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Marilyn Axmacher

February 6th, 1934 - April 16th, 2024

Marilyn Armalee Axmacher entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on April 16, 2024, surrounded by her loving family and caretakers.

Marilyn was born on February 6, 1934 to Edward and Hazel Newton.  She was blessed with an older sister, Shirley, that was tragically killed on April 10, 1966 (Easter Sunday).

Marilyn was proceeded in death by her husband of 70 years, Henry.

Marilyn is survived by her four children, Gary (Terry), Vivian, David (Donna) and Shirley(David deceased).  Her greatest treasures were her 7 grandchildren, Robert(Jenny), Lucas (Renee), Shane deceased, Jessica (Josh), Justin (Summer), Sophie (Gunner) and Laney(Darelle) and 12 amazing great-grandchildren.

Early in life, Marilyn lived in a small town of 1500, Vienna Illinois. She and her family lived in a small home across from an apple orchard .  At seven, she and her family moved to Chicago to be closer to family and opportunities.

Marilyn attended Parker High School.  There she was crowned Homecoming Queen and was part of the Honor Society.  It was at Parker High that she met the love of her life, Henry Axmacher.  He was a tall, handsome football stud that stole her heart.

On June 30, 1951, Hank and Marilyn wed at St. Bernards Catholic Church.

They moved to Evergreen Park, Illinois where they would begin their family.  Gary, Vivian and David were all born while living in Evergreen Park, surrounded by family and friends.

It was in 1963 that the family moved to Colorado.  Here, they strived for a fresh start and better opportunities. Eventually, they would put down roots in Arvada.  This is where they had their “oops baby” Shirley, named for Marilyn’s sister.

Marilyn, along with her husband were strong supporters of the Pro-Life movement and became faithful supporters of Mary’s Homes of Hope, homes supporting mothers and babies.  She helped Hank with the “Fill the Bus” drive at St. Joan of Arc Parish, collecting baby items.

Marilyn was an amazing cook, seamstress, decorator, organizer all while being the best mother, wife, friend, humanitarian and Christian.

Marilyn will be remembered for her infectious smile, strong faith, dedication to her family and friends, her undying love for Hank and her fondness for “No Show” George Jones.

You will live forever in our hearts!!

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to:


Mary’s Home of Hope

7464 Queen St

Arvada, CO. 80005 


The Alzheimer’s Association 

By phone 800-272-3900 or mail

PO Box 96011

Washington, DC 20090-6011


Memorial Service will be held on:

Friday May 10, 2024

10:30 am

St Joan of Arc Parish

Arvada, CO 80005

Reception to follow

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Heidi Leigh Ober

Grandma Armalee, was always filled with soo much love and you could see it in her eyes and hear it in her words when talking to her. She will be missed by us, and I know she had many arms waiting to hold her in heaven!

Published April 24th, 2024

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