The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Mary Ann Brusco Mabey

 

Mary Ann Brusco Mabey died peacefully at home on May 27, 2018 after a long and valiant struggle with cancer. She was born September 16, 1946 in Longview, Washington to Roland Eugene Brusco and Cleo Jewell Pense Brusco. She lived her early childhood years in Rainier, Oregon. Her family then moved to Cathlamet, Washington as necessitated by the family tugboat business. Mary Ann loved the area and community there, and thrived. She graduated from Wahkiakum High School, where she was very involved in many activities. She had especially fond memories of cheer leading, dancing and being Wahkiakum County Fair Queen.

She attended Brigham Young University where she met and married Norman J Roundy. They had two marvelous children, Jeffry Jonathan and Michelle Ann. That marriage terminated in divorce. She later met Peter Judson Mabey and they were married in the Provo Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She spent three years as a Marine Officer's wife, however the Marine Corps did not allow for the kind of life their family needed. They moved to the Longview-Kelso area. Two more special children were added to her family, Ginger Jewell and Angela Marie. In 1978 they bought a home in the Lexington area where she lived the rest of her life, raised her family and peacefully died.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She served much in many capacities, but especially loved her time with little children and young girls in their early teens. Mary Ann taught Aerobics classes for years. She then taught Better Bones and Balance. The result of that effort was a clear benefit in having a quality of life during her battle with cancer. She was preceeded in death by her parents, a dear sister Sharon (Ron) Shuley and a granddaughter Mariah Jewell Edwards. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, a son Jeff (Cindy) Roundy, daughters Michelle (Don) Runger, Ginger Mabey and Angela (Tom) Judd, fourteen grandchildren, a brother Bo (Teri) Brusco and a multitude of close and dear friends. Many individuals comment on how she was known for her cheerful disposition, positive attitude, happy smile and kindness. She especially loved little children and had great empathy for those "at risk." The family suggests that those who wish to remember and honor her consider doing an act of kindness to such a little one in lieu of flowers. Much Gratitude to those who gave help and support to her and family during her illness and passing: the good people at St John's Cancer Center and Hospital, the Community Hospice and countless friends and neighbors. We shall rejoice in the joy of her presence again someday.

A viewing will be held at Dahl-McVicker Funeral Home on Friday, June 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday, June 2 at the Castle Rock Ward of LDS Church. Dahl-McVicker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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