Mari "Mari Lou" MacMurray

Tawas City, Michigan
April 7, 1929 - March 26, 2019

Obituary Notice

Mari "Mari Lou" Louise MacMurray

Age 89, of Tawas City, Michigan died on March 26, 2019 at Lakeview Manor Nursing Home in Tawas City, Michigan. She was born the daughter of Raymond and Irene (Grossmeyer) Isola on April 7, 1929 in East Tawas, Michigan. She graduated from East Tawas High School Class of 1947. Mari Lou was a very familiar face at Klenow’s Market where she worked for many years, she loved her job and enjoyed meeting new people every day. Mari Lou enjoyed spending her time doing embroidery work and quilting. She had two of her quilt blocks selected by Quilt Magazine, out of hundreds of entries from around the world, to be incorporated into Quilt Magazines "Quilters Choice Quilt" in 1984 and in their "Bountiful Baskets Quilt" in 1992. She was an avid reader, she enjoyed spending her time curled up with a good book. Mari Lou married James T. MacMurray on September 24, 1949 and together they shared 50 years of marriage and raised seven children all whom survive her; James MacMurray, Karen MacMurray, Kenneth MacMurray, Tamara (Kevin) Steckbeck, Tina (Mike) Poppe, Guy (Becky) MacMurray and Raymond (Elaine) MacMurray, three sisters; Neva Curley, Joyce Herriman and Frances Kobs, eleven grandchildren and fifteen great – grandchildren. Mari Lou was preceded in death by her parents, her husband James, brothers Norman and Raymond Isola, grandsons Justin Steckbeck and Kenny MacMurray and daughter – in- law Janice MacMurray. Per her wishes cremation has taken place and an inurnment will be held at a later date in the American Legion Cemetery. Condolences may be shared at


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Mari Lou was a very special women and I consider myself very lucky to have know and loved for many years. My heart goes out to all the family. I know she will watch over them and take care of those who have gone before her. I know she will give them all a big hug, and I hope she lets my son Kenny know how much he is missed.
— Wendy MacMurray
Karen and family, so sorry to hear about your mom. Lyle and Louise Klinger
— Lyle Klinger
So sorry to hear about your mom. She was on my mind last week. Such a nice lady.
— Eileen (Trafelet) Brewer
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I was just thinking about her. She was a really nice lady.
— Eileen (Trafelet) Brewer
She was a sweetheart and fiesty too! Aunt MariLou, I will miss you! May God comfort your family and friends.
— Diana Paonessa
My heartfelt condolences go out to the entire MacMurray family on their loss of Mari Lou. I remember growing up with her as kind of a second mom, and with the kids as great friends, even close as family. Rest in peace Mari Lou and God bless you and your family.
— Mike Palumbo
We are so very sorry to hear of Mari Lou’s passing!! We send our condolences and our sympathies to all of her family. Mom loved going up to Tawas and spending the day with her ‘most favorite cousin’. She will certainly be missed by my mom and all of us. Bless you all through your grief.
— Deanna & Lance, Patricia Timreck, Dean & Rita
To all the MacMurry family hugs to all of you there are no words at times like this other than my heart hurts for you all. She was a wonderful, loving, caring, and crafty woman she will be in my memories forever.
— Dorothy Beaubien
My sincere condolences to all of her family .
— matt
Thoughts and prayers to the entire MacMurray family, I was very fond of your Mom and always enjoyed her company over the many years. You were all so lucky to have her in your lives here on earth and now to be watching over you all from above. Treasure all the good family memories. Best Regards from the other McMurray family.
— Karen L Haglund
To all the MacMurray family, I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She was definitely a fixture in the old neighborhood. I have soooo many good memories of your mother and all of the family which were a big part of my childhood and school experiences. I still think of you all a lot and hope to run into you at times to share memories. We still have the old place on Oak Street so if vehicles are there stop in, old neighbors are always welcome.
May Mari Lou Rest in Peace in her eternal home. Condolences to the entire MacMurray family please know we're thinking of you at this time of your loss.
— Marcia & Dave Lesinski
Mari Lou was a great person! Always loved everyone. She will be missed by her friends an family. She is met in heaven with all that knew an loved her!!
— Marjorie Schaaf & Rosalie Peterson (Schaaf)
So sorry to hear of this. I remember so well her smile and the way she treated everyone with kindness. Mari Lou will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family but know that she is in heaven with so many that loved her as we all do here.
— Becky (VanSumeren) French

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