Mary Ann Ragsdale 1945 — 2016

Posted October 20, 2016 at 10:15 am by

Mary Ann Ragsdale

Mary Ann Ragsdale

Mary Ann Rags­dale of San Juan Island, born Novem­ber 1, 1945 in Quin­cy, Mass­a­chu­setts, died Octo­ber 18, 2016 at St Joseph’s hos­pi­tal in Belling­ham sur­round­ed by her fam­i­ly. She was in no pain.

Mary Ann lived her life like each day was the last. She loved all that came across her path. She mar­ried the love of her life, Lynn, in 1980 and nev­er looked back. She was a woman filled with a fiery pas­sion for music, the­ater, art, trav­el, her grand baby and love.

She is sur­vived by her daugh­ter Can­dace and her beloved grand­son Bro­gan Lynn; her broth­ers John Jack­son and fam­i­ly, Marc Jack­son and fam­i­ly, Tom­my Jack­son and fam­i­ly, Steve Jack­son and fam­i­ly; cousins Lynette Bel­tran and fam­i­ly, Ceil­ia Kozuch and fam­i­ly; her sis­ter Mary Aubert and broth­er Lou Aubert.

There will be a cel­e­bra­tion of her life from 2 to 4 pm. Novem­ber 13, 2016 at the Roche Har­bor Pavil­ion. In hon­or of Mary Ann’s favorite col­or, every­one is asked to wear hues of pink.

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  1. I worked with Mary Ann at Down­rig­gers in the ear­ly 1990’s when I was a teenag­er. She was a love­ly woman full of warmth and great ener­gy. Even years lat­er when I would see her on the street, she would give me a big hug. The world has lost a tru­ly good person.

    Comment by Kristina Thalacker Ewing on October 21, 2016 at 3:36 pm
  2. Mary Ann was a pure spark of Joy and Love! She left a Lumi­nous trail wher­ev­er she went. Thank you for all the peo­ple you touched with your Love.

    Comment by Raelene Casaday on October 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm
  3. Some peo­ple can light up a room by just “being.” Mary Ann was one of those. We always remem­ber her with joy but miss her with sad­ness in our hearts.

    Comment by Marcia Hahn on November 11, 2016 at 2:08 pm
  4. I was mar­ried to Mary Ann for 10 years. She was a remark­able woman. It has been almost 40 years since we sep­a­rat­ed. I was sur­prised at the depth of my grief after all these years apart. My mar­riage to Mary Ann was the best 10 years of my life. I miss her.

    Comment by Bruce Wakeham on November 13, 2016 at 4:28 pm

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