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Mary Yvonne Lort

09/08/1936 - 10/01/2012

Mary Narro Lort, 76, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born September 8, 1936 to Sid and Lovena Patton in Antrim County, Michigan. Mary lived a happy, active life filled with many family members and close friends. She was blessed with the gift of creativity allowing her to share things beautifully crafted or hand sewn, with many dear to her heart. She loved sewing and flowers and worked for many years as a retail Floral Designer. In 1952 she married Joe Narro and for over 20 years, lived a military life together raising their four daughters; Marcy Marsden of Mesa, AZ; Pam Graves (Richard) of West Dover, VT; Teresa Martin (Mark) of Mesa, AZ; and Holly Klapper of Tempe, AZ. After the untimely death of her first husband, she later re-married Joe Lort, whose daughters are Susie Brister (Bob) of Wellington, NV; and Jan Christie (Rick) of Palm Desert, CA. Mary was preceded in death by both husbands, her parents Sid and Lovena, two brothers Dick and Jack, four sisters Waneta, Agnes, Mabel and Shirley, brothers in-law, John, Hugh, Gay and Ron, sister in-law, Rowena, sons-in-law, Rob Graves and Dennis Marsden. She is survived by her four daughters, two step-daughters, three siblings; brother Dave Patton (Maureen) and two sisters Vera Gordon and Wanda Wolgamott (Bub) and her sister in-law Jean and brother in-law Jim. Mary deeply loved her eight grandchildren; Austin, Heather, Blake, Tanner, Melissa, Clayton, Sarah and Heather, and her twelve great grandchildren; Zoe, Mackenzie, Allie, Brylie, Will, Rachael, Bailey, Alex, Kyle, Dylan, Emily and Karissa. Mary also is survived by siblings of both her husbands, who she dearly loved. Known for her selfless service to others and her devotion to friends and family, she will be missed by all.

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