Obituary: Kaufman, Mary Eugenia
KAUFMAN, Mary Eugenia
Passed away at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation on Wednesday May 16, 2012 with her husband and children by her side. Mary was born on August 26, 1940 in San Francisco, California to Roy and Agnes Murry. During her school years, Mary attended Visitation Villa Academy for Girls, St. Leo High School in Tacoma, WA, Marylhurt College, and graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Chemistry, 1962. Mary moved around with her family in her early years while her father was serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps. In the early 1960’s she worked in Cancer Research at the Hood River Fish Hatchery.
Mary met Henry C. Kaufman while attending Gonzaga University. They married on August 11, 1962 at St. Frances Cabrini Church in Tacoma, Washington. The couple moved to Lewiston in 1965 where they farmed together in the Tammany area and raised seven children. Mary was very active in the Lewiston Catholic Community, as well as the Nez Perce County Republican Women’s Club. In her spare time she enjoyed making wine, spending time with her grandchildren and grand-dogs, and following her husband around the world on his hunting trips.
Surviving Mary are her Husband of 49 years, Henry. Her children; Fritz Kaufman, of Cornelius, OR, Henry C. Kaufman III of Honolulu, HI, Marianne Macomber of Camano Island, WA, Margreta Forster of Kansas City, MO, Lisa Hall, of Medford OR, Susan Wilcoxson, of Lewiston, ID, and Anthony Kaufman of Salt Lake City, UT, as well as 11 Grandchildren.
A Rosary will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday, May 24, at 10:00 a.m. Memorial donations can be made to Life Choices Clinic, 2020 12th Ave, Lewiston, Idaho, 83501.Those wishing to leave the family condolences may do as at www.malcomsfuneralhome.com, under the web memorials tab. Arrangements have been entrusted to MALCOM’S BROWER-WANN FUNERAL HOME.