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Mary Margaret Canady

03/26/1932 - 10/16/2021
Service Date: 10/25/2021
Service Time: 11:00 am
Service Location: Bunker's University Chapel- 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213
Visitation Date: 10/25/2021
Visitation Time: 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Visitation Location: Bunker's University Chapel - 3529 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213
Interment: Green Acres Cemetery

Mary Margaret Canady, 89, passed away on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Banner Gateway Hospital, Mesa, Arizona.

Mary was born March 26, 1932, to Earl and Nelia Taylor in West Jefferson, NC. She spent her childhood there and later moved to Burlington, NC, where she went to work for Western electric, as a circuit board fabricator, retiring after 25 years.

She was married to Lee Canady on September 2, 1950, in Burlington. They traveled a lot for their jobs and enjoyed camping and traveling with the Red Dale Camping Club.

Mary was a long-time member of Eastern Star. She loved to play cards and was always ready for ‘lunch out’ and a trip to the casino.

Mary and Lee lived in Illinois for 25 years and traveled to Mesa as ‘snowbirds’ until 2003 when they purchased a home in Citrus Gardens in Mesa.

Preceding her in death are her parents, brothers Dale, Billy and Harold and sister, Virginia Absher. She is survived by her husband and many good friends.

Services are Monday, October 25, 2021, at 11 AM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 East University Drive, in Mesa. She will be laid to rest in Green Acres Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to Shriner’s Hospital for children.

Arrangements by Bunker’s University Chapel, www.bunkerfuneral.com. Should this obituary appear anywhere but www.bunkerfuneral.com, please check our website for accurate details and service information.


  • Bruce & Sue Broman

    Lee, we were saddened to hear about Mary’s passing. We are keeping you in our thoughts & prayers. May you find great comfort in the memories you have of Mary. God Bless.

  • Lee, so sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Will see you soon. Take care.

  • Paul & Karen Canady

    Our deepest sympathy for your great loss.

  • Lee, I know the hurt is strong right now but I pray you will find comfort in the days to come, remembering good times together .. sweet memories.

  • Shar and Charlie Peters

    So sorry to just recently learn of Mary’s passing. We have many fond memories of both of you.

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