Mary K. (Welch) Humphrey passed away on Aug. 8, 2008, in Medford, Ore.
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Mary was born on Oct. 13, 1938, to Edward and Doris Welch in Wewoka, Okla. The family moved to Bozeman when Mary was 12 years old. She attended Bozeman schools and graduated from Gallatin High School in 1957.
Mary began her work career at her parents' store, The Rod & Reel, on East Main Street in Bozeman. Then she worked for the Bozeman Chamber of Commerce for several years. While at the Chamber of Commerce she began printing. She took those skills with her to the Bozeman school district where she ran the multilith printing department for the next 20 years. She created many projects for faculty and students until she retired.
Mary loved to tell stories. She had a beautiful sense of humor, occasionally dry and cynical yet kind and entertaining. She was always ready to tell you a good joke and make you laugh along with her. She lived a very full life and took great delight in her children and grandchildren.
Mary and her husband, Curt Humphrey, moved from Bozeman to Anchorage, Alaska. After several years they relocated to Medford, Ore.
Mary is survived by her husband, Curt Humphrey of Medford, Ore.; her daughter, Jill (Rob) Grellman of San Jose, Calif.; her sons, Spencer Humphrey, Tony Groth and Marty Humphrey and his fiancee, Glenda, all of Medford, Ore., Curt Humphrey Jr. of Bancroft, Idaho, and Renee Brodbeck of Lobek, Texas; and grandchildren, Britni and Brendan Grellman.
Other survivors include her brother, Ed (Edie) Welch of Bozeman; sisters, Colleen Root of Wasilla, Alaska, and Caroline (Francis) Smith of Belgrade; and several nieces and nephews.
To celebrate Mary's life, family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, at First Baptist Church, 120 S. Grand Ave., Bozeman.
Memorials may be sent to The Asante Foundation (Hospice), 2600 Siskiyou Blvd., Suite 100, Medford, OR 97504; or to the charity of the donor's choice.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle from Sept. 28 to Oct. 3, 2008