Mamie J. Rasmussen

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Lifelong Durango resident Mamie Rasmussen died Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Mancos. She was 83.

Ms. Rasmussen was born to Mary Thompson in Cortez.

She worked at C.O.D. Laundry for 15 years, then worked at Mercy Hospital for 28 years before retiring in June 1994.

After retiring, she enjoyed helping at Manna Soup Kitchen and walking around town to see her many friends, family members said.

“She was devoted to her church and her family,” they said. “Her grandson (Marc Rasmussen), whom she referred to as ‘her Marc,’ was a great source of pride and was her strength in her later years.”

Ms. Rasmussen was preceded in death by her grandson Lance Clark.

She is survived by her daughter, Violet Clark, of Wichita, Kan.; two grandsons; and two great-granddaughters.

No services are planned at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to The Valley Inn, 211 3rd Ave., Mancos, CO 81328.