1929 - 2012
Mary I. Lovejoy, 83, of Walla Walla, died Oct. 22, 2012. She was born to the late William and Mary Arnold on Jan. 22, 1929, in Spokane. Mary graduated from North Central High School in 1947. She married Kenneth Lovejoy in 1956. She and her family moved from Spokane to Walla Walla in 1967.
Mary worked as an accounting supervisor for Pacific Northwest Bell in Spokane,. She was employed in the accounting office at the Walla Walla Clinic. Mary worked for Walla Walla Electric as office manager.
Mary enjoyed her children, traveling, reading, drawing, music and gardening. She traveled to five different continents: Australia, Europe, Africa, South America and North America. She visited 38 states. She was especially fond of watching her grandchildren and great-grandchildren swim in the family pool.
Mary is survived by her husband, Ken Lovejoy of Walla Walla; children, Mike Lovejoy (Tensie), Debbie Kershaw (Leon) of Walla Walla; brother-in-law, Richard Lovejoy of Liberty Lake, Wash.; three grandchildren, Ashley Kershaw, Aaron Kershaw and Nataya Lovejoy; one great-grandchild, Eliyah Kershaw-Ortega; three step-great-grandchildren, Maryah Ortega, Lexi Ortega and Mia Ortega; several nieces and nephews. Mary was the fourth of five (two brothers and two sisters) siblings all of whom are deceased.
As per Mary’s request, there is a private memorial service for family members. Memorial contributions in her name can be made to either the Blue Mountain Humane Society or the Christian Aid Center of Walla Walla through Herring Grosclose Funeral Home, 315 W. Alder, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
Friends and family are invited to sign the online guest book at www.herringgroseclose.com.