Mary Emma Grant (1917 - 2011)

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Mary Emma Grant was called home by the Lord on July 8, 2011, three months after her 94th birthday.

Mary was born April 20, 1917, in Malta to Louis and Mary Natalie DeBray, one of nine children.

Mary was a long-time resident of Montana and the state of Washington. She has resided in New Mexico since 2005. After working for the Kmart Corporation for 25 years, she retired at age 78.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Bruce Chidester in 1952; her husband, Eugene B. Ayres in 2009; and her son, John Marshall Chidester in 1993.

She is survived by three children, Wanda Husman of Albuquerque, N.M., George Chidester of Bellingham, Wash., and Teri Burrows of Bozeman. She has six grandchildren, Heidi Husman, Bruce Husman, Stephanie Husman, Adam Burrows, William Burrows and Hannah Burrows; and two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Morgan Husman.

Mary's beautiful smile and loving heart will be missed dearly by all her family and friends.

Mary's family would like to thank the staff of Share Your Care Adult Day Care Center, Los Volcanes Road, and Ladera Nursing and Rehabilitation Care Center for all their loving care.

Visitation will be Wednesday, July 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Road Chapel, Rio Rancho, N.M. Rosary and Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 1502 Sara Road S.E., Rio Rancho, N.M. To view funeral information or to leave condolences, please visit

Ms. Grant's care has been entrusted to Daniels Family Funeral Services, Sara Chapel, 4310 Sara Road S.E., Rio Rancho, NM 87124; (505) 892-9920.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from July 11 to July 12, 2011
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