Obituary: Mary Sage

courtesy Hood Mortuary
courtesy Hood Mortuary
courtesy Hood Mortuary

MARY SAGE – Mary passed away on Monday, August 24, 2015.

She was 86 years old. She was born on September 24, 1928 to Thomas Sage and Lola Martinez in Ignacio, CO. She attended the Ute Vocational School during her younger years.

She was a member of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe and St. Ignatius Catholic

Church. She was employed with the Southern Ute Indian Tribe as a Custodian for 10 years, she worked there until her retirement.

She became the best homemaker, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt, and fiend.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers Maurice Sage Sr. and Ray Sage Sr. also two sisters Loula Baker and Porfia Carpenter.

She is survived by her children Arthur Sage, of Tucson, AZ, Eleanor Archuleta, and Roger Sage, Sr. (Christine), of Ignacio, CO. Three sisters Josephine Olguin, Priscilla Rock, of Ignacio, CO, and Margaret Schoenburg, of Bloomfield, NM and two brothers, Richard Garcia, of Bloomfield, NM and Benny Garcia, of Tucson, AZ. She had 10 Grandchildren, 8 Great Grandchildren and 2 Great Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Mary enjoyed going to the Sky Ute Casino, she would go straight to her dollar machines, she also loved to bake birthday cakes for everyone’s Birthday and she loved visiting with family and friends. She always made everyone laugh and feel comfortable with her smile.

She will be greatly missed by all that loved her so both family and friends. Her favorite saying was “the story of me life”.

A Rosary was held on Monday, August 31, 2015 and Mass services were held on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 both at St . Ignatius Catholic Church in Ignacio, CO. Burial at the Ignacio West Cemetery. A dinner followed after the services at Sky Ute Casino Resort.

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