81, Warm, Kind, and Caring
Mary Evelyn Hineline peacefully passed away Monday morning, January 2, 2017, after a short bout with cancer. Mary is now reunited in God's eternal light with the love of her life, husband Leland Hineline, who passed in 1998, also from cancer.
Mary, known to all as a warm, loving, genuine, caring, and kind person, is survived by her brother Art (Linda) Callesen; her four children and their spouses, Chris (Sue), Clifford (Kari), Curt (Shelley) and Laura (Jim) Jones; fifteen grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Mary was 81 years of age at the time of her passing. She was born on February 12, 1935, in Omaha, Nebraska to Arthur and Evelyn Callesen. Mary grew up in Bellevue, Nebraska and often spoke of her many fond memories of her childhood. Mary attended the University of Nebraska-Omaha. She was a concert pianist who taught piano lessons during her time in high school and college. While in Omaha, Mary met Leland and fell in love. The couple married in 1956. The following year, with their first child swaddled in a basket in the back seat of their car, Mary and Leland drove from Omaha to the Seattle area where they settled, raised their family and lived the rest of their lives on the Eastside.
Mary had a passion for gardening and was known for her beautiful roses and flowers that flourished and bloomed in and out of season under the care of her green thumb. She was a lover of animals, except for the moles, rabbits, deer, and slugs she battled in defense of her gardens. Mary was a talented seamstress and homemaker, with a flare and knack for decorating and meticulous attire. Mary was a lifelong Lutheran, with tremendous inner faith and grace, devoted to her churches. She greatly enjoyed her bible study and book club groups. Mary loved nothing as much as spending time with her large family, with whom she was very close, especially during the holidays when she would host with great thought and detail. Mary also was a fan of most all sports, particularly those involving her children and grandchildren. Mary will be greatly missed by all who knew her, especially her family who loves and adores her so dearly.
Funeral services will be held at Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church, 2650 148th Avenue SE,
Bellevue, Washington, on Thursday, January 12, 2017, beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 8, 2017