Mary Ann Hall passed into the arms of Jesus on May 28, 2017 surrounded by her family. She died of complications from surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurism.
Mary was born in Fargo, North Dakota to Michael and Edith Holland on August 23, 1931. Her parents moved the family to Seattle in 1942. Mary graduated from Garfield High School where she met the love of her life, HM (Hoddy) Hall. HM’s father observed the blossoming fondness between Mary and Hoddy and advised his son, “do not let this one get away!” Married on July 9th, 1952, they shared nearly 65 years together.
Mary and HM lived in Seattle briefly and settled on Mercer Island in 1958, where they raised their children. The family enjoyed summers boating in the San Juan Islands and treasured times at Hood Canal. Their adventures included traveling the country in their RV, as well as exploring the world through cruising.
Mary’s ambitions included acquiring a real estate license, soloing their Cessna float plane, designing and creating beautiful stained glass windows, becoming an excellent sharpshooter and, together with HM, running a very successful general construction business for more than 40 years. Mary had a love for books and was a voracious reader, always yearning for knowledge. She was passionate about her faith and has been an active parishioner at Evergreen Covenant Church for almost 40 years.
Mary is survived by her husband, HM, her children, William, John (Cathie), Susan Hall-Dowd, and Mark (Pat), her seven granddaughters, Jennifer (Chris) Pugel, Michelle and Kayley Hall, Analeise and Caitlin Dowd and Katie (Stephen) and Becca Hall, one great-granddaughter, Ava Pugel, sisters Gloria, Molly, Janice and Linda and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sister Donna.
You were blessed if you received one of Mary’s heartfelt written notes containing a favorite scripture, sharing her deep love for the Lord. Mary will be remembered for her delightful, exuberant spirit, her warm, generous heart, her humor, her genuine compassion for others and her graciousness. She was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother who is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family. Mary will be forever known as one of the most faithful and kind individuals on the planet.
Remembrances can be made to Salvation Army or Mary’s Place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 24 at 11:30 am at Evergreen Covenant Church, 3200 – 78th Ave SE, Mercer Island.