Mary Faith Hatchel Callaghan
May 9, 1942 – January 16, 2020
Mary Faith Hatchel Callaghan May 9, 1942 – January 16, 2020
Mary Faith Hatchel Callaghan, of Marysville, Washington and a longtime resident of Everett, passed away peacefully at home on January 16, 2020. Mary was born May 9, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, to James and Mary Hatchel. She and her family moved to Everett when she was a child. They became members of Immaculate Conception Church. Mary attended Immaculate Conception School through 8th grade and then went onto high school at Everett High, graduating in 1960. She married Bill Callaghan on August 18th, 1962 in Everett. The young couple met as children when Bill pushed Mary’s tricycle around the neighborhood. They continued their relationship through grade school and high school. The couple was married for 57 years and resided in Everett until Bill’s retirement in 2011 when they moved to Marysville. Mary was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Parish for over 55 years. She and her husband raised 6 children, whom all attended St. Mary Magdalen Catholic School. Over the years, Mary graciously volunteered at both the church and school. Her commitment and kindness were reflected through her unselfish giving of time. Mary was a stay-at-home Mom for all her children’s growing up years. She loved the routine of packing lunches, the occasional car rides to school, attending the kid’s sporting events and other after school activities. Each day always ended with a home-cooked family dinner. Mary made it a priority to make each child’s birthday special and holidays rememberable. Christmas was her favorite because it always meant time with the entire family and carrying on several traditions throughout the years. Once the children were grown and Bill retired, Mary loved that they were able to travel more, spend time going out in the evenings, watching more football together and playing their daily card game (in which Mary always won). During this time, they also had a cabin at Port Susan for periods away to relax and enjoy her family visits, especially with her grandchildren. Mary loved all family get-togethers with her children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter most. This time was all she ever asked of her family, and the love and sacrifices she gave, made it easy to honor her this way. It is because of Mary, that her family remains close and are dedicated to carrying on family traditions so dear to her heart. Mary’s demonstration of faith in the Lord and strength in her battles, was truly a gift and inspiration to all who knew her. She is survived by her husband, Bill, and six children: Jim (Barbara) Callaghan, Colleen (Jim) Romo, Christine (Tod) Sorensen, Connie (Tom Davidson) Bechtol, Caren (Rodney) Schreib, and Kevin (Helen) Callaghan. She will also be missed by her 10 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 4 siblings: David (Susan) Hatchel, John (Joan) Hatchel, Mark (Susan) Hatchel, Dolores Parker and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, James and Mary Hatchel, and her sister, Nancy Lewis. A Catholic Mass will be held February 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM, in the Gymnasium at St. Mary Magdalen, 8517 7th Avenue SE, Everett, WA 98208. Memorial Gifts may be sent to Providence Hospice or Catholic Community Service.
- Memorial Mass Saturday, February 15, 2020
- Place of Rest
Mary Faith Hatchel Callaghan
January 30, 2020
Many good memories too many to name . Mary had a special way to make me smile, make me feel good, make me content/relaxed, and always brought a special light with her whenever I saw her. A true gift and I will miss her dearly
Richard & Joan Micelli
January 27, 2020
Bill & Family, Mary certainly was a special lady. She took such good care of her Aunt Ethel Hatchel for many years. Our great memory
was when you and Mary visited us in Shipshewana, Indiana when you were celebrating your 50th wedding anniversary. We enjoyed our time together so much. We know that Mary has had a lot of health issues in the past few years and now she is at peace and out of pain. She certainly will be missed by all who had a chance to meet her. Our prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time. God be with you in your time of sorrow. Love & Hugs The Micellis Richard & Joan
January 22, 2020
Mary was a beautiful woman I was privileged to know through teaching her children at SMM. Always a smile on her face, she exuded grace, faith, love, warmth & an appreciation for life. Mary will be missed by all of us who knew her.