Mary Elizabeth Ida Stutzke|
Tuesday, January 22, 2013, Mary Elizabeth Ida Stutzke (Johnston), born March 10, 1932, passed away at age 80 due to heart failure after losing her vibrant health. She loved living on the waterfront in Hansville, WA, following her retirement as a supervisor at Boeing Aircraft Co., October 1987. She realized one of her childhood desires, and being a gifted artist, produced many water color paintings. A number of these were juried pieces winning recognition. Her family cherishes those they hold that she did on commission or her own inspiration.
Mary's husband, soul mate, and the love of her life, Harry Stutzke, preceded her in death December 30, 2005. She will be interned at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent in the same plot where Harry (formerly a US Navy officer) is located. It was her overriding heartfelt desire to be with Harry again, and we all rest easy knowing that she now is.
Mary is survived by her sister, Dawn P. Branston (Reg), three daughters, Claudia Myatt, Lorraine Lameyer, Dana Knowles, grandchildren Morgan Myatt and Lenee' Lameyer-Bierkortte (James), and several nieces and nephews.
At Mary's request, there will be no services. Burial arrangements are by Klontz Funeral Home in Auburn. Plans to honor her memory will be developed at a later time. Donations may be made to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in her honor.
Published in The Seattle Times on Jan. 27, 2013