Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 28, 2012

Mary M. Rockwood

TRAVERSE CITY — Mary Margaret Rockwood, 62, of Traverse City, died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012, at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Mary was born on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 1950, to the late Jerome and Halcyon (Rennie) Nelson in Traverse City.

Having been employed by State of the Art Framing Gallery as a designer and also having worked at D.O.G. Bakery, Mary was able to use her gift as an artist and a lover of dogs and cats in those venues.

She thoroughly enjoyed working in her gardens, yard and home, where there was always a new "plan" and a beautiful presentation.

Mary is survived by her son, William "Bill" Rockwood; her mother, Halcyon Nelson; and brother, John Nelson, all of Traverse City. Also surviving are her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jerome Nelson.

A visitation time to remember Mary will be held Saturday, Nov. 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.

Mary may be remembered through memorial contributions to the Traverse Area District Library.

Please share memories of Mary with her family by way of her online guestbook at

The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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