Mary M. Pickering, 88, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018 in Santa Rosa, California. She was a resident of California for the past 35 years and was a former resident of Rock Springs, WY.
Ms. Pickering was born April 2, 1930 in Prince, UT, the daughter of Tom N. Fitzgerald and Florence Adelle Beveridge Fitzgerald. She attended schools in Rock Springs, Wyoming and was a 1948 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. Ms. Pickering attended the University of Wyoming for one year. She also worked as a data processor for Trans World Systems for many years until she later retired on March 31, 1995.
Her greatest joy was being “Grandma.” She enjoyed gardening, spending time with her pets, teaching Sunday School for the congregational church, and baton whirling.Mary is survived by: her daughter, Mary (and husband, Ken) Marshall, of Windsor, CA; her granddaughter, Colette Burrows, of Windsor, California, three great grandchildren: Kennedy, Austin, and Raygen Burrows, all of Windsor, CA; her sister-in-law, Pat Fitzgerald, of Rock Springs, WY. She is also survived by several cousins, nieces (including Susan Fitzgerald, of Salt Lake City, UT) and nephews (including Mike (and wife Paula) Fitzgerald, of Rock Springs, WY and Keith Fitzgerald, of Rock Springs, WY).
Ms. Pickering was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Thomas “Tuck” H. Fitzgerald, as well as several aunt and uncles.
The family would like to thank all at Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospice, and Santa Rosa Convalescent for her wonderful care.
Private family service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2018 at Windsor Healdsburg Crematory & Mortuary, 9660 Old Redwood Highway, Windsor, CA 95492.
Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at 11:00 a.m. on June 15, 2018 at the Vase Funeral Home, 154 Elk St, Rock Springs, WY 82901. Graveside inurnment to immediately follow at Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery, 800 Thompson Street, Rook Springs, WY 82901. A Celebration of Mary’s Life is being planned for a later date. Details to be announced. The family of Mary Pickering respectfully requests donations in her memory be made to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 5807, Cheyenne, WY 82003.