Walking On -- Mary Frances Ring

12.14.2017 Dean Rhodes Walking On

Mary Frances Ring

May 19, 1953 – Nov. 22, 2017

Tribal Elder Mary Frances Ring, 64, was born on May 19, 1953, and joined the heavenly hosts on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017.

She was the daughter of George and Frances Ring and was raised in Prospect, Ore. Mary was the youngest of the Ring children.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Michael and Monte Ring; and sister, Patricia Hoopingarner. She is survived by her sister, Georgene Shafer, and numerous nieces and nephews who she treasured.

Mary had a long and fulfilling career in Human Services. She served as a Social Services director for the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde and had a private practice as a therapist in Reno, Nev.

Mary was fully committed to contributing to the acceptance of individuals in society. Her history of loving and accepting others is her legacy.