SALIDA, Colo. — Mary Ann (Paulus) Mausolf, 93, passed away Feb. 10, 2014 at Columbine Manor nursing home in Salida, Colo.
Born on March 17, 1920, in Lindsborg, she was the daughter of Martin and Julia (Spitzka) Paulus. She spent a portion of her childhood years in Jefferson City , Mo. where she was active in Girl Scouts and the crew team. Later the family moved to Olmitz. She graduated from Great Bend High School. On Nov. 22, 1938, she married Alfred W. Mausolf. Mary Ann and her husband owned and operated Cheyenne Drug in Hoisington. She continued to operate the store after his death in 1965 until 1980 when she developed health problems. Cheyenne Drug was sold to Jim and Tanya Siebert.
Mary Ann was active in the Chamber of Commerce, was selected as Woman of the Year in 1974, attended pharmaceutical association meetings and gift shows, was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority and Concordia Lutheran Church. She enjoyed playing bridge (earning a Master Point in Duplicate Bridge) and doing cross stitch embroidery. In her later years, she enjoyed walking at the community room and on the trails and was an avid sports fan. She moved to Cherry Village assisted living in Great Bend in 2000 and then in 2007 she moved Columbine Manor in Salida, Colo. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and looked forward to news about their activities.
Her example of faith in God, hard work and sacrifice made her an inspiration to her daughters. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister, Margaret (Joseph) Axman and a daughter, Karen (Ray) Beams.
She is survived by a daughter, Paula (Wayne) Lallier, Salida, Colo.; grandsons, Kevin (Maria) Beams and Curtis Beams, Green Bay, Wis.; Meric Lallier, Denver, Colo.; and Marc (Amy) Lallier, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and granddaughters, Kathy (Jerry) Rubia, Green Bay, Wis.; and Cyndi Goltry, Sioux Falls, S.D. She is also survived by great-grandchildren, Bethany (Sean) Kenny, Beau Beams, Maesy and Nelson Beams, Mikayla and Donovan Rubia, Haley Goltry and Megan Lallier; also by a beloved son-in-law Ray (Fran) Beams, Green Bay, Wis.
A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the First Lutheran Church in Salida, Colo. A Memorial Service will also be held in the future in Hoisington at Concordia Lutheran Church with interment of ashes at the Hoisington Cemetery where her husband is buried.
Memorial contributions may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 460 West 9th St., Hoisington, KS, 67544; First Lutheran Church, 1237 F Street, Salida, CO, 81201; or Girl Scouts of the USA, Fund Development, P.O. Box 5046, New York, N.Y. 10087-5046. Online condolences may be sent to email@example.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home**
203 E Sackett Ave
Salida, CO, 81201
Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Feb. 13, 2014