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Mary Lou Cassell


1921 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Mary Lou Cassell Obituary
Mary Lou Cassell

Age 94, died April 29, 2015 at her home in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Mary Lou was born in 1921 in Los Angeles, California to Helen and Fred Hamblin. She grew up with sisters Betty Anna and Patricia and attended Antioch college before marrying James C. Cassell III in 1941. They lived in Norman, Oklahoma where Jim completed an engineering degree, then in Seattle where her two children - Gwen and Jeffrey - were born. Both Mary Lou and Jim worked at Boeing to support the WWII effort. They later moved back to Southern California, where they lived first in Monterey Park and later in the South Bay.
Mary Lou loved books and worked as a library aid. She was an active member of Volunteers for Children at Harbor General Hospital for 20 years. She was passionate about animal welfare and raised many wonderful dogs, cats, parakeets, tropical fish, guinea pigs, and rats (well, the rats were Jeff's!).
Mary Lou was predeceased by husband Jim, son Jeffrey, Sisters Betty Dunn and Patricia "Patsy" Martin McCoy, and is survived by her daughter Gwen Uman, grandson Russell Uman, great-grandson Heron Uman Martin, and dog Patrice.
Published in Daily Breeze on July 25, 2015
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