It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Mary, a loving wife, mother and grandmother, on Friday, June 12, 2020 peacefully at home. Beloved wife to Chuck for 48 years. Cherished mother to Kristine (Kevin) and Kerry. Adored grandmother to Katie, Patrick, Caroline and Teddy. Dear sister to Christopher (Catherine) and Chuck (Susan). Mary will also be deeply missed as aunt, sister-in-law, and friend to so many who loved her. Predeceased by her father Ross, mother Helen and sister Elizabeth. Mary will live on through our memories of her sharing love, generosity and a courageous spirit.
Born on April 6, 1944 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, she spent her early years in Minnesota and Wisconsin. At age 14, her family moved to Southern California. After marrying Chuck in 1972, they started their married life in Detroit, Michigan and had their two daughters. Moving to Canada in 1976, the family enjoyed almost 20 years living in Ontario and British Columbia. In 1995, Chuck and Mary moved to Henderson, Nevada. Mary’s fun-loving, generous and enveloping spirit was legendary. So was her ability to create life-long friendships, edible masterpieces in the kitchen, beautiful quilts, and crafts with children. Mary’s greatest gifts were her daughters and grandchildren – and they adored her. She was loved by all and will be missed. Her spirit lives on in our memories.
Our family thanks Pastor Judith Alltree for the beautiful virtual Celebration of Life that she officiated on June 18, 2020. In lieu of flowers, Mary’s family would appreciate donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation, parkinson.org in the United States or Parkinson Canada, Parkinson.ca in Canada.