Mary Lou Edgeworth Obituary – The Arizona Republic

Mary Lou Edgeworth died on August 1, 2022 in Mesa, Arizona. She was born in September 1938 in Melcher, Iowa, to Paul and Bertha Bubon. In 1941 they moved to Berwyn, a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. At 18, Mary Lou entered a convent to become a Catholic nun and taught in San Antonio, Texas. She did not make her perpetual vows, but remained lifelong friends with nuns. After moving back to Illinois, in 1962 she married Thomas Edgeworth and had two sons, David and Jimmy. Mary Lou was devoted to her son Jimmy, who had special needs, and lovingly gave him the extra time and parenthood he needed. The family moved to Scottsdale in 1978. Jimmy died in 1988 (cancer); Thomas and Mary Lou divorced in 1989. Mary Lou then worked as an assistant teacher in the Scottsdale School District for 21 years. She loved helping people learn; she didn’t mind if they needed more time. Mary Lou was an excellent car driver and a good athlete (softball, tennis). She was a huge sports fan, especially baseball, basketball, and football. Mary Lou is survived by her sister Dolores and her son David. She was predeceased by her parents and sister Dorothy. Friday, August 19 will be the rosary at 10:30 a.m. and the funeral mass at 11 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Spirit (Tempe). At 12:30 p.m., the interment service will be held at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery (Mesa), West Side. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Posted August 12, 2022

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Church of the Holy Spirit (Tempe).

August 19, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.