Mary Jean Hahn
1939 - 2018
Mary Jean Hahn was born March 7, 1939 in Willmar, Minnesota and grew up on a farm in Paynesville, MN. She passed away February 17, 2018, in Hayward, California. Mary Jean spent her life giving selflessly to her family and community. She was preceded in death by her father, Philip Behr; mother, Dorothy Behr; husband, Kenneth Hahn; husband, Glenn Castle, Jr.; and step-son, Chris Castle. Mary Jean is survived by her brother, Michael Behr; three children, Timothy Hahn, Martha Hahn and Daniel Hahn; step-son Rene Castle; grandchildren, Francesca Hahn, Faith Hahn, Meghan Goveia and Julie Castle, as well as a nephew, nieces and great-grandchildren. Mary Jean was an amazing woman who gave selflessly to the Oak Park neighborhood, the Paynes-ville community and anyone in need of compassion. Mary Jean's wish was to have her service in the Oak Park United Methodist Church and to have a party in McClatchy Park. The memorial service is planned for March 9, 2018 at 1:00pm at the Oak Park United Methodist Church, 3600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA and a party immediately following in McClatchy Park. In lieu of flowers, please donate to in honor of Mary Jean Hahn.
Published by The Sacramento Bee on Mar. 4, 2018.
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Memorial Gathering
McClatchy Park
Memorial service
Oak Park United Methodist Church
3600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA
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What a shock to find this obituary for our friend of so many years.Our thoughts go to all of her Behr, Hahn and Castle families and friends.
Grace and Dave Gudgel
June 24, 2018
An amazing human being and role model. I learned so much about her today that I never knew, because she was such a humble person. To me she was just grandma, loving and kind. She was a great mother to my father, my aunt and my uncles. She was also a great mother to her community and a steward of the earth. She was radical, she was passionate, and she will be greatly missed.
Julie Castle
March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
What a wonderful and selfless woman was Mary! I will miss her greatly!
Melony Coughran
March 9, 2018
I met Mary when I was in the sixth grade. Four Hahns and three Castles joined together, Brady Bunch-style, and Mary became my third mother. Mary was a person of many facets: daughter, student, camper, hiker, friend, wife, activist, and more. But, speaking as someone with a combined total of 150 years of experience with mothers (yes, I did add it up) Mary was, more than anything else, a mother.

She was a mother to Tim, Martha, Daniel, Chris, and myself. Beyond that Herculean feat, she was also a mother in a larger sense because she cared for and always put others before herself. Mary was a community activist and supported many social justice and environmental causes. With her backpack, she walked, took buses, or took trains wherever she went, not just to save money (and she was all about saving money), but to set an example and ease the burden on the planet. She was a fierce reuse and recycler! She was a good person who looked after those she knew, those she did not know, and those who will live here long after we are gone. Mary Hahn, you were a good mother. I will remember you.
Rene Castle
March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
March 9, 2018
Grandma Mary was a unique, amazing, and infinitely kind woman that I will miss fiercly.
Meghan Goveia
March 9, 2018
March 8, 2018
March 8, 2018
I have been blessed to know Mary and the influence she has had in this Oak Park Community. I was honor to pray with her and fellowship with her. I will miss her.Remembering her great love story and wish and pray God's comfort to all who knew her.
Connie Israel
March 7, 2018
Will miss you at our cousins get together in the summer and our class reunion in the fall. I will always remember the MYF fun at church when we were young. Cousin Liz
March 6, 2018
The world needs dreamers and the world needs doers. But above all the world needs dreamers who do. Sarah Ban Breathnach

Mary was never afraid to step into the fire to accomplish what was needed. I saw her a few years ago in Sacramento and even in her seventies, she had that twinkle in her eye, and radiated enthusiasm that could not be extinguished. She cared deeply for her community where ever she was and raised an exemplary family. A saint in our midst. I admired her and will miss her. We have been blessed with her presence. Jim and Deborah Durst
March 6, 2018
Your son Daniel gave such a loving tribute to you when he spoke as Chief of Police to our
Church. You were an amazing woman of compassion and love for Humanity.
March 6, 2018
I remember her as a passionately compassionate Christian. As her pastor years ago we worked together to bring a gospel of love in practical care to the community of need in which we lived and served. Her kindness and care will be missed. May she rest peacefully in God's loving being.
Rev, Dr, Tyler Breese
March 5, 2018
My dear cousin. How you will be missed! I have so many wonderful memories of us. Always wished we could have lived closer. You were one awesome lady. Marie
March 5, 2018
A life well lived, and a soul dearly loved by those who knew you in the Oak Park community. You were always a light even in the difficult times when we all came together to make Oak Park a better place.
March 4, 2018
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