- Mary Souders, 83, died October 10, 2016, after a brief illness. She was born in Bangor, July 2, 1933, daughter of Forest A. and Helen (Bowen) Bragg.
Mary was a graduate of Hermon High School. After high school she married and moved to Ohio for a period of time. She enjoyed all animals, especially her cats.
Mary and her family lived in Newport for 15 years. She was a long-time correspondent for the Bangor Daily News. She would eventually return to Hermon to care for her mother. Mary worked at ADCO Medical Supply until her retirement.
Surviving are a daughter, Catherine Mahanpour and her husband, Ardi of Foster City, CA., a son, Mark Souders of Auburn; three grandsons, Douglas Smith, Jr. and Cheryl King, Colby Souders and his wife, Kristi, Chase Souders; a granddaughter, Heather Blackwell; five great- grandchildren, Tyler Smith, Dylan Smith, Gwendolyn Smith, Grayson Souders, Sawyer Souders; a sister-in-law, Olive Bragg; two nieces, Pamela Simpson and her husband, Dick, Nancy Foster and her husband, Dale.
Mary was predeceased by a brother, Forest Bragg, Jr.
Relatives and friends are invited to call 1-3 p.m. Saturday October 15, 2016, at Brookings-Smith, 133 Center St., Bangor, where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2016. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hermon.
Those wishing to remember her in a special way may contribute in her memory to the Bangor Humane Society, 693 Mt. Hope Ave., Bangor, ME. 04401.
Condolences to the family may be expressed at www.BrookingsSmith.com.
Published on  October 12, 2016