OBITUARY

Mary Ann Space

April 24, 1931July 1, 2018
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Mary Ann Space, 87, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away July 1, 2018. She was born April 24, 1931 in New Philadelphia, OH to Henry and Mary Buckhor.

Mary grew up in New Philadelphia and attended New Philadelphia High School where she was a cheerleader from 9th-11th grade. She was high-spirited with a heart of gold who sang for her church choir. Her dream was to be a singer and at the age of 16 sang for the Grange Band.

Mary met Patrolas at the YMCA public pool and they were married. She spent 20 years as a US Air Force wife. They loved to go out and dance and Mary was a member of the women of Moose lodge 1818 for almost 40 years in Arlington, Texas, and was an expert croquetter. She won many contests and had a blanket win at the Tennessee State Fair. She made a croquette Christmas stocking for each of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Patrolas Z. Space, son James Patrick Space, son-in-law Philip Ray Johnson, grandsons Patrick Space and Philip Ray Johnson II.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Johnson, granddaughter Jennifer Rodriguez and her husband, Jerry, grandson Tom Ackerman and his wife, Kera, granddaughter-in-law Nicole Breazeale, great-grandchildren: Anna Kate Ackerman, Claire Lauren Ackerman, Alexander Johnson-Breazeale and daughter-in-law Laura Space.

  • FAMILY

  • Patricia Johnson, Daughter
  • Jennifer Rodriguez, Granddaughter
  • Jerry Rodriguez, Grandson-in-law
  • Tom Ackerman, Grandson
  • Kera Ackerman, Granddaugther-in-law
  • Nicole Breazeale, Granddaughter-in-law
  • Anna Kate Ackerman, Great Grandchild
  • Claire Lauren Ackerman, Great Grandchild
  • Alexander Johnson-Breazeale, Great Grandchild
  • Laura Space, Daughter-in-law
  • Patrolas Z Space, Husband
  • James Patrick Space, Son
  • Patrick Space, Grandson
  • Phillip Ray Johnson II, Grandson
  • Phillip Ray Johnson, Son-in-law

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, July 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 6, 2018
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 6, 2018
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Patsy Evans

July 5, 2018

Mary and Pete were the Lodge's long-standing couple. They were fun to be with, good to talk to. I will always remember Mary for her wise-crack attitude, and she made me laugh. The Moose Lodge will miss Pete and Mary for a long time. Rest now, Mary, and catch a dance with Pete.

Jennifer Rodriguez

July 3, 2018

Jennifer Rodriguez

July 3, 2018

Jennifer Rodriguez

July 3, 2018

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Biography

Mary Ann Space, 87, of Grand Prairie, Texas passed away July 1, 2018. She was born April 24, 1931 in New Philadelphia, OH to Henry and Mary Buckhor.

Mary grew up in New Philadelphia and attended New Philadelphia High School where she was a cheerleader from 9th-11th grade. She was high-spirited with a heart of gold who sang for her church choir. Her dream was to be a singer and at the age of 16 sang for the Grange Band.

Mary met Patrolas at the YMCA public pool and they were married. She spent 20 years as a US Air Force wife. They loved to go out and dance and Mary was a member of the women of Moose lodge 1818 for almost 40 years in Arlington, Texas, and was an expert croquetter. She won many contests and had a blanket win at the Tennessee State Fair. She made a croquette Christmas stocking for each of her grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Patrolas Z. Space, son James Patrick Space, son-in-law Philip Ray Johnson, grandsons Patrick Space and Philip Ray Johnson II.

She is survived by her daughter Patricia Johnson, granddaughter Jennifer Rodriguez and her husband, Jerry, grandson Tom Ackerman and his wife, Kera, granddaughter-in-law Nicole Breazeale, great-grandchildren: Anna Kate Ackerman, Claire Lauren Ackerman, Alexander Johnson-Breazeale and daughter-in-law Laura Space.

Visitation will be Thursday, July 5, 2018 at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home from 6-8pm. Service will be Friday, July 6, 2018 at Bean Massey Burge Funeral Home at 8:30am with interment at DFW National Cemetery at 10am.