Mary Jane Remington

June 18th, 1924April 27th, 2020

Mary Jane Remington was born on June 18th, 1924 in Madison, KS to John Burton Miller and Lida Hayes Whittington. She passed away on April 27th, 2020 in Lafayette, CO at the age of 95. Mary Jane graduated from the University of Colorado in 1946 with a degree in music. Mary Jane married Vernon I. Remington on December 17th, 1946 and the couple moved to Colorado Springs, CO where they raised their two sons, David and Daniel. She went on to get her teaching credential from Colorado College and a master’s degree at Kansas State Teacher’s College in 1952. Mary Jane taught elementary school at all levels in Colorado Springs school district #11 for 34 years. She taught countless children before retiring in 1987 and was rated as one of the finest teachers in the district. Mary Jane received numerous awards for excellence in teaching remedial students to read, write, and do arithmetic and science. She took great pride in educating thousands of children during her work as a teacher. Mary Jane was also a professional concert pianist, a model at Alexander Film Company, and was a marvelous dancer. She was a truly amazing woman and a wonderful mother to her two sons, David and Daniel. Mary Jane and her husband helped both of their sons go to the University of Colorado where they successfully graduated with multiple bachelor’s and master’s degrees. In 2001 Vernon suffered from a heart attack and died on April 24th. After her husband’s passing, Mary Jane moved up to Louisville to be closer to her son Daniel Remington where she enjoyed 19 more years of life with her entire family. From 2001 to 2016, Mary Jane and her family traveled extensively. They went on many cruises and vacationed all over the world. From 2015 to 2017, Mary Jane lived at Highland Trail Senior Care Facility after which she moved to The Peaks at Old Laramie Trail Assisted Care Facility where she stayed until her passing.

Mary Jane is preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Remington, and her daughter-in-law, Susanna Remington. She is survived by her sons David A. of Niwot, CO and Daniel L. (Kelly S.) of Louisville, CO; grandchildren, Alysa L. of Sacramento, CA; Daniel J. of Broomfield, CO; and David B. of Louisville, CO, David M. (Angie) of Denver, CO; Robert W. (Stephanie) of Boulder, CO; Timothy J. of Niwot, CO; and Melanie K. of Virginia Beach, VA; greatgrandchildren, Josiah A. of Virginia Beach, VA; Phinehas A. of Virginia Beach, VA; Susanna Y. of Virginia Beach, VA; David I. of Denver, CO; and Elijah M. of Denver, CO. Mary Jane will be deeply missed by her family and friends and her memory will forever live in their hearts.

Cemetery

Green Mountain Cemetery, Boulder, CO | Map

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Condolences

Dan and David: I will never forget your sweet precious Mom. After reading her obituary, it sounds like she was such an extraordinary woman that had an amazing life. You two were the light of her life and watching you interact with her at The Peaks was so heartwarming. You shared a special love. I will pray for your peace and comfort. Jesus is rejoicing with your precious Mom right now! We will, when it’s our time, get to join them! God bless you both! Sincerely, Barb Schwenke (former concierge at The Peaks).