October 4, 1924 ~ June 12, 2007
Waters, Mary M., a resident of Manhattan Beach, passed away in her home in Tuesday, June 12, 2007.
She is survived by her two sons, William Waters of Redondo Beach and James Waters of Pharump, Nevada; sister Arleen Grela of Eagle Rock, Ca.; daughters-in-law Carole Waters and Marti Nordskog; four grandsons, Tony and Chris Waters of Spokane WA., Darrin Waters of Edmonds WA., and Michael Waters of Redondo Beach, and 6 great grandchildren.
Mary was born in Los Angeles in 1924. As a young girl she was a Meglin Kiddie dancer. During WWII she enrolled in flight school and soloed at Quartzite, AZ and worked at the Manzanar Relocation Center.
She enrolled in college in the late '50's and went on to receive her Masters Degree in Library Science. Her career spanned over 20 years for the city of Orange.
Her passions were genealogy, gardening, quilting, and line dancing.
She always kept her Irish heritage alive by traveling back to Ireland several times over the years to visit her cousins and other relatives.
The Memorial Service will be held at Rice Mortuary Chapel in Torrance, CA on Sunday, June 24th at 1:00 PM. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation.
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