Mary Johnson

Mary Johnson, 74, of Loveland, CO, formerly of Laramie, passed away November 17, 2021 from complications of Alzheimer’s. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Glenn Johnson. Mary was born November 26, 1946 in Laramie, to Alma (Jo) Manarolla Heckart and Gleed Heckart. Her father died in 1950 when she was 3. Her mother died in 2000 from Alzheimer’s. Mary was of fiery and loving Italian descent which made her the “special” person loved by all. Mary was an honors graduate of Laramie High School and the University of Wyoming. For several years, she worked in the legal arena in Wyoming and Florida and the Department of Energy in WY. She became Office Manager for the University of Wyoming Men’s Basketball team starting in 1983, where she found her “calling”. “Mary’s “Dream Job” with the Cowboy’s program lasted 27+ years until retirement in 2010. She was inducted into the University of Wyoming’s Hall of Fame along with the 1986-1987 “Sweet 16” Men’s Basketball Team. Mary’s dedication to Cowboy Men’s basketball players and coaching staff was beyond reproach.

Following cremation, a celebration of life will be announced at a later date.

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  • Bob Beck

    I'm very sorry for Glenn as well as Mary's family. I have very fond memories of her and didn't know she had been struggling with alzheimer's.

  • Diana and Ted Bartke

    We are sorry to hear about the passing of Mary. We worked with her for years at the Department of Energy and always enjoyed her professionalism, but more importantly, her sense of humor. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Glenn.

  • Shaina Pulley

    My deepest condolences to you Glenn. Mary was the kindest lady with a heart of gold that loved you and her basketball family. I always enjoyed our conversations and giggles. I’m sure she’s enjoying catching up with her mom again. Praying for you during this difficult time.

  • Karen

    Mary Gleed, sweet cuz, best of friends. I love you forever and always.

  • Kathy Nash

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, Glenn. I am so sorry about your loss.

  • Anonymous

    You are in my thoughts and prayers, Glenn. I am so sorry about your loss.

  • Oliver and Joyce Hill

    Glenn , Our condolences to you and your family. May God bless you.

  • Bonnie & Sam Chavez

    Dear Glenn, We were so sorry to hear about Mary. Please accept our Sincere Condolences. Thoughts and Prayers, Bonnie & Sam Chavez

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, Thinking of you while you transition to a life without Mary. You two were always a team. I fondly remember seeing you at the restaurant in Santa Fe. Sad for you. Guyla Nowak

  • don gleaves

    Glenn, my wife has shared with me many of her experiences when Millard Johnson was suffering with alzheimer's and so me understand what you have been through. Thankfully she has many memories and we are sure you do too. We're sending you heartfelt prayers.

  • Tom Owen

    I always enjoyed Mary's sense of humor when we worked together at the DOE. She had fun at work but was extremely efficient and helpful. I would run into her at Cowboy basketball games and kid her that she was having way too much fun to claim it was actually work. Tom Owen

  • Mike Bowman

    I am so very sorry to hear about Mary. I always enjoyed visiting with her. She had a very sweet spirit.

  • Mary Lou Vaske

    Dave and I want to express our condolences for the loss of your dear Mary. Mary was one of those beautiful people whose ready smile and vibrant personality was enjoyed by all of us who had the honor of knowing her. Take care.

  • Andrew S Aguilar

    I just saw this. My thoughts and prayers are with Glenn. Glenn was my Vice Principal in Jr. High and I worked in the Athletic Department through college. Mary was one of the nicest persons you could ever meet. Truly saddened by seeing this news.

  • Charles M. Fanning

    Mary was such a kind, caring, and lovely person, who was so wonderful to all. Even though she is in a better place, she will be missed greatly. All our thoughts and prayers are with you. Charlie & Debbie Fanning

  • Judy Adams

    Glenn. So sorry for your loss. This last year must have been difficult. Take care Judy Adams

  • Jim & Ro Peak

    Glenn, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Find peace in knowing that others share in your loss.

  • charlotte L bruce

    Glen I am so sorry for you loss. She was such a lovely person . My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

  • Ed and Christie Anderson

    Mary had an inner light and indomitable spirit. She is smiling at us even now. Our thoughts are with you, Glenn

  • Dianne Herring

    Beautiful. will never forget all the wonderful times we had in high school. Glen so sorry for your loss. God Bless you.

  • Anonymous

    Glen, I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mary when she worked for the Department of Energy. I loved her sassy sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you. RIP Mary. Morena Wroblewski

  • Kellie Southards

    Glenn - I was so sorry to hear about Mary...you are in my prayers.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn, we are thinking of you in this time of loss. I wish we had words that could help. Anna and Randy Bain

  • Heather Olson

    Glenn, I'm so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Heather Olson, Nicole and Laurie

  • Larry Johnson

    I will always remember Mary for her kindness. A beautiful person inside and out.

  • Bob Ely

    Glen So sorry to hear about Mary. Please accept Verl-Lee's and my condolences at this time of loss Bob and Verl-Lee Ely

  • Valerie Solheim

    Moved to tears. Love you Mary and Glenn. Valerie Solheim (Heckart)😘

  • Mike Leahy

    I was a Colorado high school teacher and basketball coach when Mary was working at the University of Wyoming in the Basketball Staff. She was outstanding to our coaches when she organized the summer basketball camps. We attended the camp for around 20 years when she was still working there. You could not find a better person than Mary Johnson. She was amazing and we will miss her! Mike Leahy Boulder, CO

  • Nancy Dees

    Mary was not only Ben’s office manager but she was also my good friend. I have so many wonderful memories of Mary who was quick witted, loved to laugh, and always willing to help. I will miss her. Rest In Peace, my sweet friend.

  • Kirk Lussenhop

    I'm so sorry to hear the news Glenn. Our thoughts & prayers are with you my friend! God bless

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