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WESTERLUND, Mary Alice 71, of Crystalaire, Calif., passed away peacefully at home on May 21, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer. Mary was born in Mineola, New York, on April 12, 1942, to Martin and Margaret Meade. After graduating from California Western University, Mary devoted her career to teaching and community service. She went on to earn a Master's degree in Special Education from La Verne University. Her dedication and gracious contributions to the Palmdale School Dis- trict extended over 30 years. She touched the lives of her students and colleagues up to and after her retirement in 2003. Mary enjoyed donating her time to the Los Angeles Children's Hospital charity. Mary was a loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, Cousin, and Daughter. She is survived by her husband Poul, daughter Shelli Doom, stepchildren Lance, Eric, Laura, Brian and Karen, 12 grandchildren and two great- grandchildren. She is also survived by her brothers Christopher and Paul Meade, uncle William Clark, aunt Aline Altman, and mother Margaret Meade. Mary is preceded in death by her father Martin Meade. Memorial Service will be at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 25, 2013, at the Pearblossom Community United Methodist Church, 34143 126th St. East in Pearblossom Calif. Memorial donations may be given to the Pearblossom Community United Methodist Church.

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