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MARY CATHERINE SHOCKLEY Age 71, of Hemet, CA passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Hemet Valley Medical Center in Hemet, CA. Born on Halloween, October 31, 1941 in La Crosse, WI; she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Regina Fitzke. Mary served as a nurse for over 50 years, including 10 years for the Visiting Nurses Association of CA, helping hospice patients with their final journey. She was an excellent nurse and developed life-long friendships with co-workers, bosses and even former patients and their family members. Mary was a wonderful woman with a beautiful soul. She was empathetic and a great listener. She loved life and the mountains, and enjoyed spending time exploring the world around her. At home, she spent countless hours enjoying the view and watching wildlife. Mary also enjoyed gardening - vegetables, herbs, and succulents, were all represented. But, above all, her greatest loves in life were her family, friends and God. Preceded in passing in 2010 by her beloved husband, James, Mary is survived by her son, Michael; daughter-in-law, Meg; granddaughter, Alexandra; sisters, Margaret, Suni, Gayle and Audrey; brother, Bruce; brothers-in-law, John, Paul and Jack; best friends, Joanne and Gary; and her dog, Lucky. She will be sincerely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her. A funeral service will be held on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Christopher Catholic Church, Moreno Valley, CA. A graveside service will follow at 12:31 p.m. at Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, CA where she will rejoin her love of 48 years in eternal rest. Memorial Contributions can be made in Mary's name to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund at www.ocrf.org.

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Published in Press-Enterprise on Apr. 18, 2013
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