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Mary Chase Bublitz

May 24, 1927 October 28, 2018
Mary Chase Bublitz
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Mary Chase Bublitz passed away peacefully on October 28. She was born in Boston, Mass. and grew up in Detroit, Mich. Mary was a graduate of Mills College in Alameda, Cal. and then taught kindergarten in Appleton and Neenah, Wis.
In August 1954, Mary met Walter at a gathering at a friend’s house. They were married December 18 of that year, and lived in Neenah where Walter worked for the Kimberly Clark Company.
They had two children. Phil was born in 1957. In 1960 they moved to St. Paul, Minn., when Walter took a position with 3M. Dave was born in July. The family enjoyed summer weekends at a cabin on Bone Lake in Wisconsin.
In 1966 Walter sought a career change into academia and joined the faculty at Oregon State University. Mary was an excellent homemaker; taking care of the boys, being a Cub Scout Den Mother and she was very involved with the Church of the Good Samaritan in Corvallis.
Mary and Walter enjoyed their retirement starting in 1982, followed by a move to Hillside Community in McMinnville in 1999. They enjoyed travels to New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Asia. Mary was actively involved in St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and with numerous committees at Hillside. She was a president of the residents’ association and was instrumental in establishing the Residents’ Foundation.
Mary is survived by her son Dave (Cathi) and Grandchildren, Megan and Chase. She was preceded in death by her son Phil in 1982 and husband Walter in 2009.
A memorial service will be held at St. Barnabas Church in McMinnville on November 17 at 1:00 pm. Remembrances can be made to the Soup Kitchen at St. Barnabas, a program long supported by Mary and Walter.

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1:00 PM 11/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

822 SW 2nd Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
822 SW 2nd Street McMinnville 97128 OR
United States

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