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 Mary E. <I>Pinkerton</I> Stevens

Mary E. Pinkerton Stevens

Death 7 Jun 2014 (aged 67)
Washington, USA
Burial Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 131658765 · View Source
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Mary E. Pinkerton Stevens, 67, died June 7, 2014, at home; of metatastic liver cancer.
Mary was born on July 25, 1946, the youngest child of John L. and Edith W. (Straub) Pinkerton.
She attended St. Paul's Grade School and graduated from Yakima Central Catholic High School in 1964.
Following high school graduation, Mary majored in Elementary Education at Marylhurst University, receiving her BA degree in 1969. This opened the door to a thirty-two year wonderful and fulfilling career working with students in the Richland School District, Richland, WA. & East Valley (Yakima).

During this time, Mary also received her Master's Degree and Administrator's Credentials from Central Washington University and then enjoyed not only the work of a classroom teacher, but also that of a Reading Specialist/Program Administrator and Assistant Principal. Finally, having satisfied her career goals, Mary retired in 2003.
While living in Richland, Mary met Charles E. "Chuck" Stevens on a blind date, and they were married in July, 1982. They enjoyed twenty years of golfing, fishing and working together on various household and gardening projects until his death in 2002.
Following Chuck's passing Mary began to explore other areas of her life, hiking, snowshoeing, creating electric train layouts, raising goldfish, making home improvements, as well as being an avid fan of the Seattle Seahawks and Gonzaga Bulldogs. Donating time to various ministries at Holy Family Church was something that became a very important and enriching part of Mary's life.

In 2010, Mary's health began to deteriorate, first with breast cancer, followed by the discovery of a benign spinal cord tumor. Following surgery to remove the tumor, Mary had to relearn how to
walk and do other daily living chores. Following that three year recovery, her health again failed
with the development of liver cancer
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers Tom and John, her sister Audrey, and her husband, Chuck.

She is survived by her two stepsons, a brother-in-law of Springfield, OR; a sister-in-law of Yakima, a special cousin of Covington, WA, as well as numerous other cousins, their spouses and children.
Memorials may be made to the Tieton Drive Animal Clinic, in care of Dr. Brian Kegley, DVM
A Vigil Service will be 6:00 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014 at Keith & Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. A Graveside Service will be 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 17th at Calvary Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 17th at Holy Family Catholic Church.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary E. Pinkerton Stevens (25 Jul 1946–7 Jun 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 131658765, citing Calvary Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by GP - Searcher (contributor 46982456) .