Mary Rylander

Mary Shannon French Rylander, age 62, passed away on August 13, 2017 at her home in McLean, Virginia. Mary was born in Quantico, VA, the second of five children to William and Peggy French. The family moved to Phoenix in 1965 where she attended Madison Meadows, Xavier College Prep and ASU. Mary met and wed her soulmate and love of her life, Gary Rylander, in 1983. Mary was a beloved wife, daughter, sister, Aunt and forever friend to those blessed to have known her. Mary is survived by her dear husband Gary, her siblings Shawn French (Jodie), Kathy French, Colleen French (Robert Barlow), Bridget French (Dan Peacock), and numerous nieces and nephews whom she adored with all her heart. Mary’s wit, wisdom, generosity, compassion and beautiful spirit will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Mary is preceded in death by her parents. Private services were held in McLean, VA.


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