Jeffords, Mary Lee of Phoenix, passed away January 16, 2009. Born in Milwaukee, WI June 10, 1916 to Barney & Lucy Maglio, she married Harold E. Jeffords June 10, 1942, and their romance continued until her death. She is survived by Harold, children; Elin Jeffords, Kathleen Jeffords Skrovan, John Sharon & Mark Pamela Jeffords, grandchildren; Shelly, Jake & Kiley Jamison and Jaimie and Ali Jeffords and many more relatives and friends. Mary went back to school at age 50, and graduated with high honors from Phoenix College in 1968. She worked at Good Sam, St. Joseph’s and retired from Doctor’s Hospital as head of Medical Records in 1982. The family greatly appreciates the wonderful people at Hospice of the Valley, especially Nancy, Beth, Shirley, Tanya & Dan whose help was of invaluable assistance in Mary’s final months. A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, 1:00 pm January 23rd, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 2312 E. Campbell Ave., followed by a Celebration of Mary’s Life in Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, donations to either of Mary’s favorite charities, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Plaza, Memphis, TN., 38105 or The Smile Train, 41 Madison Ave., 28th Floor, New York, NY 10010.
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