Mary who was born, raised and lived most of her adult life in Kalamazoo, Michigan, was residing in California when she passed away Thursday evening, May 16, 2019, surrounded by family and loved ones. Mary was born November 3, 1928 to James Oliver and Ada Peck. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Harold W Ellard in 2010, her son Scott in 1996 and her siblings Edward, Robert, Joan (Haines) and William Peck. On August 1, 1953 Mary married Harold (Red) Ellard and together they raised four children. Linda Alvarez (Joe) of La Habra, California, Genia Vosters (Ken) of Otsego, Michigan, and Kandi Ellard of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Mary is also survived by five grandchildren, Mary Jo Evanoff (Kerry) of La Habra, California, Amy Perez (Ron) of Laguna Hills, California, David Vosters (Leslie) of Saline, Michigan, Andrew Vosters of Grass Lake, Michigan and Gregory Vosters (Ashley Nelson) of Stevenson, Washington. Mary is also survived by five great grandsons, Alexander, Austin & Ethan Evanoff of La Habra, California, Drew and Cruz Perez of Laguna Hills, California. Mary was employed by KVP Sutherland and it's successive companies for over 30 years as their Benefits Administrator. Mary and Harold enjoyed their many years boating at Saugatuck and camping at the Jordan River. Upon retirement, Harold and Mary also enjoyed their traveling adventures together. They traveled to Alaska and were snowbirds getting away from the Michigan winters staying in Florida, Arizona and California. Mary was baptized as one of Jehovah's Witnesses in 1997 and she enjoyed the warm fellowship with her many friends in the Kalamazoo and Portage Congregations while in Michigan and in the Central Congregation in California. A private service is being scheduled late this summer where she will be laid to rest next to her husband, Harold in Michigan. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, www.langelands.com.