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“To Frank, Connie, family and friends, So sorry to hear of Maurine's passing. A wonderful women that was a good friend of my father and enriched my...Read More »
1 of 30 | Posted by: Karry Lillie-Wall - CO

“Connie, Frank and families-We are so sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She was such a special lady and will be missed by all. May you find...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Chuck & Pat DeGraff - Avondale, AZ

“To Connie and Frank... My thoughts and prays are with you at this time sad time. Also remembering the many people your mother helped in the church...Read More »
3 of 30 | Posted by: Kathryn Lorentzen - Cortez, CO

“With Sympathy and Love To Maurine's Family From John and Nancy Porter ”
4 of 30 | Posted by: John and Nancy Porter - Cortez, CO

“She is much loved and will be missed. ”
5 of 30 | Posted by: Laura Graf - Cortez, CO

“I remember Maurine from the M & M days. She was always a pleasure to wait on. She will be missed deeply. ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: jerri frizzell - cortez, CO

“I remember the many years ago when I met Maurine when she was my mom's boss at social services. she was to me such a beautiful, compassionate,...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: Ellen Koller - Cortez, CO

“Sorry about your Mom. She was a special lady. Always made me feel special! ”
8 of 30 | Posted by: Holly Alm - Grand Junction, CO

“Connie and Frank and Family: I am so sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. What a great lady. I have so many fond memories of her and my mom...Read More »
9 of 30 | Posted by: Julie Ancell Pickering - Cortez, CO

“We are so sorry to hear of Maurine's passing. She was a wonderful lady and will be greatly missed. Our sincere sympathy and prayers. ”
10 of 30 | Posted by: Mike and Judy Loyd - Cortez, CO

“To Maurine's family and friends, Maurine was quite the lady. She was a close friend to my Mom, so I have know her all of my life. She was strong,...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Carol Graham - Farmington, NM

“Connie & Families, Maurine will always have a special place in my heart. I loved her great sense of humor and her spunk. She was a wonderful friend...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Ketterer - Dolores, CO

“We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of such a sweet lady. She will certainly be missed. She was one of the greatest nurses ever! Our...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Leo and Janet Dennison - CORTEZ, CO

“To Ms. Maureen's Family, When I came apart of the Karn family & my first time to meet them I also met a wonderful lady named Maureen. She was such...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Rhonda Karn - Hot Springs, AR

“Connie and Families, So sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Emil and Kathy Shutt ”
15 of 30 | Posted by: Kathy & Emil Shutt - Dove Creek, CO

“Connie, Frank, Chuck, Paul and families. Please remember all the good times that we all shared with Maurine and I'll bet these fond memories will...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: June Head - Cortez, CO

“Maurine was always a special friend to me and my family. She was a dear friend and we will miss her always and forever. We shared a lot of laughter...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Jean - Glendale, AZ

“I remember her as child and enjoyed our visits especially the last one. My father always said she was one of his best friends. She was to be admired...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Linda Winbourn-Sanchez - Hesperus, CO

“I am sorry to hear of Maureen's passing. She was a one of a kind and I will miss not seeing her when I visit Cortez. My thoughts and prayers to all...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Mary Ann Richards - Placerville, CA

“Aunt Maurine became our "2nd Mother" when our Mom died in the mid '90's. We were so blessed to have her love and guidance over the years and we knew...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Sandie Hollister - Vancouver, WA

“To the family of Maurine, I was so sorry to hear of Maurine's passing. She was a wonderful person, my Dad thought so much of her. They were good...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: Sandy Sanderson - Cortez, CO

“I'm SO very sorry to hear about this, Connie! You guys were so wonderful to her during her short time at your home. Sincerest sympathy to all of...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Sue Tompkins - Dolores, CO

“God sent an Angle to bring one of his Beloved children to sit with him in his Kingdom. Maurine was a Great Lady and will missed by all her family and...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Greg Karn - Hot Springs, AR

“God sent an Angle to bring one of his Beloved children to sit with him in his Kingdom. Maurine was a Great Lady and will missed by all her family and...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Greg Karn - Hot Springs, AR

“To the Family of Maurine Lois McNeill. I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one, Maurine. May the God of comfort heal your heart. ...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Kristy R - Reno, NV

“I enjoyed working with Maurine years ago when she was SS director and I was with the Co.Employment service.She was the ultimate professional and a...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Dee Campbell - Murphy, NC

“I met Maurine in 1988 through P.E.O. She was a very bright and competent woman. I loved the twinkle in her eye. I shall miss her. My condolences to...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Joylee Davidson - Cortez, CO

“There just aren't words enough to say how much we loved our Aunt Moo. She's been such a wonderful influence on our family and although we haven't...Read More »
28 of 30 | Posted by: Nancy and Phil Snider - Tomball, TX

“I will miss Aunt Maurine very much. She was a very kind sweet lady. ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Don and Liz - Cortez, CO

“I grew up in Lebanon and my family was both friends and neighbors to the Haley family. Later in life, Maurine and I connected through P.E.O. She...Read More »
30 of 30 | Posted by: Esther Wolff Cook - Mancos, CO


MAURINE LOIS McNEILL Memorial services for longtime Cortez resident, Maurine Lois McNeill will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1 at the Cortez First United Methodist Church. Reverend Tom Towns will be officiating. Maurine was born on August 12, 1927 in Texhoma, Okla. the daughter of Beverly Franklin and Althea (Kidder) Haley. She passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at her daughter's home in Dove Creek at the age of 87. "Professional Business Woman" is how many will remember Maurine. She was the Director of the Department of Social Services for 30 years. Maurine was also a registered nurse and worked for Southwest Memorial Hospital and for Dr. CE Parmely for a number of years. She cared deeply for others and spent much time knitting over 1, 000 caps for newborn babies. Maurine maintained memberships with P.E.O, First United Methodist Church, the 40's Bunch, and loved spending time with the "Golden Girls." An artist at heart, she enjoyed doing needle point, sewing, constructing puzzles, doing plastic canvas art and charcoal media art. Dancing and ice skating were also sports Maurine enjoyed participating in. Surviving Maurine are her children, Frank McNeill and wife, Kathie of Edwards, Colo., Connie Fisher and husband, Terry of Dove Creek; two grandchildren, Haley McNeill and Andy McNeill of Edwards, Colo.; and her brothers, Charles Haley and wife, Marilyn of Cortez and Paul Haley and wife, Kay of Gunnison, Colo.; as well as a host of nieces and nephews. Preceding Maurine in death are her parents, BF and Althea Haley; and her former husband, Howard L. McNeill. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to an organization of your choice.

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