Mary Perry

Mary Claggett Perry died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at Eastwood Assisted Living in Mora. She was 92 years old. 

She was born Aug. 9, 1926, in Calumet, to Arlow Claggett and Margaret Aldrich Claggett. She attended school in Warman.

She was united in marriage to Marvin Christian in 1946 and to this union four children were born. She was a homemaker and caregiver of Marvin until the time of his death. 

In July of 1971 she was united in marriage to Linford Perry. She then went to work at Boatel (Bluewater Yachts) and also did waitress work until retirement. After her retirement, she moved to Fridley to be close to her sisters.

She loved gardening, flowers, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, her pets and most of all her family. She was a lifetime member of Fridley VFW and for 65-plus years, a proud member of the Mora Legion Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marvin; son, Myron Christian; daughter-in-law, Rosa Christian; siblings and spouses, Dale, Tommy, Howard and Sally Claggett, Mae and Gene Christianson, Katie and Walter Erbstosser and Nellie and Loren Rogne; grandsons, Tony Halliday and Arthur Christian; great-grandson, Cody Haberman; brothers-in-law, Arthur, Lloyd Christian, Wyman Telander and Harold Skramstad; sisters-in-law, Anna Telander, Lila Skramstad and Shelvie and Julie Christian.

She is survived by children, Michael Christian of Grasston, Margaret (Rex) Utech of Williams, Iowa and Mariann (Darold) Burma of Big Lake; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Christian of North Branch; sister-in-law, Dorothy Christian of Mora and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Eastwood Life Enrichment Center, 160 Valhalla Circle, Mora.

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