August 1, 2019
Maria Crnich, 84, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019, in Colorado Springs, Colo. A former longtime resident of Rock Springs and resident of Colorado Springs, Maria died following a lengthy illness.
She was born Oct. 10, 1934, in Mrkopalj, Yugoslavia, the daughter of Josip and Ema Butkovic.
Maria attended schools in Croatia earning a bachelor's degree in business.
She married Fred Crnich in Rock Springs June 15, 1969, and he preceded her in death May 27, 2004.
Maria was employed by School District No. 1 for 17 years as a custodian retiring in 1997.
She was a member of Holy Spirit Cathol...