The Paul Mortuary

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Mary Elizabeth Scherr

November 17, 1956August 25, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Scherr was born on November 17, 1956 and passed away on August 25, 2019.


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Sondra Kahler

September 13, 2019

Mary was such a wonderful woman. She taught me many things and literally held my hand to guide me when I needed it.

May her friends and loved ones be comforted by memories of this lovely lady.

Jean Vengua

September 11, 2019

I miss Mary's strong, affectionate, and caring presence. Perhaps my best memory is of a road trip she and I took to the Mercy Hot Springs area, in the high desert of Central California. She loved long, lonely roads, rolling hills, and wide open spaces, as do I. She brought her camera and took photographs, and we got to know each other better. I thought that perhaps we might do another road trip in the future, but it's not to be. I'm glad, at least, to have this memory (as well as others) of my dear friend.

My deep sympathy goes out to her husband Howard, her daughter, and family at this time.

James Vineyard

September 11, 2019

My sister gave the best hugs. I always looked forward to her coming to visit, because I knew I would get one of those gorgeous hugs from her.

Now those hugs will just be a memory, but one I'll never forget; how they felt, both physically and emotionally. I only wish I could've had one more.

John Vineyard

September 10, 2019

Changes are hard, I was still getting used to calling my sister Mary instead of Beth, that’s what we all called her. Even now I think of her by that name.
I followed her down to Phoenix, for a year where we became even closer. Always had some of her chocolate chip applesauce cookies when I would show up. She was a great cook.
She moved to Oregon after I did. I guess this time she followed me. We tried to stay in touch but sometimes I guess our lives get to full of all the other things. And we only spoke occasionally, But she always said I love you Bro, before we hung up the phone. And I always told her I love you too, Beth.

Shannon Smith

September 9, 2019

My dear Mary. Life is full of beautiful memories of you. You made life full, you loved the way you lived, simple and straight forward, cutting out anything that wasn't real or authentic. You chose your circle carefully, and then loved those chosen fiercely. I hold you in my heart, and have to believe that there is some of you, that now lives on there. You are missed every moment of every day. I love you.
To Mary's family and friends. I grieve with you, and I am so very sorry for your loss. May her memory always carry with it some of the joy that she brought. May you see her smile in your thoughts. You too hold her memory alive, in your heart.

Michael Fink

September 4, 2019

Mary was one of the strongest and hardest-working people I have known. She had a powerful sense of loyalty, dedicating her attention to those very few she believed deserved it.

My heart goes out to her husband, especially, but also to her daughter, and to those few and lucky people Mary considered friends. I am fortunate to have counted myself among them.