Mary Ann Gould


AMBOY — Mary Ann Gould, 72, of Amboy, died Sunday, April 14, 2019, at home surrounded by her family.

She was born in Amboy, on April 16, 1946, the daughter of Daniel T. and Eda Elva (Blan) Newman.

Mary Ann worked as a housekeeper for Mapleside Manor in Amboy. She was also a waitress at the Long Branch Saloon and a cook at Trackside and Depot Tap in Amboy.

Mary Ann enjoyed bowling, playing softball, and loved doing crossword puzzles. She also enjoyed attending her grandchildren's activities and events.

She was married to James Gould in Sterling on Aug. 3, 1963.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Helen Fredericks, Shirley Gould, and Daphyne Full; and one brother, Daniel "Gene" Newman.

Survivors include her husband; four children, James (Julie) Gould Jr. of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Timothy (Diane) Gould, of Sterling, Tami (Jeff) Christoffersen, and Kim (Chris) Payne, both of Amboy;  nine grandchildren, Nick, Patrick, Mary Kate, Madilynn, Brett, Magan, Brody, Abigayle, and Trey; and two brothers, Donald (Donna) Newman, of Dixon, and Dave (Laurel) Newman, of Stockton.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., on Thursday, April 18, 2019, in the United First Church in Amboy with Pastor Jack Briggs officiating, officiating. Burial will follow in Prairie Repose Cemetery in Amboy.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m., on Wednesday, in the Mihm-Jones Funeral Home in Amboy.

A memorial has been established. 

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