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Loftis, Mary Lou (Lorts)
80, of Scottsdale, Arizona, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt died peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on August 23, 2015. Mary Lou was born March 8, 1935 in Royal Oak, Michigan to Andrew and Rosella Lorts, who preceded her in death. The family moved to Arizona in 1948, where Mary Lou attended St. Francis Grade School and St. Mary's High School. Mary Lou was a talented painter, seamstress, and avid reader who loved to golf and garden. She was a proud founding member of the Scottsdale Chapter of Teresians. Survived by her children, son Dennis Otter and daughters Linda (David) Hopkins and Sloane Hansen, along with daughter-in-law, Teresa Otter Pfaff, and was preceded in death by son Andrew Otter. Also survived by husband, William S. Loftis, along with her first husband and father to her four children, Gene Otter. Grandchildren; Joel, Ben, David and Jeremy Otter, Marissa and Connor Hopkins and Raina and Race Hansen as well as Race's girlfriend Julie Rosa. Sisters, Dottie (Pete) Beam, Madeline (Vince) Cardinal, Kathleen (Jim) Johnston, Beverly (Boyd) Bertrand and brothers Harry (Cheryl) Lorts and Mike (Sylvia) Lorts and proceeded in death by sister Patricia Harris. Mary Lou is also survived by dozens of loving nieces and nephews. Funeral Mass at St. Patrick's, 10815 N. 84th St, Scottsdale, AZ on Monday, August 31, 2015, at 11:00 AM followed by interment at National Memorial Cemetery, 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phx.

Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 30, 2015
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