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Marie Perez (Thylander)

August 17, 1954 - January 1, 2019

Burial Date: January 5, 2019

A service celebrating her life, influence, and friendship will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Celebration Church, 2900 Sunnyside Rd., Montrose at 2pm. In lieu of sending flowers a donation may be made in Marie’s honor to: Mercy Ships- mercyships.org or Rancho Los Amigos Children’s Home- ywamepj.org. To donate to other charitable organizations in her honor, please contact Eldorado Financial at (970) 249-9900.

Marie Thylander Perez, a resident of Cimarron and Montrose, Colorado since 1989, passed peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on New Year’s Day. She was 64 years old. Born in Stockholm, Sweden, Marie was a world sojourner and follower of Jesus with a heart for hospitality and serving others. She spent 11 years with Mercy Ships, a Christian organization operating a fleet of hospital ships. While living aboard the M/V Anastasis she met and married Taylor Perez. Together they raised two sons in Cimarron, and after moving to Montrose they adopted three siblings from a children’s home in Mexico.  Marie was a woman of noble character, a steadfast friend, and truly loved by many around the world. A service celebrating her life, influence, and friendship will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Celebration Church, 2900 Sunnyside Rd., Montrose at 2pm. In lieu of sending flowers a donation may be made in Marie’s honor to: Mercy Ships- mercyships.org or Rancho Los Amigos Children’s Home- ywamepj.org. To donate to other charitable organizations in her honor, please contact Eldorado Financial at (970) 249-9900.

 

Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.