July 5, 1913 - September 5, 2012
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Mary Jackson Mammele, 99, passed away of natural causes in Boulder, Colorado on Wednesday, September 5, 2012.
She was born at home on July 5, 1913, in Wyoming, Delaware, at the Jackson Farm (now known as the Fifer Farm) to her parents, Edward F. and Elizabeth Morris Jackson. Mary graduated from Caesar Rodney High School where she made many friends and dance partners and she was proud of being known as the most feared defender on the women's basketball team. She then attended Goldey Business School where she met and married Canby C. Mammele Jr. in 1938. He was the son of Canby C. Mammele Sr., proprietor of the Mammele paint store in Wilmington. She was a member of the Aldersgate United Methodist Church and was proud of being one of the church's first alter guild members. Mary and a few other mothers were instrumental in convincing the A.I. DuPont School District to begin the Bush School program for mentally challenged children.
One of Mary's passions was antiques and she very much enjoyed her membership in the Naamans Kill Questers. She held the position of President of that chapter at one point. She loved and supported the Robinson House (Naamans Tea House), a historical home in Claymont, Delaware, for many years. Some of Mary's fondest memories were of summers spent at Bowers Beach at her parent's cottage, Delmo, (named for the states Delaware and Missouri) until the Great Nor'Easter of 1962 when the cottage was severely damaged.
She was proceeded in death by her husband Canby C. Mammele Jr., her sister Ann Jackson Grimm and brother Edward Farrell Jackson.
Mary will be greatly missed by her 3 sons, Jackson C. Mammele and his wife, You, of Boulder, CO, Frederick L. Mammele of Wilmington, and Jeffrey C. Mammele and his wife, Susan, of Claymont; her four grandchildren, Amanda, Jonathan (Marley), Christopher, and James (Sara); and her nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church, 2313 Concord Pike and a Memorial Service is scheduled at this location for Friday, September 28 at 11 am.
Published in The News Journal on Sept. 13, 2012