Mary Helen Madison (93) passed away in her home in Casper, WY on Saturday, March 4, 2017.
She was born January 15, 1924 to Julius Demeter and Teresa Varga in Zelienople, PA. Mary graduated from Zelienople High School in 1942 and received a Registered Nursing degree from Butler Community College in Butler, PA in 1947. While working at Cook County Memorial Hospital in Chicago she met and married the late Lawrence Valentine Madison. They lived in various places in the Rocky Mountain area before finally settling in Casper, Wyoming in 1967.
Mary worked as a registered nurse until she retired in 1974. Her various places of employment included working as an ER nurse, and on hospital medical and surgical floors. Her last place of employment was Poplar Living Center where she served as an evening charge nurse.
Mary enjoyed nature, gardening, crocheting, reading and the company of her family along with her various pets. Sophie, a maltese with an attitude, was Mary’s constant companion for the last ten years. Sophie was by her side when Mary passed.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Teresa; her brothers Frank and Julius; her sister Elizabeth; her husband Lawrence; and her eldest daughter, Teresa.
Mary is survived by three children: Claudia Madison of Casper, WY, David (Sasha) Madison of Houston, TX and Cynthia Madison of Casper, WY. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Eric Pollard of Albuquerque, NM, Laura Pollard of Spearfish, SD, Sarah (Tony) Pennington of Edmond, OK, Brian Madison of Austin, TX, Azkar Marquesa and Zach Madison of Houston, TX; and two great grandchildren of Edmond, OK.
Mary’s cremains are buried beside those of her late husband Lawrence at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, WY.
The family wishes to thank Hospice of Casper for helping to make Mary’s passing peaceful.
For those wishing to make a donation in Mary’s memory, the family requests they be made to the Casper Humane Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.
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