Mary Ann Craig, 81, of Vancouver, Washington, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, in Vancouver.
Born, July 8, 1935, in Ft. Sheridan, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Peter Karl and Mary Edna Sturm.
Mary Ann was a vibrant, intelligent, kind, loving, happy person who never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She always had a slight smile on her face. She loved spending time with her family and friends. She lived a long life filled with many adventures. She enjoyed traveling the world. Mary Ann was a part of many clubs: book, garden and hiking. She was a member of WILPF. She held a bachelor’s in political science. Mary Ann retired from the Brown County welfare department after 30 years. She received an award for her hard work and dedication. She moved to Vancouver, Washington, in 2013 so that her granddaughter, Ocheanna, and family could care for her in their home during her fight with dementia. She will be missed terribly by all.
Survivors include her sons, Thomas Allen Craig and Robert Scott Craig; sister, Barbara Macon and family; brother, Peter Sturm (Dianne) and family; grandchildren, Ocheanna Berciles and family, Curtis Favor, Shayna Bonney and family; nine great-grandchildren; and many maternal cousins of the William and Melissa Moore family with whom she was always very close.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Catherine Craig; and a grandson, Michael Luke Favor.
A celebration of life will be conducted at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St. in Bloomington. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. Wednesday until the time of the service at the chapel.
Memories of Mary Ann and condolences to the family may be made at thefuneralchapel.net.