in their lives as they had been.
A private celebration of life will be held at a later time. Marie and Roger will rest in Durango, Colorado's Greenmount Cemetery, near the Hunt and Klatt families. The family wishes to thank everyone who has been a part of this marvelous woman's life, along with her husband, in their life long love affair, now we are sure they are dancing again.