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Cecilia "Maureen" Coleman

December 18, 1922 to May 15, 2014


Cecilia “Maureen” Coleman of St. Paul, died May 15, 2014 at the age of 91. She was born Dec. 18, 1922 in St. Paul to Maurice and Mary (McKay) Merten. On Aug. 5, 1941 she married Donald F. “Buzz” Coleman in St. Paul, he died in 1998. Maureen and Don had a large family together and loved spending time with their children and grandchildren. Besides family, she too enjoyed being a part of the St. Paul Catholic Church, volunteering for many parish activities, and a member of the St. Paul Rodeo Assoc., through which she was Rodeo Court chaperone for 27 years.

She enjoyed being active in the community and will be missed by all.

Maureen is survived by her 10 children, her brother Charley Merten of North Plains, 33 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be May 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel in Woodburn. A vigil service will follow at 6 p.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul.

The funeral will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church, St. Paul at 4:30 p.m. May 21. A gathering of family and friends will follow at the Rodeo Grounds Tack Room.

Interment in St. Paul Cemetery. Arrangements by Simon-Cornwell Colonial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Paul Parochial School Endowment Fund, St. Mary Catholic School, Regis Catholic High School or Stayton High School.