On January 9, 2022, Mary F. Ackley passed away peacefully in her sleep. Mary Frances Hill was born in Humboldt, AZ March 27, 1923. She lived in Mayer, AZ and then Los Angeles, CA where she finished high school at John C. Fremont in 1941. Mary then moved to Wickenburg, AZ where she met Brian Harrington and married in 1943. The Harringtons owned Brian's Grocery. They had three children: Lorraine, Joan and Michael, Brian passed away in 1964. Mary married Glen Ackley in 1966. After closing the grocery store, Mary was instrumental in bringing to Wickenburg the Maricopa County Community Action Program, the Wise Owl Center and the Mary F. Ackley R&R Respite Center.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents Myron and Roma Hill; Brian Harrington; Glen Ackely; daughter Lorraine Harrington Martin; and son-in-law Cole Martin, Sr. She is survived by Joan Harrington Pollay (Joe); Michael Harrington (Michelle); step-children Tom Ackley (Loretta); Ted Ackley (Cindy); 8 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Due to COVID, services will be private.