Mary Frances Meyer
October 19, 1928 – December 30, 2020
After a lengthy battle with declining health, Mary was finally released from her earthly bonds and was able to join her beloved husband Merle, daughter Ann, and poodles Bridgett and CoCo in the warm sunlight of Heaven. Mary was born in West Virginia, but at a very young age migrated to Oregon with her family in 1938 and became an Oregonian through-and-through. She liked to tell a story about how her family was told that, in the magical state of Oregon, “the sheets would even dry in the rain.”
She graduated from Lincoln High School during the turbulent years of WWII, and eventually entered publishing. She grew into a woman of true grit, and a woman who seemed to always leave an impression when she entered a room. As a single mom in the 1950s and with meager wages, she managed to raise two small children by herself long before the term “government assistance” was created. She would have been proud of that.
Mary leaves behind son Jon, two granddaughters, Trisha and Whitney, two great-grandchildren, Hawkley and Easton, and a sister Jean.
Regrettably, due to COVID concerns there will be no “Celebration of Life” for Mary at this time.