February 9, 1942 ~ June 6, 2009
Mary Ann Courtney, of Torrance CA, age 67 died June 6, 2009 surrounded by love.
She is the beloved family member of John, Frances, and Margaret, [and their families]. She is survived by her Godson Alberto. She is also survived by Nieces and Nephews: John, Gena, Christine, Matthew, Rosa, Beatrice, John Andrew, Christopher, David, Leanne, and Carley and their families; Grand Nieces and Nephews: Julia, Ian, Miles, Sofia, Natalia, Matthew, Maggie and Madeline. She is further survived by a plethora of cousins too numerous to mention.
Ms. Courtney had a distinguished career in Federal Service. She was a linguist who spoke various dialects of Spanish and American Sign Language, a world traveler, a teacher, an avid correspondent and the family historian. She had a bright smile and a welcome for everyone. After retirement she returned to school, earned her credentials in Early Education. She taught as a bilingual Spanish and English teacher. She pursued studies in Native American Culture and tutored on a Navajo Reservation. She taught in a local preschool. She volunteered in the local hospital.
There will be a Memorial Mass for her on Tuesday June 9 at 10 AM. St. Catherine Laboure, 3846 Redondo Beach Blvd, Torrance, CA 90504. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Charity of Your Choice. Mary Ann's favorite charities included, Cancer Care, Little Company of Mary, Native Americans.
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