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“I remember when I was a little girl visiting Grandma down in Oregon. She was letting me ride her horse, Cricket, around in the pasture. Something...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Julia Hunter - Kennewick, WA

“Aunt Mary was my mom's sister and they always had fun getting together.My brother Leo and I lived in Moscow, Idaho when we were kids and every summer...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Lola Skirvin - Philomath, OR

“I will remember going to movies with Linda, Bob, my dad and Mary down in Phoenix. We enjoyed dinner afterwards. She was always kind and interested...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Diane Elliott - Billings, MT

“There's no Horse. How can you light a Candle for Aunt Mary without a Horse??? I have so few Memories since we didn't get together with the Family...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Brunetta Lafara Lingg - OR

“I've known Mary since I married her "big" brother in 1950. I've loved her ever since like a sister I never had. My funniest memory of Mary was...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Mrs. James T. (Jean) Lingg - WA

“I remember: traveling from Lake Stevens to Valley Ford with my Mom & Dad and two sisters. We arrived late Aunt Mary made us beds in living room, on...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Pamela Floch-Whittekiend - WA

“"During all their distress it was distressing to him...In his love and compassion...he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old." (Isaiah...Read More »
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Mary Frances Matern, 88, of Glendale, AZ passed away on March 22, 2015. She was born on September 11, 1926 to Henry and Frances (Beeler) Lingg in Pullman, WA. and was the youngest of 7 children. Being adventurist as a teenager she went on her own to Seattle and worked as a waitress for two years. Mary moved back to Spokane where she met and married Ted Matern and lived in Spokane, Wa for four years. Mary always wanted the country life and have horses so they moved to Valleyford, Wa making a home there for 15 years. After her husband's death, Mary moved to Lebanon, Or. After two years there, she moved to Arizona to be near family.

Mary loved riding horses, she was involved with 4-H and became a 4-H leader. She trail rode and did competitive cross country riding. Mary loved freehand painting, especially old buildings and barns. Mary loved working in her vegetable and flower gardens in Valleyford. Mary, Ted, and family loved to camp and fish all across Washington, Idaho, and Montana. She especially loved Salmon fishing on the Skagiit River. Mary enjoyed the pastime of knitting, embroidery, and crocheting. She made her daughters beautiful afghans. When not partaking in the country life, Mary was a voracious reader and passed this love onto her daughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband Ted. Mary is survived by her daughters, Linda Wingo and Barbara Burstad; 2 granddaughters, Julia Hunter and Andrea Cochlin and 3 great grandchildren. Memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W Thunderbird Rd., Peoria, AZ.