Mary Catherine Stock, age 48, of Gladstone passed away on November 21st, 2009, at Marquette General Hospital , due to complications from a brief illness combined with a history of lifelong health care concerns. Mary battled chronic kidney disease her whole life and was blessed with receiving the gift of her third kidney eleven years ago. Our daughter, sister, mother and aunt departed this life surrounded by people she loved and holding their hands. She heard their whispers of love and smiled upon them while she slept. Those of us that could not be there with her said a prayer for her and wished her farewell to a better place with no pain.
Born on December 9th, 1960 in Munising, Michigan, Mary was the beloved daughter of Victor and Betty Stock of Gladstone. She is also survived by her pride and joy, daughter Arianna Stock and by three sisters, Cindy (Terry) Cartwright, Paula (Bert) Jonsson, Julie (Don) Chouinard, and by two brothers, Vic Jr. (Cindy) Stock and Steve (Leigh) Stock.
She was especially close to all her nieces and nephews including, Travis, Brook, Dustin and Jolee Hughes, Nathan, Todd, and Becca Cartwright, Christy and Sam Chouinard, and Jesse, Cassie and Reggie Stock, and Matthew and Casey Stock in addition to a great-niece and a great-nephew.
Mary was a very special aunt and confidant to her nieces and nephews and managed to hear all of the family news before anyone, even though she was deaf! Mary had a true zest for life, which was apparent in her love of being surrounded by people, especially her family. She had and extraordinary gift for always being able to smile to everyone