Mary Isabelle (Dowe) Nave passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, at the age of 60. She was born March 21, 1950, to Charles and Clara Dowe in Salem, Ore.
From her birth, Mary led a historic life. After moving to Kingman in the early '70s, she became the first female police officer in Mohave County. Mary served as a patrol officer with the Kingman Police Department.
Mary then served in the U.S. Army as a military police investigator, and was honorably discharged to begin her family.
Marrying Art Nave Sr. in 1976, she raised seven children. For the last 13 years, Mary has worked for St. Mary's Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents. She leaves behind her sister, Charlene McBrayer (Pat), and Art Nave Sr., and her children: Tech. Sgt. Leslie Barnes, USAF (Jon), Tech. Sgt. Linda Schulze, USAF (Rande), Charles Nave (Diane), Rev. Arthur Nave Jr., Laura Nave (Richard), Lois Nave, and Pfc. Joseph Nave, USA. She was blessed with 10 grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, April 23, at Saint Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 302 E. Spring St. Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road.