Official Obituary of

Marjean Esther Werner

June 6, 1945 ~ February 10, 2024 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Marjean Werner Obituary

Marjean Esther Werner, beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt and friend, died on Saturday February 10th, 2024 at the age of 78. 


A long-time resident of Denver, Marjean was born in Stafford, Kansas on June 6th, 1945 to Marjorie L. and William A. Westfahl. She graduated from Newton High School in Newton, KS.


Marjean was a lifelong learner. Despite not being able to attend college, she found ways to further her education through her work as a bookkeeper and medical support professional. She was well-read, kept herself informed and up to date on the issues of the day, and became an expert in her many passion areas, including but not limited to cooking, interior design, and sewing. She passed on this passion for learning to her two children, Cassandra and Eric, and made sure they were able to attend and complete school at the colleges of their choice. 


Marjean’s intelligence, wit, and charm made her many friends, and she kept those friends. She knew and enjoyed people from all walks of life - neighbors, workmates, even some people she met by happy chance - and loved to spend time with them. Marjean entertained her friends at her home, pitched in whenever they needed help, and was always there for her friends with a card, a gift, an ear, and hugs. Her friends were important to her and she appreciated their love and support throughout her life.


Marjean’s family was especially important to her. She loved her brothers and sisters and extended family dearly. She loved her children deeply and did all she could to support and help them. Marjean and Maynard were in high school together, but never talked until their 35th high school reunion, where they strangely ended up at lots of events together and hit it off. They got married a few years later, when they found out they’d been set up by their mutual high school friends. The set up worked well, and Marjean and Maynard were together for nearly 25 years. As her family grew with the additions of a son-in-law, Mark, and stepson Ben, daughter-in-law Jordan and grandson Pierce, Marjean opened her heart to them. 


Marjean leaves behind her husband, Maynard; children Cassandra (Mark) and Eric, as well as stepson Ben (Jordan) and grandson Pierce; sisters Rojean (Paul) and Darlene (Joe); brothers Duane (Linda), Bill (Marj), and Charlie (Bonnie); sisters-in-law Roslyn and Miriam (Dick); brother-in-law Ron; many beloved nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, great-great nieces and nephews; and many, many valued and loved friends.


A Celebration of Life for Marjean will be held on Saturday, March 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the Horan and McConaty Funeral Home, 1091 S. Colorado Boulevard, Denver CO. A reception will follow immediately after.


Donations in Marjean’s honor can be made to Girls Inc. ( or The Malala Fund (

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