Mary R. Rezny: Dec. 1, 1918 — March 4, 2018

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Mary R. Rezny was born in Redding, Calif., to Charles and Myrtle Yancey Weeks. She was raised and attended elementary and high school in Brentwood, Calif. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, where she majored in drama. She married Gladstone Reed Jr. and with him had two daughters, Ann Gooding and Pamela Griffiths. After 13 years, the marriage ended. A few years after having her children Mary earned her California teaching credential. She taught elementary school for 32 years, mostly with the Los Altos, Calif., school district. During her career she took a sabbatical to teach U.S. service dependents in Germany. She loved traveling in Europe and completed a course of study on mythology for the school district. During her career, she taught third grade and sixth grade remedial reading and students in the gifted program. She adored directing all school plays.

After retiring from teaching, Mary received her real estate license and worked in real estate until moving to Washington state.

In 1978 she married Ivan Rezny, a retired Naval lieutenant commander, then working in insurance. In 1968, Mary had purchased a vacation cabin near La Conner. In 1991, they built their retirement home in Sunrise Hills, Oak Harbor. They enjoyed the yacht club, the Whidbey Playhouse and their many neighbors. They lived in Oak Harbor for 26 years.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Ann Gooding; (her daughter Pamela Griffiths passed away in 2013); her step-daughters Karen Rezny and Kate Rezny. Also, six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. The family would like to thank caregiver Mary Hansen of Coupeville, who was with Mary and Van for 11 years, and other wonderful caregivers who helped. She was loved and will be missed by family and friends.

Memorial services will be held Sunday, June 10, 2018, 4 p.m., at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Pacific Palisades, Calif. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences at www.whidbeyme morial.com

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