Mary C. Deere

mary deere obit pic.tif

Mary C. Deere

Mary C. Deere, 67, of Winkelman, Arizona, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2013.

Mary was born July 28, 1945 to Martha Frances Kelley and Wallace Edwin Crampton in Frankfort, Indiana.

Mary’s youth and education was spent growing up in Somerville, New Jersey. She attended Limestone College in Gaffney, South Carolina where she attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education. She later attended Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina and received her Master’s Degree. Mary began teaching physical education at Cherokee High School in Cherokee, North Carolina (1976-1979).

She met and later married her husband, William, in October 1979. Her move to Arizona included teaching students at Phoenix Indian High School (1979-1987); Hopi High School (1987-1996).

Mary’s later desire in life was to teach children with learning disabilities. She returned to school and became a certified special education teacher. She worked first at the Hayden-Winkelman Middle School as its special education teacher (1997-2010). She then served as the director from 2010 until her passing.

Mary loved “doing things” for her family members. All her efforts and love came unconditionally. Her presence and love will be greatly missed.

Mary is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Kelley Olivarez (Marcelino); granddaughter, Marcelina Mairey Olivarez; brother, John Crampton (Frances); and nephew, Johnny Crampton (Leigh Anne).

Services were held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2013 at Griffith Mortuary, 101 Johnston Dr. Kearny, AZ.

Please visit the online memorial at www.griffithmortuary.com.

July 28, 1945 – April 13, 2013

admin (7654 Posts)


Comments are closed.

  • Stories Just Posted

    Playoffs or bust for Panthers girls’ volleyball

    August 26th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun Last year the Panthers finished with a record of 13 – 10, just missing a berth in the state playoffs.


    Panthers too much for Wildkats in opener

    August 26th, 2014
    by

    Superior Sun Despite only a limited number of practices under their belt due to some late scheduling changes, the Panthers looked in midseason form as they routed the Duncan Wildkats


    Superior preschoolers head off to school, the first of firsts

    August 26th, 2014
    by

    Superior – The students and staff of Superior Head Start had their first day of the new school year on Monday, Aug.


    Superior’s Prickly Pear Festival fills Main St.

    August 26th, 2014
    by

    Once again, the Superior Chamber of Commerce and their well oiled machine of volunteers and community advocates hosted a successful event.


  • Stories Just For You

    Grover ‘G.C.’ Fairchild Jr.

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Grover (G.C.) Fairchild, Jr., of San Manuel, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014. G.C. was born in Winnsboro, Louisiana, […]


    Abner Lavell Martin

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Abner Lavell Martin, 89, passed away Dec. 8, 2013 at his home in Central, Arizona, surrounded by his loving family. […]


    Lola Wright McGovern (Cardell)

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Lola Wright McGovern (Cardell) gave up this earthly life in the early morning of Jan. 1, 2014, after a brave […]


    Gary Smith

    January 8th, 2014
    by

    Memorial services for Gary Smith, 54, will be held at Griffith Mortuary Chapel in Kearny on Jan. 10, 2014 at […]


  • Facebook

  • [Advertisement.]
  • Arizona Headlines & Current Weather

  • Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin