February 24, 1922 – November 19, 2020
Mary Catherine Greiner (nee Christie) passed absent on November 19, 2020 from the results of a hip fracture and covid at the age of 98.
Mary was born in Des Moines, Iowa to Charles and Vera Christie. She experienced just graduated from two decades of faculty when, in 1943, she was recruited by the U.S. War Department to get the job done at a newly put in nuclear creation facility in Hanford, Washington. For two several years, she was one of 70,000 workers and had no idea that the job was acquiring an atom bomb.
Even though at Hanford, Mary achieved Richard (Dick) Greiner, a young lawyer from Idaho. They married in July of 1945, shortly just after the closure of the Hanford web-site. They moved to Seattle, and then settled in Yakima in which Dick opened up a legislation apply. In 1950, their initial little one was born, followed by 3 extra: Lynn, Victoria (Tori), Richard (Rich) and Sallee. In 1961 Mary joined Dick at the regulation business office as the workplace administrator/ legal assistant. People relatives a long time were fast paced with perform and enjoy, which include time used at a 2nd residence on Blue Lake in the Solar Lakes place.
Dick died in 1997 and a few of several years afterwards Mary moved to Windcrest Villa. Quickly immediately after, she achieved Mike Smithhisler when he performed tennis on a courtroom at the rear of her house their loving partnership lasted 21 years, up to her loss of life.
Mary experienced a very long and happy life. She was personable, good, engaged, active, fashionable, loving, and a lot of entertaining. She was usually energetic, as a volunteer at the neighborhood hospital, her children’s universities, and her church she took classes at the local college or university she was a member of Rose Alma, a woman’s service organization in which she elevated to board president at Windcrest Villa she was board president and as an ardent bridge participant. She was devoted to her household and close friends, cheering them on with her favourable outlook. Her parting words and phrases, in a poem she remaining for this second:
I cherished you so—‘twas heaven right here with you!
Mary will be drastically skipped by so several of us. She is survived by her little ones Lynn Greiner, partner John Midgley and children Nate Midgley and Maya Midgley Victoria Greiner, spouse Mark Shelton and little ones Christie Greiner-Shelton and Anna Greiner-Shelton (Sidney Harding) Wealthy Greiner, wife or husband Patti Greiner, and kids Kevin Greiner (Michelle, excellent grandchild Jackson), Laura Dyer (Chris), Charlie Greiner Sallee LaBonte, partner Jeff LaBonte and young children Analise Arrabito and Elena LaBonte and Mike Smithhisler together with a lot of other near good friends and family. Donations in Mary’s honor could be sent to the Yakima Women’s Century Club or the Yakima Humane Culture. View this short video about Mary: https://www.youtube.com/enjoy?v=NbctqH5dqGs.
A memorial company will be held publish-covid.