Allison, Mary Francis (Chapman)
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Mary was an Arizona pioneer born in a tent in Wickenburg, AZ on Dec. 28, 1937 and she remained an Arizona resident her whole life. For forty-eight years Mary was a visible contributing member of the Laveen community. She worked for the Laveen School District for over twenty years and became famous for her fresh baked rolls. As a 4-H leader and a Clogging coordinator Mary was deeply involved with the future of the children of Laveen. Laveen was part of her heart and she was so proud to be Grand Marshall of the Laveen Community Parade in 2008. She will be missed by everyone who knew her and shared her life. Mary is survived by her husband Bud, six children, many grandchildren, five brothers and one sister. Mary passed away Nov. 10, 2010 of cancer. Services will be Friday, November
19, 2010, at East Resthaven Park Mortuary, 4310 E Southern Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042. Viewing is 12-1:30 P.M followed by graveside services at 2 P.M. Dinner reception will follow at the family home at 12009 S 51st Ave. Laveen.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Nov. 18, 2010