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Mary Lou was born August 20, 1932 in Orland Calif. to Caroline "Carrie" (Meyer) and Leroy Abshire. Mary Lou graduated from Orland High School in 1951. She and her husband Jim met when their roommates married, and the rest is history. She followed her husband during his Air Force career as it took them to Goose Bay Labrador, Great Falls Montana, Kansas City Missouri and back to CA, settling in Merced in 1971.
She was active in bowling leagues everywhere they lived, loved her cats, plants, and quilting. Mary Lou had a wonderful sense of humor & an infectious laugh.
She passed unexpectedly on Feb. 19, 2013 after a brief illness.
Mary Lou was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Ken. She is survived by her husband of 57 years James M. Flagg Jr.; sister, Shirley Mullally; and many devoted nieces and nephews. Per her wishes there will be no Memorial. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Published in Willows Journal from Mar. 2 to Mar. 9, 2013