Marie Anthony Mayne Mann, 1919-2007
Vail, CO Colorado
Marie Anthony “Toni” Mayne Mann died in her sleep on March 4 at her home in Tucson, Ariz. She was 87.
She was born on Aug. 18,1919, in Colorado Springs to George Anthony and Elizabeth Smith. She was raised on the eastern plains of Colorado, then moved to Phoenix, Ariz., with her parents and later returned to Beaver Creek, where her parents homesteaded.
Her father worked for a Phoenix-based fruit and vegetable vendor and also was involved in the lettuce business in Beaver Creek until he retired in Avon.
She graduated from Red Cliff High School and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder, where she was e a member of the Chi Omega sorority.
Due to illness, she was forced leave college and return back home to work part-time and live with her sister, Marian Jenkins, and her brother-in-law, Ralph, who was a railroad engineer in Minturn.
She married Del Mayne in 1941. In 1943 they purchased the Avon Country Store and expanded that business over the years to not only include a grocery store, but ran a post office, 17 motel rooms, a snack bar and a gas station. They sold the business in 1973 and retired to Glenwood Springs.
She retired as the third class postmaster of the Avon Post Office after 37 years of service.
After Del’s death in 1978, she later moved to Tucson and in 1985 and was married to Wayne Mann, who died in 2003.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Marian Jenkins, and brother-in-law, Ralph Jenkins; her first husband, Del Mayne; and second husband, Wayne Mann.
She is survived by her daughters, Lea (Gary) Lundberg and Gail (Mike) Haselhorst; grandchildren Brian Bouchard, Amanda (Tom) Patterson, Hollis Haselhorst and Myles (Carey) Haselhorst; and numerous nephews and nieces.
Per her request, there will not be a memorial service.