Mary Elma Urrea

  • Died: July 23, 2015
  • Location: Prescott, Arizona

Sunwest Funeral Home & Cemetery

12525 NW Grand Ave
El Mirage, AZ 85335

Tel. (623) 974-2054

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Elma Urrea, 80, passed away peacefully in her home July 23 2015. She was surrounded by her loving family during her last days. Mary had a variety of interests including horses, traveling, golf, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and the many friends she made over the years. Mary was known for helping not only her own children, but influencing the lives of many others over the years. Mary is survived by her brothers, Fred R. Osborne and Larry Hollenbeck; her children Michael McPherson, Charles Urrea, and Kimberly Urrea; and her grandchildren, Rory McPherson, Shaun Jones, Amelia Urrea, Charles Javier Urrea and Gabriella Urrea. She was preceded in death by her sisters Betty Nichols, Earline Matic; her brothers Donald Osborne and William Osborn; and her former husbands James McPherson and Charles Urrea. Mary was born in Muscatine, Iowa and attended high school in Nichols, Iowa, where she graduated in 1952. Following high school, she attended nursing school. During that time she met and married James McPherson. Shortly after the birth of their son Mike, they relocated and worked in Colorado for the remainder of the 1950s. Following their divorce, Mary relocated to Arizona and worked as a manager at Union Title in Tempe Arizona in the early 1960s. She met and married Charles Urrea and farmed in Wenden, Arizona from the late 1960s through the late 1980s. Mary spent her final years residing in Tempe and Prescott, Arizona. Services will be held at 1:00 PM Thursday July 30th at Sunwest Funeral Home, 12525 N.W. Grand Avenue El Mirage AZ 85335. If you wish to offer a remembrance other than flowers/plants, the family would suggest the National Alzheimer's Association.