Mary Sophia Underwood, 84, of Corning passed away at her home peacefully on December 26, 2012. Mary was born to James and Josephine Jensen in Safford, Ariz. She was a homemaker and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She found great joy in quilting, providing quilts to all of her family members. She loved to read and was a whiz at crossword puzzles. She enjoyed spending time with her brothers and sisters playing cards. Mary was a lady of tremendous courage and strength. A gentle and kind spirit that was deeply loved and will be forever missed. She is preceded in death by her husband Robert Burns Underwood, her father James Jensen, mother Josephine Jensen, sisters Goldia Packer and Verda Woods, brothers Kenneth, Alford, and Bobby Jensen. She is survived by her sister, Lita Wilson; brothers, Jimmy and Dryden Jensen; 5 children, John Woody Thompson, Karl Wayne Thompson, Sidney Charles Thompson, Mary Jo Limas, and Robert Burns Underwood II; 5 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.
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Published in Willows Journal on Jan. 5, 2013