BOTTINEAU Mary Lou Pickens, 78, Bottineau, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013, in a Bottineau hospital.
She was born Nov. 18, 1934, to Otto and Alma Olson, at Souris. She married Fred Pickens on Oct. 15, 1967, in Oakland, Calif.
Survivors: husband; sons, Daniel Grayson, Melbourne, Australia, and Randy Pickens, Benicia, Calif.; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; brother, Loren, Souris; sister, Jane Ellen Acree, Oakley, Calif.
Funeral: Thursday, 10 a.m., Nero Funeral Home, Bottineau.
Burial: Bethesda Cemetery, rural Souris.
Visitation: Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., in the funeral home.