Mary Doherty Yagle, aged 91, died peacefully at her Mercer Island home on Thursday, November 29th, 2012, with her family gathered at her side. She is survived by her sons and daughters: Thomas Yagle (La Neu), Ellen Yagle, Kevin Yagle (Dianne Botta), Elizabeth Yagle (Wayne Ainsworth), Matthew Yagle (Jenise Yagle), Joseph Yagle, Mary Yagle (Nathan Ellis); grandchildren: Nicole, Katherine, Ian, Brienne, Stephan, Madeline, Rosalind, and Owen; sisters Jane Reilly and Sarah Morris; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Joseph Yagle, and her brothers George Doherty and Brian Doherty.

Mary graduated at age fifteen from St. Leo's high school in Tacoma, and with honors from Seattle College (now University), where she met Joe, her future husband. In addition to raising her seven children, Mary found the time to enjoy the arts, gardening, travel, and playing bridge. She also instilled in her children her love of reading. She had a quick Irish wit and never lost her sense of humor.

Mary was a devout Catholic, and she and Joe were founding members of St. Monica Catholic Church on Mercer Island. Mary's life will be celebrated with a Funeral Mass on Friday, Dec. 7th, 2012 at 11:00 am at St. Monica, 4301 88th Ave SE.

A reception will follow immed-iately at the St. Monica parish hall. Interment will be at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, WA, on Monday, Dec 10th.

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Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 4 to Dec. 5, 2012