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Mary C. Strong

Died: Sunday, November 25, 2012
Age: 95
Mary C. Strong, 95, Fontana, died Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center. Arrangements pending at Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory, Elkhorn.

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