Mary Hulse Mary Hulse died December 19, 2013 in Blaine, Washington. She was born in rural Saskatchewan in 1918. Mary started her career as a rural schoolteacher in Iowa. She worked in India as an educational missionary, taught in Head Start classrooms in the Renton area, and was on the faculty of St. Martin's College in Lacey, WA from 1972 to 1976. She returned to India to teach geography at the Woodstock School in Utter Pradesh. She received her BA from Colorado State Teacher's College and her Master's in Education from Seattle Pacific University. Mary was active in the First United Methodist Church in Olympia and Renton, and also as a community volunteer for UNICEF, the Girl Scouts, local political campaigns and on behalf of local chapters of human rights organizations. She raised five children, Scott of Blaine, WA; Don of Belmont, NC; and Joy Wyatt and Lynn Strudler of New York City. She was predeceased by her daughter Cheryl. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Victoria, Benjamin, Kelsey, Mallorie, Katherine and Natalie; and two great-grandchildren, Anna and Peter. Also surviving her are a daughter-in-law, Ellen Hulse of Blaine WA, and son-in-law, Graham Wyatt of New York City. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Mary's memory go to Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted, 9709 - 3rd Avenue, NE, #100, Seattle WA 98115-2027; or to a religious congregation of your choice. A private memorial service will be held in early 2014.
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Published in The Olympian on Dec. 24, 2013