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Mary Ellen (Roseberry) Grandison

September 2, 1943 ~ November 13, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old

Mary Grandison Obituary

Mary E. Grandison (Roseberry) passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones. Born

September 2nd, 1943, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Sarah Mae (Albaugh) Ohler.

She graduated from Dennison High School in 1962 and attended Tucso Beauty School. She

never worked as a cosmetologist, except for the many friends and family members she styled

through the years. She was employed at both Twin City Hospital and Union Hospital for many

years. She enjoyed helping others through her work in the healthcare field.

Mary is survived by her husband and best friend, Charles William (Bill). They were married June

9th, 1962, and celebrated their 61st anniversary this past summer. They enjoyed going to

dinner, watching Lifetime movies, and spending quality time together. They were truly

soulmates, setting a wonderful example for their family of what true love looks like. She is

survived by her daughter, Kris Gonzales; grandchildren, Lexy (Andrew) Wallace, David (Lacey)

Gonzales, and Tori Gonzales; great grandchildren, Kamrie and Davin Gonzales. She is also

survived by her sister, Nancy (Larry) Rosenberry and many special nieces and nephews. In

addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her daughter, Beth Grandison-Fox; her

brother, Glenn Roseberry; sisters Beverly Shelton, Gloria Czatt, Kay Hunt, and infant sister

Linda Roseberry; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles and Anna Grandison; sister-in-law

and brother-in-law, Patty and Barry Kopp.

Mary was a truly selfless person. She and her husband, Bill, chose to raise their granddaughter,

Lexy. Little did they know, Lexy would continue to call and visit multiple times a day, even after

getting married and moving into her own home. Mary would often call her granddaughter just to

ask what her granddog was doing, and her granddog loved visiting grandma and papa’s house.

Every pet that visited or lived with Mary was always so spoiled. She truly loved animals. She

always gave the best advice, and she was a big believer in making your own happiness.

Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her family and spoiling her children,

grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Mary was very protective of her family. She always

made sure they were the best dressed with her keen sense of fashion. She, of course, was one

of Marshall’s best customers! She took her grandkids shopping for every big event, helping to

pick out just the right outfit for every special occasion. Mary always organized and planned

every family event, and everything was always perfect. She could take on tasks that an entire

family would struggle to complete. When she wasn’t teasing her family, she loved watching her

great grandchildren smile and laugh as they opened gifts on holidays and birthdays, making

sure they had everything they wanted and more. On the 25th of every month, you would be sure

to receive a text from Mary saying “X months until Christmas!”

Mary loved her trips to Buehlers, making sure to pick up snacks for the entire family. If you

mentioned liking a certain item, she would make sure you never ran out… to the point you no

longer liked that item anymore. Mary had a serious sweet tooth, one that she passed down to

her grandchildren. She never turned down tiramisu or bread pudding. In addition to her sweet

tooth, her grandchildren also inherited her shopping addiction and stubbornness. During her

weekly shopping trip to Buehlers, she always made sure to stop at the floral department, picking

up a fresh blue carnation. There was never a week where Mary and Bill didn’t visit their late

daughter’s gravesite with her favorite colored flower.

In keeping with Mary’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. A burial and celebration of life will

be held at a later date.


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