Mary J. Britton


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Mary J. Britton

Mary J. Britton, 78, of Rock Springs passed away May 11, 2017, at her home following a lengthy illness.

She was born Nov. 2, 1938, in Holbrook, Neb., the daughter of Earl Morris and Maci Evangeline Harding Morris. 

Britton attended schools in Scottsbluff, Neb., and was a graduate of the Scottsbluff High School with the class of 1955.

She married Larry Britton in Pocatello, Idaho in Jan. 1, 1959.

He later preceded her in death at Rock Springs on Feb. 16, 2004.

Britton had been employed as a secretary for Commercial Communications and Smith Energy.

Mary was the matriarch of the family. She was loved and respected by many. Her home was the gathering place for family and friends. The coffee pot was always on, with a kind and helpful ear to listen.  Holidays were always busy at her house and she loved it.  She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. 

Survivors include one son, Danny L. Britton of Rock Springs; two daughters, Deena Moeller of Rock Springs and Tina House of Colorado; four grandchildren, Dan Britton, Eric Moeller, Taylor House and Brad House; six great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one daughter, Debra Britton, seven brothers and one sister.

Graveside services and interment took place Monday. 

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