Originally Published: February 4, 2015 6 a.m.
Mary Lou McCarthy, 82, of Prescott Valley, Arizona, joined her husband in eternal life with our savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015.
Mary Lou was born April 29, 1932, in Davenport, Iowa, where she graduated from Davenport High School. Upon graduation, Mary Lou worked as a secretary for Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, where she met and married her husband Dan McCarthy in 1951. Together, they raised seven children. Her husband's career made it necessary for their family to move from Iowa to Minnesota, Illinois, Georgia, Utah, and California, where they lived until he retired.
Dan and Mary Lou fell in love with Prescott during one of their vacations and decided to spend their retirement years here.
Mary Lou enjoyed reading, spending leisure time with friends, and traveling with her husband. Her greatest joy came from family. Mary Lou enjoyed being a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Her husband Dan and sons John, Michael and Patrick precede her in death. She is survived by her children Pamela, Dan, Tim and Teresa; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A funeral Mass celebrating her life will be 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Prescott, Arizona. Arrangements handled by Sunrise Funeral Home.
Information provided by survivors.