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Obituary for Mary Louise Wirfs (Boesel)

On May 5th, 2017 Mary Lou passed away peacefully in Salem, Oregon. Her son, Peter, was at her bedside. She was 93 years of age. She was born on February 21st 1924 to Louis Walter Boesel Sr and Emilie Marie Andreason in Portland Oregon at Emanuel Hospital. Her husband, Clifford, preceded her in February of 2001. They were married on August 23rd, 1947. She is survived by her four children, Mark (Sally), Ellen Hensley (Mike), Peter (Suzanne), and Paul(Ruby), six grand-children, Christopher (Rachelle), Eric (Rachel), Shalyn (Stephen), Tarek, Peter, and Helen, three great grand-children (Riley, Roxana and Axel), and her brother Louis Boesel. There were two brothers that pre-deceased her, Ronald in 1958 and Wilmer in 1998.
Mary Lou’s last official residence was at the Bonaventure Senior Living Center on the south side of Salem, Oregon. She grew up in the Portland and Albany areas and she also lived in Yamhill, Salem and over 50 years in Corvallis, OR prior to her last residence.
As a graduate of the Emanuel Hospital School of nursing she had a long career in the medical field and became a nurse practitioner. She culminated her career at the Oregon State University student health facility retiring in 1987.
Her life included extensive participation with arts and crafts. These included several forms of painting, wool spinning, knitting, sewing, crocheting and beading crafts. She wrote her correspondence, cards and letters using calligraphy. She also spent a lot of her time in her garden. Mary Lou was also an avid sports fan attending OSU events and watching the Seattle Mariners and the Portland Trailblazers.
Donations may be made in her name to the First Christian Church, 602 SW Madison Avenue in Corvallis, OR 97333. The internment will be at the Evergreen Memorial Park in McMinnville, Oregon with a private (family only) ceremony. Funeral arrangements have been provided by Macy & Sons Funeral Home in McMinnville, Oregon.


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135 NE Evans Street
McMinnville, Oregon 97128

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Evergreen Memorial Cemetery

135 N.E. Evans Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

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