Mary Elizabeth Liljeblad

Age 97, of Flint, Michigan, passed away peacefully, without pain on Saturday, January 13, 2024. In accordance with her wishes, cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will take place Sunday, February 4, 2024 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, at Detroit Cremation Society, 8253 S. Saginaw St., Grand Blanc, MI 48439. Expressions of sympathy may be shared on Mary’s Tribute Wall at;

Mary Elizabeth Raymond was born on September 28, 1926, Baltimore, Maryland, the daughter of Elmer and Margaret (MacIvor) Raymond. Her family moved to Royal Oak, MI where she graduated from Royal Oak High School, she attended Michigan State College where she met George Liljeblad in 1946. They married in 1947 and moved to Flint in 1950. Mary graduated from Flint Junior College, as a Licensed Practical Nurse in 1960. She worked in doctors offices in Flint until she retired at age 73.

Mary and George spent many weekends and vacations at their home in Leland, MI where they enjoyed boating on Lake Leelanau, and spending time with family and friends. They also enjoyed many decades of MSU Spartan football and basketball games which included tailgating with friends and family.

Surviving Mary are; son Brian (Denise Davidek), daughter Peggy Liljeblad, grandsons Ian and Brice and great grandson Kedree George Liljeblad, sister in law, Ulla Liljeblad and nieces and nephews.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband George of 68 years, her parents, brothers and sister, brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces and nephews.


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14 Condolences

  1. Torrey and Phil on January 27, 2024 at 10:46 am

    Always a fun time with Mary! She will be greatly missed!
    Love – Torrey and Phil

  2. Mary Wharram on January 27, 2024 at 11:59 am

    End of an era, she was a gracious and caring lady. Rest with George now.

  3. Elena Morales on January 27, 2024 at 12:35 pm

    You had a beautiful life and a beautiful family Mary may you Rest at Peace 🙏
    Love Elena

  4. Douglas Wolfe on January 27, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    Brian and Peggy,so sorry for your loss. I liked your mom a lot and enjoyed her company for many years.We were never at a loss for conversation! Sweet lady! Doug

  5. Luana Foster on January 27, 2024 at 2:08 pm

    Dear Brian, Denise, and Peggy , our deepest sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your Mother. She was quite a special woman. Please know we are keeping you in our hearts! Much love to you….Luana & Eric

  6. Sylvia & Anthony Catera on January 27, 2024 at 2:40 pm

    Brian and Peg. Our condolences on the loss of your mom. We will keep you in our prayers. May your mom Rest in Peace

  7. Pam Peck on January 27, 2024 at 6:02 pm

    I always looked forward to seeing Mary when I came to Flint. She was so feisty! She will always be a part of our group.

  8. Mike and Mary Jo on January 27, 2024 at 6:45 pm

    Mary was a lovely lady. Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your mom. Go Green!💚🙏🏼

  9. Mara Fulmer & Steven James on January 27, 2024 at 10:09 pm

    Always enjoyed visiting with your mom when she came to the art shows at Mott. A wonderful and gracious woman. She’ll be missed.

  10. Elizabeth Ireland-Curtis on January 28, 2024 at 9:04 am

    She was a sweet, interesting and curious woman. I am honored to have spent time in her company. Patty Warner and I owe her a lunch.
    “She lived, she loved, she laughed, she left. The world will never be quite the same”. (James Joyce, sorta)
    My heart goes out to Peggy and Brian.

  11. Sue Hardisty on January 28, 2024 at 9:48 am

    Peggy and Brian. I know your hearts are full of wonderful memories of this great mom. So sorry for your loss.

  12. Patty Warner on January 28, 2024 at 12:21 pm

    Mary was one of the classiest, sweetest and fun-loving people I knew. So many memories. Sending love to Brian, Peggy and family.

  13. MaryBeth Rollings on January 31, 2024 at 7:43 am

    Mary was still sharp and amazing just a few months ago. So sorry to hear of her passing. What a great MSU fan she was!
    We have missed her in Leland.

  14. Peter J Raymond on February 4, 2024 at 11:12 am

    I was one of Aunt Mary’s nephews, my dad (Joseph) was here brother. Meet her just a few times over the years. Our condolences to her family from the Raymond’s in Wisconsin.

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