Mary Lou Warren, age 78, passed away November 30, 2011 in Youngtown, Arizona. Mary was born February 14, 1933 in Komalty, Oklahoma to Garner Floyd Russell and Bonnie Rutherford Russell. She spent her early years in Oklahoma and later moved to California where she graduated from High School in Pasadena. She had worked in a civil service position in Big Bear, California and then at the family business in Blythe, California known as the River Bend Lodge. She later married and with her husband in the military had the opportunity to see and live in many locations throughout the world. Upon retiring from J.C. Penney Co. she came back to Arizona in 1992 settling in Wickenburg. She often would work in childcare, spending many hours at Rancho de Los Caballeros. She enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing, and knitted many baby blankets for children she cared for. Mary's family was the most important thing in her life and had an infectious giggle to her laugh. Mary was a loving mother, sister, and grandmother and will forever remain in our hearts. She is survived by daughters: Debi (husband Randy) Hodges of Wickenburg, Bonnie Jean Cannon of Likely, California, sister Ginger Avery of Dewey, Arizona and grandchildren: Jeff and Lisa Marie Cosgrove and Jennifer and Sean Davenport and great-grandchildren: Aiden, Isaiah and Cloe Cosgrove, Brianna, Timothy and Katelynn Cosgrove and Tyler Davenport, and nephews, Doug, Glen, and Rick Avery. Mary also leaves behind a number of extended family members and many cherished friends. She was preceded in death by her mother and father. Memorial Services will be held at the Wickenburg Redeemer Lutheran Church on Sunday, December 11th at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers or gifts the family requests donations be made in Mary's name to Hospice of the Valley.