Mary Frances Launius
Mary Frances Launius
  • August 4, 1938 - October 22, 2017
  • Glendale, Arizona

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Mary Frances Launius passed away on October 22, 2017.

She was born on August 4, 1938 in Ottawa, Kansas to the late Francis and Mary Jane McAlexander.
On Christmas Day 1957 Mary and Jesse Launius were united in marriage; they shared 59 years of marriage prior to her death.

Mary spent her life supporting her husband, Jesse in his Air Force career. The couple married in Ottawa, Kansas and soon began moving around the world, having lived in England, Kansas, Idaho, Arkansas and finally orders brought the family to Arizona in 1975, where Mary lived the remainder of her days. Mary loved her husband, her girls, and her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved to travel and spend time with her family. She made friends wherever she went and if you were her friend, you knew she loved you because she showed it! But most of all, she loved Jesus with all of her heart and would love nothing more than for her family and friends to know Him like she did: as a loving Heavenly Father and Savior.

Mary is survived by her husband Jesse, three daughters Brenda Silks, Linda Pryor (Curtis Pryor) & Marianne Launius-Socha, three siblings Dolores Genova, George McAlexander & Sylvia Grant, eight grandchildren Lori, Michael, Michelle, Erin, Megan, Adam, Zephaniah & Hunter and ten great grandchildren Simolena, June, Alex, Tylor, Kaelyn, Melody, Michaela, Henry, Brooke & Nixon.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 9:30-10:30AM at West Resthaven Funeral Home, 6450 W. Northern Avenue, Glendale. Funeral services will begin at 10:30AM. Burial will follow at National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona, 23029 N Cave Creek Rd, Phoenix.