Mary E. Aring

January 21, 1948April 27, 2021

Mary E. Aring, age 73, of Phoenix, AZ, passed away at 5 PM on April 27, 2021. Mary was born January 21, 1948 in Achille, Oklahoma, but spent much of her life in Arizona. She was an athlete in high school, playing volleyball, basketball and softball. Mary went on to work for the Paradise Valley School District office for most of her career before retiring after 30 years of service. She volunteered on the Board of Directors for the Phoenix Boys Choir in the 1980s. Mary enjoyed travel and spent many summers and falls travelling to visit friends and family and to see interesting places. Her favorite trips included visiting Maui, Hawaii and visiting her granddaughter, Emma. She is survived by Alan Aring, her devoted husband of 53 years. Mary leaves their son Michael (Amanda) Aring, son Scott, her brother Dale (Anne) Ramsey, her sister-in-law Debbie (Chuck) Wagner, sister-in-law Diana Goodwin, and granddaughter Emma, as well as numerous nieces and nephews in Arizona and Ohio to cherish her memory. Mary will be dearly missed. Mary will be laid to rest at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Phoenix on Tuesday, June 8th at 10:30 AM

In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that any well-wishers consider donating to the St Mary’s Food bank, an organization that Mary had chosen to help.


8 June

Remembrance Service

10:30 am

National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona

23029 N. Cave Creek Rd.
Phoenix , AZ 85024


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Chuck Wagner

May 7, 2021

In Memory of my dear sister in law Mary, who I loved dearly for her ability to make you feel at ease even in stressful times. She welcomed me to the family when Debbie and I first tied the knot and we spent many happy times visiting AZ or them in Ohio going on vacations. Mary was easy to talk with fun to be around and hard to beat in Canasta. I will truely miss our time together as will all of my family. May God Bless her and my Brother in law Alan, nephew Mike and his family and nephew Scott. We love you all.

Kari Joy Wagner-Brantelli

May 7, 2021

I miss you already Aunt Mary!I have so many good memories w you and am so grateful to have spent one on one time with you. You had such a loving smile and warm hug! Kristian , Alan, Logan and (later)Savannah always looked forward to that hug! Carmen was so happy that you made him feel welcome immediately! I am so glad we got to spend vacations with you and Uncle Alan, so the Kids could appreciate you all the more! You have definitely left a hole in this family! I love you always! RIP Love to Uncle Alan, Michael and Scott! 💔😢

Sue Zeigler

May 5, 2021


We had lots of laughs as we worked across from each other at Paradise Valley School District. I will remember good things we accomplished. You will be missed.

Melissa Wagner

May 5, 2021

She will be greatly missed by all. She welcomed me into the family and treated me as if I was her own niece from the first time we met. Dale and Adam loved her dearly as did I. I am very lucky to met and to have spent a couple of vacations with her and Uncle Al. We will always miss and love you Aunt Mary. RIP hugs to you Uncle Al,Mike and Scott!!

Missy, Dale and Adam