Mary Jean Lofgren|
Mary Jean (Porich) Lofgren passed away peacefully December 15th, 2012 in Anacortes, Washington, two days after her 84th birthday.
Mary Jean was born in Centralia, Washington and spent her childhood years in Tono, Washington. Not long after graduating from West Seattle High School in 1946, Mary Jean met the love of her life, Mike Lofgren and they were married in 1953. Mike and "MJ" (as she was known by her friends) were married almost 52 years before Dad's passing in 2004.
Mike and MJ lived in West Seattle where they raised their two children, Julie and Jeff. They made many life-long friends in West Seattle, thoroughly enjoying family life on Ida Street for almost thirty years. Following their retirement, they built a home on their vacation property at Scott Lake, just south of Tumwater. They loved living at "the lake". They met more wonderful friends and enjoyed golfing, dances at the community center and regularly hosting their children, grandchildren and many of their children's friends.
MJ retired from the Washington Education Association in 1990 after over 20 years. She loved her co-workers and remained in contact with many of them. MJ moved to Anacortes in 2007, first living at the Chandler Square Retirement Center and most recently at Rosario Assisted Living where she passed away. Her care at both places was excellent and we are thankful to the many caregivers who spent time with our mom.
MJ is survived by her daughter Julie Mumley, (Bill), son Jeff Lofgren (Kathy), grandchildren Geoff Mumley (Jessica), J.P. Mumley (Abby), Joelle Mumley, Jared Mumley, Jordan Mumley (Kaelynn), Lindsey Lofgren, Aliece Lofgren and Jaclyn Lofgren; great grandsons Owen Mumley, Jackson Mumley and Will Mumley, her sister Joanne Brant, and nephews Ken Tallquist (Linda), John Tallquist, great nephew Travis Tallquist, great niece Tayla Felchlin (Paul) and great-great niece Anna Felchlin.
Mom will be greatly missed. She was a very supportive mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend. A memorial celebration is planned for September 14th, 2013 at the Scott Lake Community Center. Remembrances can be made to a
, in keeping with MJ's wishes.
Published in The Seattle Times from Dec. 19 to Dec. 21, 2012