Mary Elizabeth (Leary) Sardeson, 83, of Castle Rock, Colo., died Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, after suffering many years from Alzheimer's.
Mary was born to William and Charlotte Leary on Dec. 11, 1929.
She attended and graduated from Central High School in Sioux City in 1948.
Mary married David O. Sardeson on Jan. 21, 1950. David died in April of 2005.
Mary and Dave had three children, Shirley Elizabeth, Arnold Lee, and Cathy Lynn.
The family lived in Le Mars in the 1970s.
Mary is survived by three children, Shirley Gassman and husband, Rick, of Centennial, Colo., Arnold Sardeson and wife, Nyoka, of Sioux City, and Cathy Donlin and husband, Jim, of Escondido Calif.; seven grandchildren, Michelle and Jason James, of Englewood, Colo., Joseph Donlin, of Escondido, Calif., Joshuah and Maria Donlin, in Tolleson, Ariz., Sandi Lemieux in Alabama, Kristy and Ryan Stille in Nebraska, Jason Sardeson in California, and Stephanie Durston in Iowa; many, many great-grandchildren, including Aspen Westfall, Moira Montgomery, River James of Englewood Colo., Joshuah III, Devin, and Mayson Donlin in Tolleson, Ariz.
A memorial service was held at the Castle Rock Care Center in Castle Rock, Colo., on Monday, Jan. 14. In lieu of flowers, donations will be appreciated to the Alzheimer's Association.