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Official Obituary of

Mary Lou Weadley

August 20, 1941 ~ February 12, 2024 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Mary Lou Weadley Obituary

Mary Lou Weadley nee Breniser has passed. Her lovely soul left us on Monday, February 12, 2024, at the age of 82. She was at her apartment in Legend Assisted Living in Broomfield, CO, sitting in her new favorite chair, when she succumbed to heart failure. It was quick. She had just had lunch and a shower and made a joke about her crackling joints. Her children rushed to her side to comfort her and each other.

Mary Lou was born at University Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan on August 20, 1941. Smart, steady, stubborn, and sneakily witty from the start, she was a treasured confidante, a shy beauty, and an outstanding friend and mother. And even though all that was clear to us—she would never once have claimed to be anything special…well, except stubborn that is.

Though born in Michigan, Mary Lou spent much of her childhood in Blackridge, Pennsylvania before returning to Michigan (Lathrup Village) just before starting her freshman year of high school. She was not happy about the timing of that move, but she persevered as she always would.

Mary Lou graduated from Southfield High School with high honors in 1959 and went on to attend the prestigious College of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. Go Blue! She was a quietly enthusiastic member of the Lambda Kappa Sigma Sorority where she met one of her lifelong best friends, Pat Daly. They would later travel through Europe on a raucous, three-month-long tour.

Mary Lou graduated from U of M in 1963 with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy and promptly began working in her chosen career. She met her future husband while a pharmacist at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Pontiac, Michigan.

Mary Lou was married to Michael Vincent Weadley on her birthday in 1966. Over the next 14 years, they welcomed four perfectly beautiful (yet large-nosed) children into the world.

After marrying, the family lived in the northern suburbs of Detroit before moving to Greenville, MI where they spent 13 years making memories and friends. Then the family headed west to Colorado, landing in Boulder in 1989.

Though she missed her family terribly and traveled back frequently to spend summers by the water with cherished loved ones, Colorado became home to her. She very much wanted to be buried in Boulder and will rest in the Green Mountain Cemetery (290 20th St, 80302). It is a serene spot and the stunning view of the Flatirons will bring a smile to her heart.

Throughout the years she went to work for numerous hospitals and pharmacies. Notably Chapter III and United Memorial Hospital in Greenville, MI and many years at the Table Mesa King Soopers pharmacy in Boulder, CO.

Mary Lou and Mike divorced in 1998, and though it broke the hearts of many involved they were able to build a loving and supportive relationship in their later years. Their fondness for one another was obvious and their kids were grateful never to have to choose between them.

Mary Lou retired at age 70 in 2011. She was dedicated to her job, coworkers, and those they served and never missed the chance to have a good laugh at the ridiculousness of the day to day. In her retirement, she traveled back to Michigan for long months with family. She made sure to find every good deal in a 100-mile radius and accumulated fun jewelry and clothes and impeccably thought-out home decor.

She loved to paint lovely watercolors; she loved to read about the adventures of Harry Bosch and Jack Reacher; and she loved to kick everyone’s butts at Hearts and Gin Rummy. She was a card shark, and we won’t forget it! The woman even won a rousing game of Cards Against Humanity at 80-years-old!

Mary Lou kept a lot of things, much to her children’s dismay. Most impressively, she always had a closet stuffed full of gifts that she was meaning to give her friends, children, and many grandchildren. And oh, did she love her grandkids! Though she might not have always had much to say, she tried to show them with every gift, every puzzle or video game, and even a few twenty-year-old cases of their favorite soda recently found in her basement (which we’re sure she found on sale).

Mary Lou is survived by four children: sons Michael William (Katherine) Weadley of Boulder, Matthew David (Cheryl McMath) Weadley of Broomfield, Kevin Cain (Tracy) Weadley of Greenville, MI, and daughter Elizabeth Anne Weadley (Matt) McAdams of Thornton; her grandchildren Kierstyn, Teagan, Sofia, Kaelyn, Quin, Kael, Aimee, and Thomasin Lou, and great-granddaughter Leighton; her brothers Harry (Patty) Breniser and John (Doris) Breniser and sisters Suzanne (Roger Kent) Breniser and Lisa Weadley Davis (Dan Doneth) of Michigan and their families; and her ex-husband Mike. She was preceded in death by her parents Mary Louise Haley Breniser, Harry Ramsey Breniser, Frances Mary Cain Weadley, and William Stanley Weadley.

Her siblings, Harry, John, and Sue, will miss her dearly.

Her girlfriends will miss their buddy with the sly smile and quick wit who traveled to Las Islas Mujeres and Las Vegas for scandalous fun.

Her children will ache without her. As she grew older, she became more subdued, but she was always there to listen, to beat them at cards, to remind them of an appointment mere hours beforehand, and warm them with only a smile, a sigh, or a well-placed “sure.”

Mary Lou’s children are honored to host her memorial service on March 1, 2024 at The Pelican Room Meeting Space at the Hunter’s Glen Event Center (940 E 130th Ave, Thornton, CO 80241). We will gather at 3pm for a welcoming, followed by the eulogy and opportunity to share memories. After the service, we will have food and drinks (including Moscato, White Zin, and gin martinis in honor of Mom).

If you would like to send flowers, please order them to arrive at the venue between 11am and 1pm on March 1st. If you are so inclined, please visit our floral store at the link below.

In lieu of flowers, Mary Lou would have appreciated donations to be given to the The Colorado Healing Fund in honor of Teri Leiker and the other victims of that terrible tragedy that took place in the store that she spent much of her time for so many years.

All our love, Mom. xoxo

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