Mary Alice Tuttle passed away on Sunday August 9th in Danville, California, due to complications following cardiac arrest. She leaves behind many dear friends from the greater San Francisco area community, as well as family in Missouri, Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.
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Friends and family are invited to a celebration of life starting at 12 noon on Sunday, August 30, 2015 with services beginning at 1:30 p.m, at the Thacher Funeral Home, 629 East Morgan Street in Boonville, Missouri. Interment will be at the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonville.
Born Mary Mathews in Rothville, Mo., she attended Rothville High School and graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1951. Her passion for service was the foundation of a distinguished 25 year career teaching elementary school in Prairie Home and Davidson Elementary School in Kansas City, Mo., as well as Maumee, Ohio; Richland, Wash.; and in Pleasanton, Calif. The passion and creativity she is known for were exemplified throughout her teaching career. Mary's retirement from teaching began a journey in marketing at Classic Values with her husband Roy, where she built long lasting friendships and business contacts throughout the Tri-Valley Area of Northern California. She was active with local Chambers of Commerce, the Community Presbyterian Church of Danville, and the Danville/Sycamore Valley Rotary with a special interest in supporting the Paradise Adolescent Home. Her dedication to community service was recognized with the Danville Citizen of the Year Award in 2014.
Mary is survived by her daughter, Susan Tuttle Morse, son-in-law Robert Morse of Anchorage, Alaska, and her granddaughter Marian Jean Gilmore of West Linn, Ore. She is also survived by seven Mathews siblings: Gerald of Pasco, Wash., Robert of Shelbourne, Ind. Lee Hickman of Prairie Village, Kans., Joseph of St. Louis, Mo., Laurel Dale of Macon, Mo., Sue Lauhoff of Milford, Tex. and Gary of Owasso, Okla. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Robert Roy Tuttle in 2002, two daughters, Barbara Jean Tuttle and Mary Jane Tuttle, and her brothers Oliver, Gene, and Garrit Mathews. Mary's faith, energy, lively spirit, love of charity and goodwill were self evident to those who knew her.
Donations in her memory can be made to the Paradise Adolescent Home, P.O. Box 626 San Ramon, CA 94583.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Aug. 24 to Aug. 31, 2015