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 Mary Dudley Cederdahl

Mary Dudley Cederdahl

Birth
USA
Death 1 Nov 2004 (aged 61)
California, USA
Burial La Mesa, San Diego County, California, USA
Memorial ID 100046284 · View Source
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Mary Dudley Cederdahl, Mrs. Spring Valley, 2003, and Early Childhood Education Teacher of the Year 2003-2004 for the Lemon Grove School District, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 1, 2004 after a 7-month courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61 years old. Mary grew up in Engelhard, North Carolina, a small town near coastal Cape Hatteras.

She met Robert (Bob) Cederdahl in 1960 when he was in the Air Force, dated for 5 years and married in 1965. They were blissfully wed for 39 years. She attended East Carolina University where she obtained a BS in teaching and taught in Virginia and N. Carolina prior to settling in San Diego. She continued her education at SDSU and taught at Casa de Oro Elementary for 5 years until she chose to become a full-time Mom.

After 14 years, she returned to teaching as a substitute. Everyone asked for her. For the past 7 years, Mary taught in the nationally recognized and award-winning Lemon Grove School District with their progressive pre-school program. Mary was a devoted teacher for 26 years having taught in grades from preschool to 8th grade. She was a parent volunteer coordinator at Foothills United Methodist Church preschool, school volunteer, a Girl Scout Leader for 5 years, active in the Spring Valley and CDO PTA's and served as room mom. In addition, she was a Cub Scout Leader at CDO Baptist Church.

In between she tried to keep Bob, her husband, in line-not an easy task. Mary is survived by her beloved husband; two children, Lisa Anne Keneally of San Diego, Kevin Cederdahl and granddaughter Katie Cederdahl of KY; sister Ann Grant and brother, Bill Dudley of NC; daughter-in-law Chelsea and son-in-law, Bryan.

Mary was a hearty supporter of the CDO Business Association, the Spring Valley Historical Society, GMIA, Mount Helix Park Association and local Neighborhood Watch.

Mary loved traveling, camping, grand parenting, and attending Foothills United Methodist Church. Mary says "thanks" for her memorable experience as Mrs. Spring Valley and appreciated the warmth and love of the people in East County.

Rather than sending flowers, please donate to the Mary Cederdahl Memorial Children's Pre-school Fund, c/o Foothills United Methodist Church. Memorial Services will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at Foothills United Methodist Church, 4031 Avocado Blvd., La Mesa CA. Published in The San Diego Union Tribune on Nov. 7, 2004

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100046284
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Dudley Cederdahl (22 Apr 1943–1 Nov 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100046284, citing Foothills United Methodist Church Columbarium, La Mesa, San Diego County, California, USA ; Maintained by PIN ✨❤️✨ (contributor 47281994) .