Mary Florence Wible
1936 - 2020
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Mary Florence Wible
Feb. 26, 1936 - July 31, 2020
Mary Florence Griffin was born Feb. 26, 1936 in Cantonsville, Md., and passed away July 31, 2020 in Milwaukie, Ore. Mary was the youngest of four children and she idolized her brothers, Paul (10 years older), Gerald (8 years older), and Donald (3 years older, died at 15 months old). Paul and Gerald spoiled their sister and throughout the years they remained close.
Mary's faith was extremely important to her and she decided to enter the convent of the Good Shepherd in Maryland but soon after decided it wasn't for her. After leaving the convent she met a handsome soldier who swept her off her feet! On June 4, 1960 a St. Michael's Catholic Church in Maryland, Mary married George Wible. George was in Greenland when their first son, Chris was born in 1961. Followed by Michael born in 1963, Shelley born in 1965 and Kevin born in 1967. Being a mother and caring for her four beautiful children was her life.
In 1978, George took a different career position that relocated the family to Portland, Ore. Mary enjoyed living in Oregon but nothing could ever beat her love of Maryland's crab-cakes. She was a proud grandmother to 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren who all adored her. Mary was the kind of mother and grandmother every child deserves, spoiling them with love, sweet treats, hugs and kisses. She volunteered at her kid's schools and spent lots of time with her grandchildren throughout the years. Mary's commitment to her Catholic faith showed as she volunteered for Christ the King Catholic Parish in Milwaukie, OR. She washed and ironed linens for mass and took communion to the home bound for over 22 years.
When Mary wasn't with her family she enjoyed being at home, loved to read, crochet, play scrabble/jigsaw puzzles online and keep in touch with her friends over email or on the phone. Mary's devotion to God, her husband and her family, truly showed to those that knew her. Mary will be deeply missed by her husband, family, friends, and all that knew her.
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Published in The Oregonian from Aug. 5 to Aug. 9, 2020.
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August 12, 2020
Rest in Peace, Mary. Nona from CTK
Donna stripling
August 11, 2020
Dear George and family,
We will miss Mary's funny jokes and the pictures she sent of your beautiful family. God Bless you George and your family, I know Mary will be missed. I am happy that we kept in touch over the years. Just sorry its been so long since we have been to Oregon.
Evelyn and Jerry Snyder
August 9, 2020
Mary was a wonderful friend and a great bunco player- have great memories of playing bunco with Mary and George and the bunch from church-always so much fun to be with!!! A lady of great faith!!!
Debbie Pittman
August 9, 2020
Mary was simply the most loving of ladies. It was my honor to know Mary from our women's prayer group, through our grandchildren and at coffee and donuts after mass. She was kind, friendly and loving. She will be missed. Prayers of peace and hope for George and the family, as we know she is with Jesus.
Rickilyn Schneider
August 9, 2020
Dear Shelley & Family,
Mark and I are extremely saddened by your mothers death. She was a special lady and always had a smile.
Please know your mother is looking down on each of you and sending her love. Take care.
Love Carol and Mark Froeber
Carol Froeber
August 6, 2020
I had the pleasure of getting to know Mary and George (along with the group from church) as I was their Sunday waitress and soon became a friend. Mary always asked about the staff and truly was interested. She loved her Hot Cocoa. Mary was a wonderful person who will be missed by many , myself included. Love you Mary
Susan Hennessy
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