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Mary Moul Schroeder
Schroeder, Mary M. age 83 (12/10/1925 02/19/2009)
Mary Moul Schroeder passed away in the presence of her daughters on Feb. 19, 2009, after a valiant effort to beat aplastic anemia. Mary Ellen Moul was born Dec. 10, 1925, in Madrid, Neb., to Sarah "Sally" Ford and George "Mick" Moul. After graduating from Madrid High School in 1943, Mary received a scholarship to attend the Colorado Business School in Denver. She was one of three students selected from this school for a position with the Pentagon where she worked until she was chosen for a secretarial position with the Atomic Energy Commission in Los Alamos, N.M. While in Los Alamos, Mary met Harvey Schroeder, a security inspector for the Los Alamos Laboratory, and they married on Jan. 31, 1948. They remained happily married until Harvey's death in October 2000. When Harvey was transferred to the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory in 1956 they moved to Livermore, Calif., where Mary raised her family. Harvey and Mary lived in Livermore until they moved to the Willamette area of West Linn and built a home along the Tualatin River in 1976. Mary worked as a bookkeeper for Youth Adventures from 1976 to 1988. After her retirement, she remained an active member of the West Linn - Willamette Chapter of the Lions Auxiliary and served as a treasurer and president. She enjoyed keeping track of all of the wildlife that lived along the river and was a member of the Tualatin Riverkeepers. Mary began taking piano lessons in 2000 and became a skilled pianist who enjoyed playing the piano daily. She loved to travel, whether it was a day excursion or a trip across the country. She took special pleasure in trips to see her brothers who lived in California, Idaho, Illinois and Nebraska. Mary was very proud of her grandchild, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She enjoyed tracking and sharing their progress in life. A wonderful cook, Mary made pies with a crust that could not be matched. Every year during berry season, she would fill the freezer with homemade jam which she was happy to share with family and friends. Mary is survived by her brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Betty Moul of Folsom, Calif., John and Pat Moul of Chicago, Francis and Janet Moul of Livermore, Calif.; her daughters and sons-in-law, Lorraine and Steve Wilkins of Portland and Sarah and Ron Brown of West Linn; her grandson and his wife, Zachary and Reanna Brown, and great-grandchildren, Alexander and Emily Brown, of West Linn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; parents, Sally and Mick Moul; brother, Keith Moul; and brother and sister-in-law, Willis and Eileen Moul. A service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Holman-Hankins-Bowker & Waud, 715 7th Street, Oregon City, OR 97045.
Source: The Oregonian, Portland, Oregon, Wednesday, February 25, 2009.
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