Long time resident of Priest River, Idaho, passed peacefully on Saturday, October 20, 2012 at Hospice House in Spokane with her children by her side.
Mary was born April 25, 1925 in Priest River to Ted and Mary Ellen Hill.
She was the Salutatorian of the
Class of 1942 at Priest River High School.
She spent time in Pullman, Spokane and San Francisco before returning to Priest River to care for her parents.
She married Mel A.
“Scotty” Will on April 28, 1951.
She was a member of PEO Chapter AE for many years and a volunteer at the Priest River Library for 38 years.
She enjoyed spending time on her computer, crossword puzzles and worrying.
She is survived by her children, Mary Anne Will of Spokane, Bill Will of Shoreline, WA and Jill Will of Olympia.
She is also survived by her grandchildren: McKenzie and Jack Will of Shoreline; and her very special friend of 80 years, Bea Thomas of Coeur d’Alene.
They met in the first grade and have been best friends ever since.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Russell Hill; her husband; a son, Jack Will; and beloved grandfather, Charlie Carr.
At her request, no services will be held.
Her family would like to offer special thanks to the staff and volunteers of Hospice House and Hospice of Spokane for their loving care of Mom and the love and kindness to our family during this difficult time.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice House, c/o Hospice of Spokane, P.O.
Box 2215, Spokane, WA, 99210-2215.
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