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Mary Dyson - 99

Hazel Crest, Illinois

Mary Dyson, born August 5, 1924, in Santa Monica, California, to Marie and Bill Reifenstahl, passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 99 on September 4, 2023. Graduate of Santa Monica High School. Wife of the late LeRoy Dyson. Mary is survived by her son Jerry (Patti) Dyson. Grandmother of Matthew (Anya) Dyson and Morgan (Svet) Kolev. Great grandmother of Zoe and Alex.  Aunt of many nieces and nephews.  Mary was a longtime resident of Anchorage, Alaska, having moved there in 1959.  While in Alaska she worked for years as the manager at Peggy’s Airport Café, and later as the documents librarian at Alyeska Pipeline Company.  She and her husband LeRoy loved their life in Alaska…they enjoyed alpine skiing, golf, camping and fishing.  Mary also learned to fly and loved her Piper J3 Cub.  She moved to Chicago in 2019 to live near her son, where she resided at Waterford Estates senior community.  People said Mary was “stuck on happy” …the description fit. She will be laid to rest along with her husband in Los Molinos, California. Info Panozzo Bros. Funeral Home, Chicago Heights 708-481-9230 and

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