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 Mary Alice <I>Wyatt</I> Giles

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Mary Alice Wyatt Giles

Birth
Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, USA
Death
12 Apr 2013 (aged 86)
Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Dowagiac, Cass County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID
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MARY ALICE GILES, 86, of Dowagiac, Mich., passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013, at her home. Mary Alice's life began on Sept. 27, 1926, in Fort Wayne. She was a daughter of Newton F. and Regis (Stier) Wyatt. She married James P. Giles on Sept. 13, 1947, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Mary Alice was employed as a secretary for 33 years at Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac. She was a faithful parishioner of Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, and a member of the church choir. She was an active volunteer at the St. Vincent dePaul Society and the women of the Moose Lodge 933. Mary Alice enjoyed volunteering in the gift shop at Lee Memorial Hospital. She was an avid Notre Dame Athletics fan, attending Mass at Notre Dame, visiting the grotto and going to cheer on the Irish football team every chance she had. Mary Alice's loving family includes her husband of 65 years, Jim Giles of Dowagiac; children, Maureen (Gary) Kohlheim-Keeling of Cape Coral, Fla., Stephanie First of Dowagiac, Pegeen Zygaitis of Eugene, Ore., Patrick (William Chapman- Nyaho) Giles of Seattle, Wash., Kevin Giles of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., Sheila (Bill) Krohne of Keeler, Shelaigh Elrod of Dowagiac, Mary Kate (Dave Phillips) Serignese of Dowagiac, Christine (Lloyd Styburski) Owsiany of Watervliet, Caroline (Kevin Rank) Kusa of Dowagiac, Molly (Don) Bonomo of Dowagiac, and Martha (Joe) Hassle of Dowagiac; 36 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Dangler of Naples, Fla. and Kathleen Weigman of Tacoma, Wwas.; and brother, Terry Wyatt of Naples, Fla. "She often said that her children were her greatest accomplishments." She was preceded in death by brothers, Ray and Joseph Wyatt. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, with Father Kevin Covert officiating. Her family will gather with friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Yazel & Clark Chapel & Cremation Services. She will be laid to rest in Calvary Catholic Cemetery

MARY ALICE GILES, 86, of Dowagiac, Mich., passed away on Friday, April 12, 2013, at her home. Mary Alice's life began on Sept. 27, 1926, in Fort Wayne. She was a daughter of Newton F. and Regis (Stier) Wyatt. She married James P. Giles on Sept. 13, 1947, at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Fort Wayne. Mary Alice was employed as a secretary for 33 years at Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac. She was a faithful parishioner of Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, and a member of the church choir. She was an active volunteer at the St. Vincent dePaul Society and the women of the Moose Lodge 933. Mary Alice enjoyed volunteering in the gift shop at Lee Memorial Hospital. She was an avid Notre Dame Athletics fan, attending Mass at Notre Dame, visiting the grotto and going to cheer on the Irish football team every chance she had. Mary Alice's loving family includes her husband of 65 years, Jim Giles of Dowagiac; children, Maureen (Gary) Kohlheim-Keeling of Cape Coral, Fla., Stephanie First of Dowagiac, Pegeen Zygaitis of Eugene, Ore., Patrick (William Chapman- Nyaho) Giles of Seattle, Wash., Kevin Giles of Ft. Myers Beach, Fla., Sheila (Bill) Krohne of Keeler, Shelaigh Elrod of Dowagiac, Mary Kate (Dave Phillips) Serignese of Dowagiac, Christine (Lloyd Styburski) Owsiany of Watervliet, Caroline (Kevin Rank) Kusa of Dowagiac, Molly (Don) Bonomo of Dowagiac, and Martha (Joe) Hassle of Dowagiac; 36 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; sisters, Carol Dangler of Naples, Fla. and Kathleen Weigman of Tacoma, Wwas.; and brother, Terry Wyatt of Naples, Fla. "She often said that her children were her greatest accomplishments." She was preceded in death by brothers, Ray and Joseph Wyatt. Mass of Christian Burial is 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, with Father Kevin Covert officiating. Her family will gather with friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Yazel & Clark Chapel & Cremation Services. She will be laid to rest in Calvary Catholic Cemetery


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