Tributes to a popular Guider

Mary Rumble, right, and her daughter Melanie
Mary Rumble, right, and her daughter Melanie

Tributes have been paid to a woman who stood at the heart of the Elland community for three decades, after she died earlier this month.

Mary Rumble, 59, was born in 1955 and spent her formative years in Portslade, Brighton.

In 1984, Mary moved to West Yorkshire and settled in Elland following the birth of her daughter Melanie.

And although she was not a native of the town, she dedicated her life to making Elland a great place to live for all its residents.

Mary’s daughter Melanie, 32, said: “Mum really put 100 per cent into everything she did.

“She was so bright and bubbly and got involved in everything she could. If people needed help, she’d be the person to go to as she would do whatever she could.”

One of Mary’s main passions throughout her life was Girl Guiding. She was involved in the Elland Guides, was the Brighouse and Elland District Commissioner and served as the county camp advisor.

Mary also co-ordinated Weekend Care, which ran day care sessions for elderly and disabled people, volunteered with Elland amateur dramatics and carnival, and also sat on the committee for the Community Development Foundation.

Mary leaves her daughter Melanie, sister Janet and her two nieces Natalie and Louise.