Mary Lou Wieser
Oct 19, 1924 – Apr 13, 2014
Mary Louise WIESER
1924 – 2014
Mary Lou peacefully passed away April 13, 2014 at Lina’s Adult Family Home in Normandy Park, WA. She resided at Lina's for her last 27 months and was well cared for by Crispin, Lina and their wonderful staff.
Born 10/19/1924 in Bellevue, NE to Louis J. & Margareta Rush Krentz (deceased). Graduated from Cheyenne (WY) Senior High. Attended Stephens College (Columbia MO). In WWII, served 15 months in US Marine Corps Women’s Reserve at Marine Hdqtrs in Arlington, VA. Married George C. Wieser on 9/7/46 in Cheyenne WY. They lived in Denver CO 7 years before moving to Seattle in 1954, where they lived on the same block for 59 yrs and raised their 14 children. Mary Lou served as a volunteer in many organizations. At St. Francis of Assisi parish in Seahurst WA, she was involved in Parents Club, St. Rita Circle, Sodality, CYO and Archdiocese Council of Catholic Women. She taught piano from 1958-1974. She served with many hats in Girl Scouts organization for 15 years; was a member of the So. Seattle Mothers of Twins Club (serving locally & nationally for 30 years); was a Stephens College Alumnae; volunteered at FISH, Election Board and Crisis Clinic; was president of Highline Mental Health Guild 4 years; and is a member of the Women’s War Memorial in WA DC. She wrote 3 columns for The Highline Times from 1964-69, then published her own personal newsletter “Wandering & Wondering” from 1968-75. She worked as Branch Secretary 12 years for Coldwell Banker Realty, retiring in 1988. She is the mother of 4 sons and 10 daughters. She loved books and had an extensive library, plus a huge variety of CD music. She enjoyed reading, writing, listening to music, traveling, dancing, playing Upwards & bridge, collecting (everything), and watching the Mariners plus all her kids & grandkids playing sports.
She is survived by 14 children: Richard (Joanne), Elma; Reta Shepard (Art), Arlington; Robbi Alberts (Roger), Shelton; Ruth (Jan), Des Moines; Roger (Carla), Renton; Rosemary Thompson, Henderson NV; Raymond (Joleen), Auburn; Roy (Jodeen), Des Moines; Regina, Tacoma; Renee Parsons (Greg), Kent; Ramona Anderson (Jon), Burien; Rachel Haggerton (Carey), Kent; Rebecca Boyd, Burien; Rhonda Stewart (Darren), Kent … plus 21 grandchildren & 16 great-grandchildren. She was pre-deceased by husband George and sister June Schuck (Kent).
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 AM Monday, April 28th at St. Francis of Assisi Church (15236-21st SW, Burien). Internment will follow at Tahoma National Cemetery (Kent) at 2:00 PM. Remembrances: St. Francis Parish; Mental Health agencies; George C. Wieser memorial scholarship (St. Francis).
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