Marie Oreskey

January 10, 1926March 15, 2021

Marie Oreskey passed away at her home on March 15, 2021 due to natural causes. She was 95 years old. Marie was born on January 10th, 1926 in La Veta Colo., to Susan and John Smalley. She is survived by children Susan (Peter) Juba, Janet (Carmen) Juliano , and Mike (Sandy) Oreskey; grandchildren Nichole Juliano, Felix (Andrea) Juliano, Marcus (Caity) Juliano, Mathew (Jennifer) Oreskey, Tyler Oreskey, Jordan Oreskey; step grandchildren: Lynette Pearce, Lorelle Juba, Robyn Juba; and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by husband George Oreskey, son Richard Oreskey; parents; Susan (John) Smalley, siblings; infant sister Mary Smalley, Nick (Elizabeth) Smalley, Anne (Joseph) Ferrari, Pete (Irene) Smalley, Helen (Vern) Corbet, Joe (Annie) Smalley, John (Wilma) Smalley, and George Smalley. Marie and George were married at St. Michaels Orthodox Church on November 24, 1944. Marie worked at Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph as a telephone operator until the arrival of her first child (Richard) on October 24, 1952. She then focused on raising her family until returning to work as a telephone operator in 1973 at the Colorado State Hospital. She retired in 1988. She enjoyed her involvement in church, growing her flowers, going on fishing trips with her whole family, and touring Europe with the in-laws and outlaws. Her greatest joy were the holidays spent with the entire family at their home.

Special thanks to Abode Home Hospice, especially Melissa, Naomi, Laura, Michelle, Eric (chaplain), and Cassie (social worker) – you were our guardian angels during this difficult time. Rosary at 6 PM Friday, March 19th TG McCarthy Chapel. Funeral at 9 AM at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, 414 West 11th St.. Internment following service at Roselawn Cemetery.


  • Nichole Juliano, Pallbearer
  • Felix Juliano, Pallbearer
  • Marcus Juliano, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Oreskey, Pallbearer
  • Tyler Oreskey, Pallbearer
  • Jordan Oreskey, Pallbearer
  • Carmen Juliano, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Pete Juba, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Rosary

    Friday, March 19, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Saturday, March 20, 2021


Marie Oreskey