Mary Pickler was known to all as the cake lady from Cakes of Paradise. She graduated from Chico State as an art major and enjoyed all forms of art including painting, ceramics, pottery, wire wrapped jewelry, sewing, embroidering and knitting. She was an active member of the Paradise Art Center where she served as their treasurer.
She also loved fishing and traveling with her husband in their motor home. She was leader in 4-H for 30 years.
Mary and her husband were married 54 years.
She is survived by her husband, Don Pickler, daughters Donna Mainz, Deanna Thompson, and Marcia Resch, 9 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
There will be an open house memorial service on August 18 from 1pm-4pm at 5283 Sawmill Rd, the home of Cakes of Paradise. Any donations can be made to the Paradise Art Center.