Mary Kinder, 72, lost her battle to cancer on May 15, 2014 at Kingman Regional Medical Center. She was born to Clarence and Dona Thompson in Wellington, Utah, on March 6, 1942. She married Gaylen D. Kinder Sr. on January 18, 1958. She resided in Yucca since 1991 and was the school cook for over 14 years, until she retired.
She was a member of the LDS Church in Kingman. Mary is survived by her husband of 56 years, Gaylen; daughters, Darla (Robert) Morgan, Donna (Terri) Ikola, and LaRue (Rich) Kinder/Arntson; sons, Robert (Grace) Kinder, Gaylen Kinder Jr., Veloyed Kinder; mother, Dona Malleis; brothers, Fredrick (Kathy) Thompson and Clarence Thompson; 19 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her father; step-father, Oscar Malleis; brother, Vernon Thompson; daughter, Becky Redner; son, Jimmy Kinder; grandchildren, LaMont, James, and Braydon Kinder.
Mary was a wonderful wife, daughter, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She was loving, caring, an open-armed, wise person and as busy as a hummingbird.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 24, 2014, at Yucca Elementary School, 12261 3rd St.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to her husband, Gaylen D. Kinder Sr., P.O. Box 31 Yucca, AZ 86438 to go toward help with his cancer treatment.