|Birth: ||Jan. 14, 1881|
She was an intelligent and lovely woman. Always fully dressed when she left her bedroom of a morning. Wore only high heels. At home she usually had on a frilly apron over her dress of the day. My own grandmother who was Thomas H. Coffey's 1st wife died in 1910 of diphtheria. This was his 2nd wife, Carrie's step-sister. They married June of 1915, and raised his four children from his 1st wife: Mabel (my mother); Manella, Manuel and Marguerite. Grandmother "Mary" is the grandmother I grew up knowing and I was named after her She was a gracious well spoken person, a great cook,(mummm on her 4 layer white cocoanut cake and Arkansas Slick Noodles). She adored my grandfather, and remained admired, loved and close to all 'their' children all her life. At age 82 she learned to play the piano by note while living with her daughter Manella who was a piano teacher. Her one vise was smoking Chesterfield cigarettes on occasion. She and Tom adopted a boy as a wee babe from Mercy Hospital in 1925. He became William Harry Coffey and was raised to adulthood with loving care. He became president of a Wells Fargo Bank in CA in 1961, making her most proud. She sculpted in Ozark Blue clay and formed lovely statues of Christ with a lamb and child, and several adorable monkeys. She tatted lace,crocheted, spoke German fluently, and cured pickles in spices in a big wooden barrel. What a wonderful spirit she was, and anyone who came to know her was fortunate indeed!
Lawrence Memorial Park
Created by: Marynella Gabriel Kinnar...
Record added: Aug 07, 2011
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