Mary Lee (Paulson) Flower


Mary Lee Flower, age 95, passed away in Pagosa Springs, CO on January 8, 2023. She was born July 2, 1927 in Fargo ND to Henry A. and Louise Lee Paulson.

In 1948 she married Lawrence Maroney Flower of Denver, CO. A graduate of the University of Colorado, Mary Lee had a successful career as a well-loved elementary school teacher in Chatsworth, CA and in Grand Junction, CO. She was a devoted wife and was mother to four children: Mary Susan (Flower) Hines of Somerset, CA, Lawrence Lee Flower of Lakewood, CO, David Ludlow Flower of Laramie, WY, and Ann Maroney Flower of Durango, CO. She is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The family will hold a private service. Charitable gifts in her honor may be made to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens; 183 E. Gore Creek Dr. #7, Vail, CO, 81657 (

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