Marian Staats, 75, of Fruita, CO passed away peacefully at her residence September 3, 2020.
Marian was born November 28, 1944 in Denver, CO to Waunita E. DeTemple and Nicholas M. DeTemple. She had four siblings. Diana Sealey, William (Bill) Sealy, Ruth Thomas and Nicholas DeTemple
She graduated in 1962 from Alameda High School, Denver CO.
She married and had two children.
Richard (Terra) Staats and Kimberley (Jason) Bell
She moved to Fruita CO in 1979 and made a wonderful life raising her children.
She later divorced.
She had many hobbies. She played the accordion at a very young age, high school cheerleading, roller skate dancing, competed in archery, crafts, bowling, hunting, fishing, crocheting, always rooting for her teams, Denver Broncos and Colorado Rockies.
Most of all, watching and supporting her grandchildren and capturing their lives through her camera.
Marian had many jobs throughout her life but her employment at Sams Club is where she made many lasting memories. She retired from Sams Club as Marketing Supervisor after 20 years of employment. The Sams Club family was her family and she cherished her team members and customers.
Marian was active with many organizations. She has many trophy’s and plaques to show her dedication and success in her careers.
Although she never served in the armed forces, she was very patriotic. She belonged to the Veterans Committee of the Western Slope for 24 years. She organized the annual Grand Junction Veterans Day Parade along with the Veterans Day Celebrations. She spent many of her days collecting donations for the organization. A few years back, she was honored to sit in as Grand Marshal of a parade but was ill and could not attend. Retiring herself of duties was not in her blood and she truly missed working and donating her time to the community.
Marian was Granny M, G-ma and GG to 6 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.
Cody & Kecia Bell, Richie Staats, Kiana Bell, Emily Staats, Phillip Staats and Waylon Bell.
She also had many nieces and nephews that she loved very much.
She was proud of her titles and roles in life and held them near and dear to her heart. She would call most all her relative with open arms.
She was preceded in death by her Parents, Sister Diana and Brother Bill.
Marian was a strong independent woman and she will be missed by many.
We are honoring her wishes by not having a large memorial service but do plan to have a small gathering when we are able.
We encourage you to share stories about how you knew her and let us remember her through your memories.
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