Mary Rachel Martindale Otteson
Mary Rachel Martindale Otteson, lovingly known to her family as “Butch”, 75, departed this life Monday, June 24, 2019 at Tidelands Georgetown Memorial Hospital. Mary Rachel was born the daughter of John Melvin Martindale and Madeline Leone Evangeline Wait Martindale on March 26, 1944 in Cloquet, Minnesota. She was a member of Trinity Southern Baptist Church and The Round Table Auxiliary both in Casa Grande, Arizona. She served as a Community Outreach Advocate for the Casa Grande Police Department Volunteer Services Senior Phone Patrol. She was an animal lover, horticulturist, and an avid explorer who savored the outdoors and traveling. She adored crocheting, collecting coins, sewing, making bunny dolls, blankets, aprons, and any other craft she could imagine. She was a generous and loving mother, cherished grandmother, active great-grandmother, caring sister, and a loyal friend. She is survived by: four children, Wendella Lynn Rubesh (Dan Evans), Teresa Marie Avis (Ken), Scott Anton Rubesh (Cyndy) and Jenell Leon Ornelas (Greg); nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a brother, Melvin Monroe Martindale; and two sisters, May LaVerne Messner and Muriel Blanche Reynolds. She was predeceased by: her parents; her son, Joseph Leroy; and two brothers, Murnice Franklin Martindale and Morris Jac Martindale. McKenzie Funeral Home Georgetown Chapel is honored to serve Mary Rachel’s family.