Mary Lou DeLaMater

Mary Lou DeLaMater, 74, a resident of the Harbor since 1977, died at a Seattle hospital on Saturday, February 23, 2013. She was born in Yakima, Washington on August 20, 1938, the daughter of William C. and Velma G. (Healy) St. George. She graduated from high school in Yakima in 1956.

After coming to the Harbor in 1977 she was a waitress at the New China Café on Wishkah where the Rite Aid is now. She worked there until her retirement in 1990.

Mary Lou was married to George L. DeLaMater in 1981. They moved to Montesano in 1987 and she moved to Hoquiam twelve years ago following George’s death in 2001.

Mary Lou was a life member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 224 of Aberdeen. She was also a member of the Aberdeen Eagles Auxiliary, No. 24, REAC, the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary and the Hotel and Restaurant Workers Union. She enjoyed bowling, bingo, camping, collecting music boxes and snow-globes.

She is survived by three sons, Daniel L. Howard of Pasco, Charles L. Howard of Hoquiam, and Chris A. Howard of Auburn; three step-sons, Bruce L. DeLaMater of Tacoma, Brian M. and his wife, Tonya DeLaMater of Centralia and Robert W. DeLaMater, Priest River, Idaho; three daughters, Paula J. and her husband, Jim Comstock of Sunnyside, Wash., Laura A. and her husband, Paul Hamilton of Hoquiam and Audra Sue and her husband, Jack Gallington of Hoquiam; as well as a brother, Ernie St. George of Yakima; a sister, Judith Ann Senecal of Yakima; 24 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren. A brother, Delbert St. George, preceded her in death.

A memorial service was held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in the chapel at Fern Hill Funeral Home in Aberdeen. Pastor Doug Cotton of the Harbor City Church will officiate. There will be a potluck reception following the service at Hoquiam Manor, 525 8th St. Inurnment will take place in Fern Hill Cemetery.

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Arrangements are entrusted to Fern Hill Funeral Home, Aberdeen.