Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Wadsworth

May 4, 1934September 22, 2020

Mary Louise “MaryLou” Wadsworth, 86, died Tues, Sept 22, 2020, in Federal Way, WA. She was born May 4, 1934 in Colbyville, VT to Roland and Martha (Riggs) DeCelle. She graduated from Waterbury High School in 1952 and later moved to Orlando, FL and worked for Martin Marietta. She married Phillip Wadsworth in 1959 and had 2 children. They divorced in 1978. Her last 17 years were near her daughter in WA. She is survived by daughters, Debbie (Howard) Herndon and Phyllis Jones, grandchildren, Jared Herndon, Raina (Jason) Lorentsen, Christa (Tim) Nelson, Rebecca and Heather Jones, 10 great-grandchildren, sister, Carolyn (Dick) Ellis, and a nephew, nieces and cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Stewart, and her brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Ginny DeCelle. Mary was particularly interested in the work of missionaries so donations to a church mission is requested in lieu of flowers. Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct 24, 2020, at 2 pm, at Cedar Ridge Church of Christ, Renton, WA, and burial will be later in VT.


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Mary Louise "Mary Lou" Wadsworth

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David Reimers

September 23, 2020

Mary was a kind nice presence for me to share a light conversation with while I was teaching at Global Concepts Charter School. She was always helping and so kind for all the students to see. I was a better person because she met everyone with a pleasant disposition and kind word this helped me try to do the same. She was a good role model.


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