Mapes Colleen


Colleen Rader Mapes

resident of Tucson since 1971, died July 9, 2013. She was born November 9, 1928 on a ranch in Elk County, Kansas the first child of James Cornell Rader and Helen L. Hart. She attended elementary school through eighth grade in a one room school on the corner of her grandfather Rader's farm. She graduated from Howard, Kansas High School. In 1949 she was married to William Mapes in Manhattan, Kansas. They have a daughter, Linda Smith (Del) and four grandsons, Colin, Shawn, Brandon and Brent and eight great-grandsons and four great-granddaughters. Colleen rived a degree in Art and Education from Kansas State University and earned a Masters Degree in Education at the University of Arizona. She was a teacher of fifth and seventh grades and taught in several states and on the island of Guam. One of her favorite hobbies was family history research. She was a member of several ancestral societies including Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She served as regent of the El Presidio Chapter DAR in Tucson. Because of her interest in art and archaeology and in learning about other cultures, she traveled in around sixty countries on six continents. Final services will be private.