Mary Delores Towne
September 2, 1920 – June 27, 2019
Mary Delores Henry Towne, 98, of Olympia, WA, passed away at home surrounded by family on Thursday, June 27, 2019. She was born in Portland, Oregon on September 2, 1920 to Franklin A. and Mary Martha Dolan Henry.
Mary graduated from St Anthony’s Grade School and Tigard High School. She married Paul Burton Towne on October 15, 1944. Mary and Paul moved to Florida where they lived for 35 years. When Paul retired, they returned to Oregon to live.
Mary was a homemaker. She and Paul had 5 children: Richard (Joanne), Donald (Judy), Paula, Michael (Mercy) and James (Maria). They have 10 grandchildren: Blaine Towne, Taylor Kellogg (Scott), Leilani Calzadilla (Fred), Paul Towne (Rosie), Tegan Cuyar (Jose), Shawn Towne, Meghan Raucci (Andrew), MaryKate Bedard (Alex), Samantha Towne and Casey Towne.
They also have 11 great-grandchildren: Ryan, Jacob, Bella, and Emmett; Owen, Henry and Atticus; Abigail and Charlie; and Nora and Harrison.
At the time of her death, Mary was living with her daughter Paula and being lovingly cared for during the day by Allison Kellems.
Mom was a lovely lady and would always tell everyone “I had a wonderful life!” And she did! She will be missed.
A viewing will take place at Young’s Funeral Home in Tigard, Oregon on Friday, July 5th . The Funeral Mass will be at 10 am on Saturday, July 6th at St Anthony’s Church in Tigard. It will be followed by the interment at St Anthony Cemetery and a reception back at the church immediately following.
- Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
- Funeral Mass Saturday, July 6, 2019
- Graveside Service Saturday, July 6, 2019