As we started the 28 Hours of Hope this morning, we received a visit from the family of Mary Ann Miller of Greeley who passed away one week ago today. Mary Ann was a long-time K99 listener and supporter of the 28 Hours of Hope through the Good Times Car Club of Greeley. She was only 66 years old when she passed away on March 21, 2013.

When Mary Ann realized that she was not going to make it long enough to see the 15th Annual 28 Hours of Hope, one of her last requests was in regards to the 28 Hours of Hope. When her family stopped by our studios this morning, they said that before she died, Mary Ann was worried that she wouldn't be able to make her donation this year. She asked that any money the family would spend on flowers and decorations at her funeral be donated to the 28 Hours of Hope instead. She also asked her family to give in her honor. We were truly touched when family members brought in a check this morning, and took this photo with the family members that stopped by.

Mary Ann Miller's Obituary

Mary Ann Miller, 66, passed away March 21, 2013, in Greeley. She was born Sept. 28, 1946, to Edna Rose Souders.

Mary moved to Keenesburg and graduated from Weld Central High School in 1964. She married Jim Miller on April 10, 1965, in Greeley. She worked for The Greeley Tribune in the ‘70s, CarQuest Auto Parts of Greeley, and part-time for city of Greeley Parks and Recreation department.

Mary was very active as a lifetime member of the Good Times Car Club of Greeley.

Mary is survived by her husband, Jim of Greeley; sons, Jimmy Dean Miller and Dannie Lynn Miller, both of Greeley; daughter, Joann Miller Bruntz of Windsor; grandchildren, Kevin Bruntz of Akron, Colo., Ryan Bruntz and Jenna Bruntz, both of Windsor; and sisters, Vianna (Fred) Linnebur of Roggen, Colo., and Rosalie (Bill) Hoffman of Rozel, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Edna Rose Souders; and sister, Linda Baumgartner.

Memorial gifts may be made to K-99 Radio, 28 Hours of Hope, in memory of Mary Miller.