Mary L. Gilbraith, age 64, of Isanti died unexpectedly March 23, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids, MN. A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., with a prayer service starting at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday, March 27th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti.
Mary Leona Gilbraith was born February 25, 1954 in Minneapolis, MN to Elden and Lois (Bonin) Haywood. She attended St. Timothy’s parochial school in Blaine, MN through the 6th grade and graduated from Coon Rapids High School in 1972. On October 23, 1976 Mary was united in marriage to Steven Gilbraith at Epiphany Catholic Church in Coon Rapids, MN. They were blessed with two children, Shannon and Jamie. After marriage they spent time between Devils Lake, ND and Ham Lake, MN before making their home in Isanti, MN in the summer of 1988. Mary spent 29 years working at Banner Engineering and retired on March 2, 2018.
Mary enjoyed bowling, cruising, camping, and was an avid member of the Grand Rewards players club at Grand Casino. She was also a long time member of the Sahara Sands Arabian horse club.
Mary Gilbraith died unexpectedly March 23, 2018 at Mercy Hospital in Coon Rapids at the age of 64 years and 26 days. She was preceded in death by her parents and dear friend Merry Dankers.
Mary will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Steven; son, Shannon Gilbraith (Samantha Gunning) of Coeur d’Alene, ID; daughter, Jamie (Jay) Salonen of Sioux Falls, SD; brother, Mark (Patty) Haywood; sister, Lori (Edwin) Kindvall; grandchildren, Gavin, Gabe, Everett, and Evelynn Salonen; nephew, Ryan Haywood; nieces, Carissa Wilson and Nicole Frase; and by many other relatives and friends.