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1917 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Our precious Aunt, Daughter, Sister, Wife, Mom, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and friend passed away, her family by her side, at the age of 100 years old.
Mary was born in January 1917 in Kansas City, MO to Elizabeth Knight and Thomas M. Hill Jr. Mary was the youngest of three children; her brother Tom and sister Dorothy preceded her in death. Mary and her siblings grew up in the Great Depression and their life was hard as was everyone's at that time, but they remained close throughout their long and happy lives. Mary attended the Scarritt School in Kansas City. Her family later moved to Los Angeles and she graduated from Garfield High School in East Los Angeles.
Mary's first job was working for two attorneys in Los Angeles. She later worked for the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Bureau of Land Management,and ultimately retired as a supervisor with the County of Los Angeles Social Services. In 1949 Mary married the love of her life, Robert Gerrior. They were married for 31 years and lived in Monterey Park, CA until
his death in 1980.
Mary has been a resident of Riverside, California for the last 35 years. We will remember her for her humor, love of family, independence, compassion, and for being at all times a good sport. She lived independently and was proud of it and at the end fought a brave and courageous battle. Mary's stories about family life and the Great Depression will be with us forever, and her memory will always be in our hearts. We will miss her greatly.
A Mass in celebration of Mary's life will be held at 10:00 a.m.on Thursday, May 11th at Saint Andrew's Newman Center. PRESTON AND SIMONS MORTUARY,
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Published in Press-Enterprise on May 10, 2017
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