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Mary Ann Allison, age 51 years, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly of Caro, passed away on Monday, April 24, 2006, at her home. She was born on August 23, 1954, in Cass City, daughter of the late Samuel and Arlene (Freeman) Salgat.

Mary Ann had attended Caro High School and graduated in Flint. She held both a BS and MSW from the University of Michigan and had recently been accepted in a Doctorate program at Central Michigan University. She had been employed as a social worker with both the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the Isabella County Medical Care Facility. Mary Ann enjoyed shopping, gardening, and collecting Indian salt and pepper shakers. She was a member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan and the U of M Alumni.

Mary is survived by her children, Timothy (Scarlott) Reedy of Burton, and Joshua Allison of Mt. Pleasant and his father, Robert Allison of Caro; one grandson, Garett Brent Reedy of Burton; her siblings, James (Charlene) Trisch of Pickford, Sandra Smith of Mt. Pleasant, Eugene Salgat of Fargo, North Dakota and Michael Salgat of Fairgrove; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two nephews, Scott and Jeff Salgat.

The funeral will be held at the Collon Funeral Home in Caro on Thursday, April 27, 2006, at 12:00 p.m. with Pastor Arnold Burger and Milton (Beaver) Pelcher officiating. Burial will follow in the Ellington Township Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until time of service at 12:00 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Central Michigan or the American Cancer Society .

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