Gillies Funeral Chapel


Mary Coleman

May 21, 1930  ~  March 16, 2015

BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend, Mary Elizabeth Coleman, 84, passed away on Monday, March 16, 2015 in Brigham City, Utah. Mary was born on May 21, 1930, in Stroudsburg, PA a daughter of Leah Nauman and Roy M. Decker. She was raised and educated in Pennsylvania and graduated from State College High School and Pennsylvania State University. Mary married her high school sweetheart, Robert Coleman, on December 24, 1951, in State College, PA. They recently celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary. Mary was a long time member and Deacon of the Community Presbyterian Church. She was active in the building and grounds committee. She loved her church and church family, this was a very important part of her life. Mary was a gardener at heart and a longtime member of the Spade and Hope Garden Club, where she enjoyed many friendships and activities. She participated in the Brigham City Quilt Set. She loved camping and spending time in the mountains, traveling in the RV, being a Girl Scout troop leader, and a leader of the Junior garden club. She loved gardening and shared that love with her children. Above all Mary enjoyed being with her family. Surviving are her three children: Wayne Steven (Joelene); Linda (Rob) Pretti; Diane (Greg) Brown; 9 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; Sister, Ann Louise (Paul) Heberling. She was preceded in death by her parents. The family wishes to thank all of the great friends and neighbors that visited, Willow Glen Health and Rehab and Hearts for Hospice for their kind care. Memorial Services will be held at a later date.

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Dear Linda and family,
Please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. May wonderful memories comfort you.

Cindy Hagen-Peters


I was sad to see your mother has passed away. I didn't know she had been at Willow Glen. I hope you feel comforted that she is in a wonderful place. You have always been a good supportive friend to me. I hope if I can help you in any way, you will call me.
Love to you,

Kathy Hansen Gifford


Dear Coleman family,
We are sad and grieve with you of your loss of Mary. She was loving and caring and faithful not only in our church but in the community. We will miss her and will always remember the good times we shared. May God give all of you the strength to live as she would have wanted. Our love and sympathy,

Ray and Ruby McQuain


Shari and I were saddened to learn of the loss of your sweet wife and mother Mary. We enjoyed many pleasant conversations and times over the years with her. She will be missed by all but we take comfort in the Savior and the resurrection. Bob, we hope to continue to see you in the community as we grow older together.
With sympathy,

Lynn and Sari Duce


I have been in the Spade & Hope garden club with Mary for many years. She was such an asset to the club and a great example of goodness to those around her.I am honored to have known her and thankful for the friendship we shared. She will be greatly missed.

Eileen Bradbury


So sorry to hear about you Mother passing. She was a wonder full person Just like you

Susan Farrell Poulsen


Bob and family,
Sorry to hear from Helen Haugh of Mary's passing. Our heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to you and your family.

John B Donahoe
Class of '48


I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mary. She always had a big smile and was very friendly and wonderful to talk with. My thoughts are with your family at this time!

Willie Southern


I got to know Mary in Garden Club and found out what a sweet wonderful person she was. I will miss her.

DeAnn Ebeling


Hi Uncle Bill. So sorry to hear of Aunt Mary's passing. My wife Sue and I are thinking of you and keeping you and your family in our thoughts.

Pat Coleman










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