Lakeshore Mortuary

1815 South Dobson Road, Mesa, AZ


Mary Sue Farster

January 10, 1954June 18, 2020

On Thursday June 18, 2020, Mary Sue (Dawson) Farster, loving wife and mother of three, passed away at her home, surrounded by family and friends after an extended illness at the age of 66.

Mary Sue, daughter of Bob and Dorothy Dawson, was born on January 10, 1954 in Sterling. Il. She attended St Mary’s grade school and Newman High School. She married Greg Farster, her high school sweetheart on February 4, 1972. Making their home in Dixon, and moving later to Spring Valley, IL. Mary Sue & Greg moved to Arizona in 2002. After moving, she worked 15 years at Walgreens and retired in 2017. She enjoyed time with her 2 daughters and the many trips she and Greg took. Mary Sue was preceded in death by her parents and sister Cathy. She is survived by her husband Greg, daughters Krista of Mesa, Az, Kayla of Chandler, Az, son Ryan (Erin) Farster of Dixon IL, sister Charlotte (Tom) Cooney of Tempe, Az, brother Ray (Jean) Dawson of Polo, grandsons Nolan Farster, Drake Farster, and Ethan Farster all of Dixon, IL. and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She will also be greatly missed by her boxer baby, Meatball.

Private funeral being handled by Lakeshore Mortuary 1815 S Dobson Rd Mesa, Az.85202, with a celebration of life to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Mary Sue's name to Boxer Luv Rescue, P.O. Box 47777, Phoenix, AZ 86068 for her favorite furry friends.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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David Lenox

June 23, 2020

Greg and family, Maureen and I send our deepest sympathies to you all. I think of you often as our home is across the lot in Brandywine subdivision that you two built and lived in early in your marriage. Mary Sue was a true friend to all her knew her and your love for one another has stood the test of time. May God bless you all ! Take care Dave and Maureen Lenox

Tom & Aimee Donaldson

June 23, 2020

I know her passing is difficult on Greg and the kids but her suffering is over and she is resting peacefully. Rest easy Mary Sue you work here on earth is done.
Mary Sue was a super sweet person with a huge heart. She will be terribly missed.

Our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends.

Matt Karlson

June 22, 2020

Mary Sue was truly a special lady. She had a unique way of making you feel welcome when you were around her. Nothing but fond memories of Mary Sue growing up in Dixon Illinois. She clearly passed WAY too young and although I haven’t seen her in many years, she (and her family) hold a special place in my heart. RIP Mary Sue! 😞

Henry Turner

June 21, 2020

As a long time Neighbor of Mary Sue's. We talked many days about childhood. She had the best stories. Mary Sue would always update me on the kids and grandkids. We laugh about many things on that back patio. Every year she would ask me to clean her backyard water fountain by her cooktop. She Loved to watch the Humming Birds come to that Fountain as she sat out back. There were many wind chimes that played a soft tune with lots of flowering plants hanging around her. If she brought a new plant, chime or decoration. Hank does it look good here as I held it up! Lol! She would change her mind and I would move to a different spot. So in her backyard you always felt her Illinois roots cool green and lush! I always knew when she was sick because she watered her plants every morning @7am. She was one of the KINDEST person you could ever meet . She never had a BAD word for anyone she left that for Greg. Lol! Love Ya Sister from another Mister!

Mark Fritts

June 20, 2020

I always tell everyone I spent as much time in your house as I did in my own growing up. She was the soul and light in everything we did. When she would start talking about her day or doing impressions, she would have us all laughing so hard our bellies would shake. She never missed a birthday and always appreciated a phone call. She would always say I should let you go and we would talk for another 20 minutes. Im glad we always did those extra 20 minutes. I will remember you always Mary Sue. Thank you for everything you did for me.

Debbie Uarich

June 19, 2020

Mary Sue was a sweetheart and fit perfectly into our family the first time we met her. She loved to talk and was always interested in how my family (including the dog) was doing. Mary Sue was a devoted mother, spouse and sister who loved unconditionally. I’m sure she and Steve are having a great time in heaven.

Helen Duffy

June 19, 2020

Mary Sue and I go way back when Ryan and our son Matt played baseball. We spent many hours at the field. We had some fun times. Mary Sue was one of a kind. That's a compliment. She had a way of saying things that was hilarious . Although it's been a while since we've been together, we could talk on the phone like nothing had changed. Her suffering Is over and she can finally RIP. Goodbye friend! Love, Helen Duffy

Bill Hermes

June 19, 2020

Very sad to hear of Mary Sue passing so young. She was a fine classmate growing up and will be sorely missed here on earth. May she have everlasting peace and my prayers today are especially with Greg and the entire Dawson-Farster families.