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Mary Jane Newby

June 5, 1933 - January 26, 2014 -


Woodburn – Mary Jane Newby was born in Monrovia, California, to Scott and Ruth (Rowland) Anderson, one of 9 children. She was raised in Los Angeles County, graduating from high school where she met William Newby. Together they were married on January 28, 1951, and to this union had seven children. In 1961 William decided he wanted to homestead in Alaska and together, Mary and their 7 children piled into their station wagon, making Canby their home. William and Mary shared over 50 years of marriage until his death in 2002.

Mary enjoyed gardening, going to the beach, doing

puzzles, playing games, watching sports on TV, and

especially adored her family. She always put her

families’ needs before her own and loved her children and grandchildren, and especially loved the babies in her

family. She was a member of Elliott Prairie Community Church.

She is survived by, children: Joe (Candy) of Nashville, TN, Willie (Kelly) of Hubbard, Cindi (Mike) Riggs of Canby, Jenny (Dave) Wilson of Woodburn, Jeanne (Scott) Wilson of Canby, Jim (Peggy) of Canby and Peggy (Mark) Crisp of Crescent; 21 grandchildren and 36

great-grandchildren.

Memorial service will take place at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at Elliott Prairie Community Church, 5364 S. Schneider Rd, Woodburn. Arrangements by Unger

Funeral Chapel.

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