Mary Wilma Evans

May 19th, 1944May 18th, 2021

Mary Wilma Evans passed away on May 18, 2021 in Erie, Colorado at the age of 76. Mary was born to Laszlo and Jolan Kolmar on May 19, 1944 in Tata, Hungary. Mary and her parents escaped the Communist Party that controlled Hungary in 1956. They traveled by ship to America and arrived February 16, 1957.

Mary grew up in Boulder, Colorado where she later met her husband Richard T. Evans at CU Boulder. They were married on April 10, 1965. They moved frequently due to Richard's Air Force career. Mary and Richard built their dream retirement home in Erie, CO where she created many wonderful memories for her family until her passing.

Mary received her BS in Management Information from George Mason University. She worked for the CIA from 1985 - 2008. During her career at the CIA, she worked on gathering intelligence to bring down Saddam Hussein. Mary was also the property manager of Evans LLC's.

As a Master Gardener, Mary enjoyed gardening in her yard, nurturing beautiful flowers and growing vegetables. She continually expanded her knowledge through CSU Extension Master Gardener classes and volunteering to enhance community gardens. She was also a VIP member with the Erie Police Department.

Mary loved skiing with her kids and grandkids and went skiing this past month with her family. She enjoyed learning new hobbies and had taken up watercolor painting. She constantly found ways to bring joy, laughter, and love to people around her.

Mary leaves behind her husband, Richard T. Evans, her two children, Christine M. Torres and Richard G. Evans; five grandchildren: Amber, LT, and Evan Torres; Kol and Vivi Evans. The biggest smile to be found on Mary was when she was with her family, sitting around the table with a well-prepared meal.

Please feel free to bring flowers to the viewing and visitation, they will be utilized at the funeral. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the National Sport Center for the Disabled:  or to The Wounded Warrior Project:


Viewing and Visitation will be held at Darrell Howe Mortuary on Friday, May 28th from 1pm to 4pm. The visitation will be live-streamed and recorded for those who are unable to attend. Please click on the link below to watch the visitation:

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Funeral Mass will be held for Mary on Wednesday, June 2nd at Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Boulder beginning at 10am. Burial of the urn will take place immediately after in the cemetery at the church. The family asks that attendants wear bright colors to honor Mary's colorful spirit. Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church will be live-streaming the service for those who are unable to attend. Please click on the linke below to watch the service:

Darrell Howe Mortuary is no longer requiring social distancing or masks for individuals who are fully vaccinated. We still highly recommend that those who are not fully vaccinated or are high risk wear a mask while in the building. Our staff members will still be wearing masks and maintaining our cleaning procedures. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Please call Sacred Heart of Mary Catholic Church at (303)494-7572 for any questions about their protocols.

After the funeral, family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate Mary's amazing strength, love, and perserverance at her home. Everyone is invited to share memories, laughter, food, and their love of Mary. Please call Darrell Howe Mortuary at (303)665-5518 for the address. 


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