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Mary K. Savage, 57, died at home Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, after her fourth struggle with cancer.
Mary was born July 16, 1960, in Traverse City, and was a lifelong area resident. She obtained an associate's degree in technology from Northwestern Michigan College and worked for many years at Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District in technology/web support. She was known as an extremely hard worker who would drop anything to help anyone. She took great pride in her work and was proud to be a part of the TBAISD family.
Mary was a talented quilter and enjoyed making gifts for everyone she knew. Her creativity and hard work will be appreciated for many years to come.
All who knew Mary could see the love she held for her family. She is survived by three daughters, Samantha Schlegel (Shawn Schlegel), Celina Kirsch (John Wright), and Sabrina Dobb (Luke Dobb). She is also survived by her grandchildren, who were the loves of her life, Aaron, Deven, Aleah, James, Julianna, Alexis, Addyson, Trisha, Payton, Hailee, and Morgan. She enjoyed playing games, having tea parties, and teaching them how to sew.
Her giving spirit, love for the Lord, and spunky attitude will live on through her family.
Per her request an informal celebration of life will be held on Sept. 30, 2017 at 5276 Marks Lane, Traverse City, MI 49684 from 1 to 4 p.m.
Mary has always been an advocate of higher education and women in non-traditional careers.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honoring her by donating to the Mary Savage Scholarship Fund to help young women achieve their dreams of a fulfilling career, the link can be found on GoFundMe.com.
Please visit www.lifestorytc.com to sign the guestbook and share your thoughts and memories with the family.
Published on September 20, 2017
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