Mary Mildred Criswell
Mary Mildred Criswell, 91, passed away on June 14, 2012, at the Sterling House in Greeley Co.
She was born on March 24, 1921, in Sterling, Nebraska, to John and Dessie Boltjes.
On February 19, 1937, she married Beryl Ray Criswell in St. Francis, Kansas. They farmed and ranched in Yuma, Morgan and Weld counties.
She was a wonderful mother and a mother to all. She loved to cook for family gatherings and sewing was her passion. 
Survivors include daughters, Betty Smythe of Canon City, Colo.  Goldie Klingenberg of Greeley, Colo; and son, Garry Criswell and wife Judy of Nunn, Colo; daughter-in-law Pat Criswell; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren; brother Floyd Boltjes and sisters Bertha Shepard, and Gayle Winemiller.
She was preceded in death by husband Beryl Criswell, sons, Melvin Criswell and Dale Criswell, daughter, Shirley Powers, granddaughter Shannon Criswell, great-great-grandson Gabe Richardson, brothers George Boltjes, John  Boltjes, and  sister Dessie Turnbull.
Viewing was held at the First Presbyterian Church in Otis, Colorado on Tuesday June 19, 2012, from 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Grave side services were held on Tuesday June 19, 2012, at 2 p.m. in at the Otis Cemetery in Otis, Colo.
Memorial donations may be made to donor’s choice.
Baucke Funeral Home directed the service.