Maria "Mary" McLees (1949 - 2011)

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Maria "Mary" Carmen McLees, age 61, passed away March 29, 2011, in Chandler, Ariz. Mary was born to Antonio Cuadrado De La Fuente and Maria Del Carmen De Las Heras on Aug. 29, 1949, in Cadiz, Spain.

Mary grew up and was educated in Cadiz. She earned her diploma at just 14 years of age. She was then married to Gary McLees on April 10, 1966, in Cadiz. Together, they moved from Spain to Mesa, Ariz. Throughout her life, she was a homemaker and then worked in customer service for 11 years at Sears in Mesa.

Mary enjoyed being an artist, sewing, quilting, reading, shopping, and loved spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband, Gary E. McLees; daughter, Mary Ellen Sark; son, Antony McLees; mother, Carmen Cuadrado of Spain; brothers, Antonio and Jose Luis Cuadrado De Las Heras; sisters, Maria and Angelita Cuadrado De Las Heras; brothers-in-law, John McLees and Bob McLees; grandchildren, Nicole Coleman, Skylor Sark, Madison McLees, and Aaron Sark; and great-granddaughter, Shelby Sark.

She is preceded in death by her father, Antonio Cuadrado De La Fuente; father-in-law, Jack McLees; and mother-in-law, Ellen McLees.

Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, April 7, at St. Mary Catholic Community. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Lewis & Clark Humane Society, P.O. Box 4455, Helena, MT 59604.

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Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on Apr. 5, 2011
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