Mary Ethel (Combs) Cudney born in Craigville, MN December 10, 1932 to parents Daniel Bernard and Mary Gertrude Combs. Mary traveled to California with her mom, dad and siblings in 1950. Met and married Joel Frederick Cudney in 1952 in St. Mary's Church in Arcata, CA. Moved to Eureka, CA in 1953. Raised our family of 6 boys and 3 girls all members of St. Bernard's Parish, all attended St. Bernard's schools and later Eureka City Schools. "I have always had a very happy life born into a family of 5 sisters and 2 brothers. My husband, children, and extended family are my whole life and happiness. My faith in God is my greatest love and most precious gift. " I am very thankful to God for my husband, family, friends, grandchildren, great grandchildren and special blessings. My greatest wish and prayers are for all of our loved one's to return to their Catholic faith and that we will all meet in Heaven some day."