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Hulen, Mary Jo

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March 20, 1945 - May 21, 2016

Hulen, Mary Jo

HULEN, MARY JOSEPHINE (nickname – MARY JO)

Born on March 20, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY and passed away on May 21, 2016 in Plano, Texas.

Loving Mother, Caring Grandmother, Beloved Sister and Friend.  Attended Hauppauge High School, NY; Bachelor of Science from Hofstra University, NY; Master in Education from University of Kansas, KS; Masters in English as a Second Language (ESL) from University of Metro Denver, CO.  Teacher in Education, Media Specialist and ESL, retiring from East Elementary in Littleton, CO.  Volunteer accomplishments include Peace Corps in Turkey, and childrens’ orphanage in Jakarta, Indonesia.  Love of books and travel, multi-lingual in 6 languages.

Beloved by her family, friends and her church.  Member of the congregation at South Suburban Christian Church, Littleton, CO (1979-2011); and Trinity Presbyterian Church, Plano, TX (2011-2016).  Preceded in death by Paul Hulen, Husband; Mary Posnak, Mother; and Alexander Posnak, Father.

Survived by Keri Olson, Daughter; Kevin Hulen, Son; Keith Hulen, Son; and 7 Grandchildren.

Memorial Services will be held at Trinity Presbyterian Church PCA, Plano, TX, Friday, May 27, 2016 at 10:00 am and South Suburban Christian Church, Littleton, CO, Friday, June 10, 2016 at 11:00 am.

A commemorative plaque has been placed in Celebration of the Life of Mary Jo Hulen at Mission Nombre De Dios, Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche, St. Augustine, FL, 32084.

In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made in her memory to Trinity Presbyterian Church PCA (Plano, TX) towards the missions or ESL (English as a Second Language) ministries.

Found comfort in her faith and solace in her unwavering love of our Lord Jesus Christ.   We love you, you will remain in our hearts and prayers, may you soul be at peace eternal.

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Cindy Gothard

June 09, 2016 9:02PM

Mary Jo was a wonderful teammate and like a second mom to me. She helped make me a better teacher and listened to all my stories as my boys grew up. I will miss her dearly. Rest in peace MJ. Love you!


Christel Doremieux

May 31, 2016 8:37PM

I am so sad… Mary Jo was a remarkable teacher. I met her when my nephews moved from France to live with us. When they started at East Elementary they didn’t speak a word of English. After only a few months studying with Mary Jo they were able to speak fluently and attend regular classes. I was so impressed by the quality of her work. She was kind, patient and cared a lot about her students.


Linda Brummett

May 31, 2016 3:50PM

Mary Jo,
Our Family was Blessed twice over; the day your Son took our Daughter's hand in marriage, and You came into our lives. I will miss you.


Denise Posnak Gaffney

May 31, 2016 1:15PM

Aunt Mary Jo was filled with light and life. She inspired me with her wonderful stories from the brave, adventurous life she lived. She was brilliant - and always seemed to be smiling. I feel honored to be related to her and will miss her here.


Bruce Adams

May 31, 2016 12:20PM

Our memories at Hofstra and following when you joined the Peace Corps and I went into the Army will be with me always.


Joyce Helphrey

May 31, 2016 11:04AM

Mary Jo,dear friend. I admired Mary Jo for her enthusiasm and love for all. Her faith in the Lord shown in everything she did.


Ann DeRosear

May 31, 2016 9:12AM

I will always cherish the friendship we had.

Ann DeRosear


Richard B Cunningham

May 31, 2016 8:59AM

Wonderful friend. Treasured memories.

Kim and Richard