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.