Obituary Notices and Memorials


KRATZ, Mary Alice Mar. 18, 1936 - Nov. 29, 2015. Mary Alice Kratz joined her Heavenly Father on Nov. 29, 2015. She made her home in Lancaster, Calif. when she married her husband of 52 years, David Kratz. Mary Alice was born and raised in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She received her nursing degree in 1954 and practiced at St. Lukes Hospital. She then moved to the Antelope Valley area in 1962 right after she married David. Mary Alice and David made a life together in the Antelope Valley. They took several trips across the country with the family. They eventually purchased a motorhome and set out across this wonderful country in style. Mary Alice loved to travel and visit relatives and friends. Mary Alice had a large family on her mothers side and very much loved all her many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. They were a close-knit bunch. Mary Alice touched many lives through her faith, her teaching, and her life. She was a devoted member of Grace Chapel, formerly know as First Baptist Church of Lancaster, since the 1960's. She enjoyed teaching first grade Sunday school for many years. She was involved in her churchs choir program, Circle groups, Sunday school, taking care of the elderly and she was a supporter to the missionaries abroad. She made many friends throughout her life and she cherished all of them. Mary Alice resided at Wellsprings (formerly AV Healthcare) for the past 2 years. She had a long brave battle with leukemia. She had many regular visitors from her church family and friends. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of you. Huge thanks for the care giving to Mary Alice by the staff at Wellsprings and also the care given to her by LA Hospice. Her parents, Mark and Alice, her brother James and her husband, David preceded Mary Alice in death. She is survived by her two daughters Lori Woten and her husband Kevin and Sheri Gaskill and her husband Pat, and also two beloved grandchildren Ally and Megan. A memorial Service will be held on Dec. 19, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Grace Chapel 44648 15th St.W. Lancaster, Calif. 93534

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