Marjorie Mary Crowley

Funeral services for lifelong Cortez resident Marjorie Mary Crowley will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Lewis Arriola Community Center. Interment will follow at 3 p.m. at Eastland Cemetery.

Visitation is scheduled for March 28, 6-8 p.m. at Ertel Memorial Chapel.

Marjorie was born Oct. 8, 1915, in rural Cortez the daughter of Charles Wesley and Nancy (Stevenson) Wilson. She passed away at her home on March 25, 2014, at the age of 98.

On Oct. 28, 1934, in Cortez, Marjorie married John William Crowley. They shared 77 years of marriage. Marjorie loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was a fun-loving person who was available for cards or Yahtzee. She had a home at Lake Powell and enjoyed boating, swimming, waterskiing, and fishing. She loved to read.

Marjorie kept a beautiful yard, big garden and orchard. She was an accomplished canner and wonderful cook who liked to spoil her family by making their favorite foods. She and her husband, J.W., enjoyed many wonderful years of retirement, traveling and visiting with friends and family.

Surviving Marjorie are her daughter, Joan Mahaffey and husband, Gary of Cortez; sons, Dewayne “Buzz” of Cortez, Leo Crowley and wife, Connie of Flagstaff, Ariz., Phillip Crowley of Cortez, Don Crowley and wife, Sarah of Cortez, and Lisle Crowley and wife, Brenda of St. George, Utah; sister, Faye Bertrande, of Cortez; and 22 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, and nine great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John William Crowley; parents, Charles and Nancy Wilson; grandson, Kevin Crowley; two great granddaughters, Clarin Knuckles and Jill Knuckles; and 10 brothers and sisters.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Montezuma, P.O. Box 740, Cortez, Colo. 81321.

Services are under the direction of Ertel Funeral Home. For information, click on the obituary section at