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Mrs Mary Margaret "Mary" Hogue Wheale
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Birth: Jun. 5, 1919
New Castle
Lawrence County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 31, 2006
Altadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA

87 years, 6 months, 26 days.

Mary Margaret Hogue Calquhoun Jennings Wetzel Wheale was the maternal grandmother of television casting director, G. Charles Wright and educator John Alexander Wright. She is the mother of artist and interior designer, Geraldine Ann Calquhoun Wright. Mary was born the 2nd oldest of 8 children (7 survived, 1 died in infancy) on a farm in rural New Castle Pennsylvania in 1919. She dropped out of school after the 8th grade in order to help out full time on the farm and assist her parents in raising her younger siblings. At 21 she married Scottish-American immigrant, John Calquhoun and within a couple of years they had one child, a daughter. Both Mary and John worked odd jobs when they could find them. Mary was mostly employed as a domestic worker in wealthy households. John as a construction worker. In the early 1950s they moved, along with all of Mary's sisters, to Southern California, in search of better opportunities. They settled in the San Gabriel Valley, where Mary continued to work as a maid and a waitress. Later in life, after 4 marriages, Mary moved in with her daughter and helped raise her two grandsons. She also took up a career as an antiques dealer, specializing in linens and china sets. Her life was equal parts bohemian drifter and traditional home maker. She took great pride in everything she did, and passed that tradition onto those who survive her. She was very loved and appreciated her whole life through. 
 
Inscription:
Beloved Sister, Mother,
Grandmother and Aunt
MARY WHEALE
1919-2006
Still in memory you are with us,
as you always were before
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Altadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: G3613, Grave 3, Section: Mountain Meadows East
 
Created by: Dear Jayne
Record added: Dec 23, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82322879
Mrs Mary Margaret Mary <i>Hogue</i> Wheale
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Mrs Mary Margaret Mary <i>Hogue</i> Wheale
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Mrs Mary Margaret Mary <i>Hogue</i> Wheale
Added by: Dear Jayne
 
 
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It sounds like you had an adventure filled life and really made this world a better place with that sweet smile. Rest in blessed peace.
- Beth J. M.
 Added: Jun. 2, 2013

- Dear Jayne
 Added: Dec. 23, 2011
 
 
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