Mary Case

Mary S. Case, 86, longtime Quincy resident, died Dec. 8, 2002, at LakeRidge Special Care Center in Moses Lake. At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are by Kayser’s Chapel and Crematory, Moses Lake.

Mary was born July 3, 1916, in Boulder, Colo., to Warren and Hilda (Engelstad) Snodgrass. Most of her early years were with her family in Montana. While in her teens, she moved with her family to Bainbridge Island. She was married June 12, 1944 to Melvin Case. They moved to the Tri-Cities area shortly after and both worked for General Electric at Hanford for several years. In the early 1950s they moved to Whidbey Island where Melvin was a contractor and Mary worked as the company bookkeeper. In the late 1950s they purchased Freeland Cafe in Freeland which they operated for several years. They later moved to Coupeville where they owned and operated the liquor store and a laundromat. They moved to Quincy in the mid 1970s and had owned and operated the George Liquor Store until retirement in the late 1970s. They have resided at Sunland Estates since that time.

She is survived by her loving husband, Melvin W. Case of Quincy; three children, Ronald Case of Quincy, Marjorie Case of Seattle and Gordon Reeve of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.; and 14 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, by one brother, George Plessinger and one grandson, Draher Dawson.

Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association of Washington, 2625 Third Ave., Seattle 98121.

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