October, 3, 1927 – October 5, 2023
Last updated 10/17/2023 at 10:18am
Mary Agnes Poncy, 96, passed away at her home in Surprise, Arizona, on October 5. Mary was a resident of Sisters for over 50 years until she moved to Arizona to be with her two sisters that were living there at the time.
Mary was born on October 3, 1927, in Redondo Beach, California. She was one of 9 children born to Louis and Anna Bahner. Mary is the last survivor out of all the siblings. She would share this with others many times, and she was sad because she missed her family.
Mary and her husband, Richard Ronning, both worked at the Forest Service for many years until Richard (Dick) passed away while river-rafting with friends. Mary continued to work and live in Sisters. After Dick's passing, Mary married Pat Poncy and together they lived in Sisters until his death. Mary would come to Arizona to stay with her sister during the winter months and decided that she wanted to live near her family full- time. She moved down south in 2017.
Mary was a very loving and kind woman. She never knew a stranger and was a "social butterfly." She and her husband Dick would always have big gatherings at their home during the holidays. They both loved the outdoors and were always going on adventures. When Mary was married to Pat, they enjoyed traveling and going on cruises. She was very active up until her death. She loved to walk every day, play bingo, and visit with friends. She will be missed by many.
Mary is survived by her son, Craig Marshall, and many nieces and nephews. Mary was lovingly known as "Aunt Mag" to the family.
A memorial service will be held at St. Edward's Catholic Church in Sisters next spring. She always loved her church and wanted to have her final services there. Rest in peace, Aunt Mag. We love you and will miss you.