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Mary Ryan Ackerman


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Mary Ryan Ackerman Obituary
August 31, 1920 - June 1, 2017 Mary Ackerman of Ventura passed away on June 1, 2017 at the age of 96. She joins Bill Ackerman, her loving husband of 49 years, and her brother, Jim Ryan. Born in New Jersey, a daughter of James and Kathryn Ryan, Mary moved to Los Angeles as a girl, attending Marymount High School and graduating from UCLA. Before moving to Ventura, she resided and raised her family in Bel-Air, Westwood and Pacific Palisades. For many years, she worked and lectured for the Getty Museum, specializing in 17th and 18th Century French decorative arts, and took several memorable study trips to Europe. Mary was a long time member of the Bel-Air Bay Club and was active in Republican politics. Mary is survived by her children, Kathy Cairns, Suzie Ouelette, Jim Ackerman and Mary Muntz; her grandchildren Amber Lee Ackerman, Becky Ackerman, Camille Demetrion, Rose Ouelette, Cassie Muntz and Casey Muntz; daughter-in-law Kathy Ackerman and sons-in-law Tom Cairns and Denis Ouelette; her sister, Kathy Campbell and sister-in-law Patty Ryan. Funeral mass will be held on July 14, 2017 at 11:00 at Our Lady of the Assumption Church, 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura, CA 93003. In lieu of flowers, donations are suggested to the Young and Brave Foundation.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 10 to June 11, 2017
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