She was born August 22, 1920 in Minneapolis, MN to Enoch and Jennie Swanson.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred Dale Mobley.
Mary met her husband on a blind date when he was on leave from the Marine Corp. Mary was a “Rosie the Riveter” for Lockheed in Burbank, California.
They wrote letters for two years and became engaged by mail.
They were married on December 16, 1944 and enjoyed 68 years together.
They lived in Southern California until 1958.
She raised her children, worked on church committees and stayed up in the late hours sewing clothes for her children.
She loved to sew.
They moved north to Sunnyvale, California where she was active in the Santa Clara Quilters.
They moved to Mead WA in 1992 and lived in the Pinewood Hills area.
She discovered that there were no daytime quilt groups in her area so she started the Quilt Charmers in her home.
They grew so large they moved to St. Josephs in Colbert where they still meet.
She was called “Mother Superior.”
She was also a member of WSQ.
In 2009 they moved to Fairwinds Retirement Community.
She made many friends there.
They loved to travel.
They visited most of the United States in their motor home and traveled to the Orient, Sweden, and England as well as other countries.
She is survived by three children Linda Kelsey (Allan), Karen Heppler (Peter), Greg Mobley (Susan), thirteen grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents Enoch and Jennie Swanson, a brother Harold (Pauline), sisters Helen (Jerald), Harriet (George).
There will be a Memorial Service Friday, May 24, 2013 at 11:00am at St. Josephs Church, 3720 E. Colbert Road, Colbert, WA.
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