Juneau resident Mary Lou Ralston, 74, died June 7, 2004, at home of natural causes.
She was born Nov. 8, 1930, in Croswell, Mich., to Jesse and Ruby Carey. She led a colorful life from food service to driving a bus on the Alaska pipeline to hospital administration, her family said.
Her family said she was most proud of the success of her four children and her 11 grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughter, Cheryl (Rick) Schikora; sons, Paul (Darlene) Jones, Gregory Jones and Patrick Jones; and grandchildren, Courtney, Katie, Scott, Patty, Alan, Becky, Amanda, Zackary, Garret, Rolen and Stephan.
Services will be held in Croswell on Aug. 6 through the Pompery Funeral Home.