Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
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105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Mary Ann Charley, a homemaker and long life resident of Black Mountain, AZ, passed away on May 13, 2020 at the age of 83 while living in Merrillville, IN. Mary was born in Blanding, UT on December 19, 1936 to Lucy & Milton Tracy, SR and was married to Ben Charley, all preceded her in death.  Mary is survived by her children; Wilson (Louise) Charley, Esther (Joseph) Kiel, Phillip Lewis Yazzie JR, Ivana Yazzie, Heather Yazzie, Shanley Yazzie, and Domenique Yazzie, 11 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren. Her sisters; Patty Tracy, Helen Tracy, Betty Yazzie, Bertha Charley, Pauline Yazzie; and brother, Lee Tracy.   Mary is one who devoted her life to her family. After the passing of her daughter, Iva Marie Yazzie- she adopted her grandchildren and raised them as her own.  While living in AZ, she enjoyed tending to her livestock and gardening. In her younger days she wove beautiful Navajo rugs and herded sheep. Some other things she enjoyed were; teaching her kids to continue speaking the Navajo language/ traditions. Also, attending church, supporting her children’s successful endeavors and making sure she had a conversation with her family everyday- whether is was in person or over the phone.  To this day & infinite days to come, she will be remembered as one who was strong willed; someone who never gave up, she was truly respected & will be missed dearly. Rest well.
A service was held in remembrance for Mary on May 16, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso, IN. 

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