Mary M. Banks, 88, of Goodyear, died on March 3, 2013. She was born on Dec 20, 1924 to Commodore Perry Mann and Nancy Lewelling in Dexter, MO. She married Raymond Banks on April 4, 1953 in Mchellan AFB, Sacramento, CA. Mary was a grand lady, always smiling and full of life. She always had a kind word and encouragement for all. She met her husband, Ray, on a blind date and would have been married 60 years on April 4th. Since that first meeting, she stayed busy making their lives where ever they lived or traveled during his Air Force career, a warm welcoming adventure. Mary was remarkable and she will be missed by all who knew her. Mary is survived by her husband Raymond and one sister, Ruth Miller of Michigan. She was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers. A memorial service will be held at 11am on Sunday, March 17th at Eagle’s Nest Ballroom in Pebble Creek. Donations can be made to a favorite charity or to the Pebble Creek Community Church. Condolences can be sent to www.thompsonfuneralchapel.com. Arrangements by Thompson Funeral Chapel in Goodyear, AZ.