Mary Meserve

Mary Margaret Meserve of Buckley died June 11, 2018, at the age of 90.

Mary Margaret Meserve of Buckley died June 11, 2018, at the age of 90.

She was born Dec. 12, 1927m in Douglas, Wyoming, to the late Jess and Kathryn (Harrington) Kateron. The second of four daughters, she was raised in North Idaho, graduated from Sandpoint High School in 1945 and began her studies at the University of Idaho. There, she met Carl Meserve and the two were married in December 1949. After both graduated from the University of Idaho in June, they moved to Illinois, then to Neah Bay, Washington, and then to California before settling in the Seattle area in 1954 when he became employed by The Boeing Co. They raised three daughters while moving frequently as he worked on the Minuteman missile project for Boeing.

In 1971, the family returned to Bellevue and she worked for the now-defunct Metropolitan Business College. She retired in the 1980s and after her husband retired from Boeing in 1987, they moved to Buckley, where they lived until her death. They enjoyed a life of travel, visiting 51 countries and all 50 states and went on more than a dozen cruises. She was an avid square dancer and bridge player and enjoyed volunteering at the Buckley Senior Center.

She is survived by her husband of 68 years; daughters: Christina (Charles Szurszewski), Dianne (James Anderson) and Marlene Jenkins (William); sisters Carol Kircher (Ben) and Helen Faust (Harold); and seven grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by sister Kay Westlake and son-in-law Gary Haslam.

A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Community Presbyterian Church in Buckley. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Buckley Senior Center.

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