Mary Worden Chrisman

Sept. 30. 1946-May 24, 2011

Posted: 08/31/2011 08:56:58 AM MDT



Mary Worden Chrisman passed away in Andover, OH on May 24, 2011. She will join her Parents, brother Marvin J. Worden, and nephew Lane M. Worden at the Saratoga Town Cemetery in Saratoga, WY on September 3, 2011. 


Born Mary Marie Worden in Osceola, IA, she was the third child of Melvin C. Worden, and Fern E. (Barr) Worden. In 1950 they moved to a farm near Loveland. She graduated from Loveland High School in 1964. She loved music, art, writing, and history, and was a member of the Loveland High School Band and choir, and the University of Colorado Marching Band. She married Robert S Goolsby in 1965 with whom she had 4 children. Mary and Robert Goolsby divorced in 1977. Mary moved briefly to Saratoga, WY and then back to Aurora, CO, where she worked as a substitute teacher for Aurora Public Schools as well as earned her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Programming from Colorado Women's College in 1979. Mary then married FTBC Robert Chrisman, USN, stationed in Virginia Beach, VA and later in Charleston, SC and New London, CN. In 1981, Mary, gave birth to Zachary Chrisman. Mary Worden Chrisman divorced Robert Chrisman in 1988 and moved back to Colorado where she taught at schools primarily in Eastern CO. Mary also taught in Lake Arthur, NM and remained there until 1994, she relocated to the Farmington area and became a Disability Rights Advocate. Her health forced her to retire and relocate in 2006, to Andover, OH, where she lived until her death at age 64. 


Mary is survived by her children--Michael D.Goolsby of Livermore, California; Amanda M. Goolsby of Lafayette, CA; Matthew R. Goolsby of Aurora, CO; Marvin C. Goolsby of Oakland, CO and Zachary Chrisman of Las Cruces, NM--and one grandson, Samuel Clifton of Lafayette, CA. Her siblings-- Merle E. Worden of Burlington, CO and Melody A. (Worden) Busch of Severance, CO