Obituary - Lela Ann "Smitty" Burrows

Lela Ann "Smitty" Burrows, age 93, of Eads, Colorado departed this life on Monday, December 14, 2015.
She was born January 20, 1922 to William and Hazel Schmitz in Three Forks, Montana. 

She grew up on the ranch up Petty Creek, south of Alberton, Montana.  Lela was the youngest of four,
with older siblings, Della, Jane and Jack. She completed 8th grade at West Fork School before attending
Alberton High School and eventually joining the Navy.

Obituary - Mary Ann Hulteen

Mary Ann Hulteen was born in Cleveland Ohio on May 23, 1939 to Hubert and Eleanor O'Malley. She lost her father when she was six years old. Her grandmother, Mary Weber, was her greatest example of love and support as she helped raise Mary Ann and her brother, Hubert Francis.

In 1950 Mary Ann, her brother, mother, and grandmother left their beloved family in Cleveland and moved to Miami Florida. It was while living in Miami when she was working as a car hop at a diner that she met a handsome Marine Sergeant from Kansas who was stationed at Opa-Locka Marine Base.