Mary Louise Kollman

Mary Louise (Greathouse) Kollman, 86, went to be with Jesus on Nov. 10, 2012.

Born Aug. 1, 1926, to Doris Ann (Hawkins) and Ray Forrest Greathouse. Married Bud Kollman in Seattle in 1955, then moved to the Upper Skagit Valley in 1960. They settled in Concrete, where she lived for 43 years until she moved to the La Conner area in 2003.

Mary worked as a nanny, a fire crew cook for DNR, and as a cook for PORTAL at Northern State.

She was involved in many activities and crafts through the years. She was a leader in both Girl Scouts and Campfire girls. She volunteered at the Concrete Library and in the book nook at the La Conner Library.

Mary is known for her love of miniatures, building Barbie doll houses and furniture, sewing, crocheting, plastic canvas, and many other hobbies. She was very proud to have been a charter member of the Local Saturday Market in Concrete.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bud, daughter Linda, son David, and “adopted” daughter Brenda. Mary leaves behind a son Tony (Tina) Kollman, of Phoenix, Ariz.; her daughters Laura (Lewis) Hill and Nickie Ray of Mount Vernon, and Becky Dolan of Concrete; the delights of her life—her 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a very special friend, Carol O.; and many other great friends.

We love you Mom and Nana, and you will be missed.

Published in Concrete Herald, January 2013.

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