Mary Ann Downey
  • 80 years old
  • Date of birth: May 15, 1935
  • Place of birth:
    Steamboat Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Date of passing: Sep 30, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    Roseburg, Oregon, United States
Let the memory of Mary Ann be with us forever

This memorial website was created in memory of our Mom. We miss her terribly and will remember her forever. We were all blessed to be able to move to Roseburg, Oregon this year and to live together and not too far from our Dad and our step-Mom. It allowed us all to get closer as a family. Jay and Teresa

From our Dad:
Mary Ann and I met while in college in Laramie, Wyoming in the early 1950’s and were married a couple of years later. She was finishing work on a degree in education. In fact, she taught a year of high school business before we moved to CA in 1957.

Her life in CA was full time homemaker and then mother. Her life revolved around raising a family, knitting, sewing, refinishing and recovering furniture, and yard work, always with perfection.

When Jay and Teresa were older, she took a job with an accounting firm. She advanced to a position of leadership, in processing data for four different unions.

Luckily she and I had a recent conversation and I was happy to agree that she accomplished the major role of raising our two children.

Mary Ann’s father had major health problems and Mary Ann inherited at least one of those.

In the end, we have to recognize that she knew Jesus for a good many years and that is a good way to go.  Jim Downey


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Jahna Badger on 3rd October 2015

"Mary Ann, I only met you once a couple of months ago.  We all had such a wonderful day and I was looking forward to seeing you next time I was in Oregon.  You are resting well with our Heavenly Father.

This tribute was added by Don Troen on 3rd October 2015

"Mary Ann hired me in 1984 just prior to the company beginning to use PCs.  She was amazing with the new equipment.  Picked right up on it and just kept learning, especially with Excel.  I left California ten years before her retirement but we have stayed in touch over the years.  I've asked Mom to look out for her now.  They should be quite a pair.  I will miss you my friend and I deeply regret our not connecting last month.  Becky"

This tribute was added by Paul & Julia Ely-Lazich on 3rd October 2015

"Dear Sweet Mary Ann,
We have been so blessed to share such a special time in our lives with you & Teresa....our Roseburg, Oregon moves, our love of family, love of sweets "red licorice", the love of our beloved 4-legged children.  
Our hearts will treasure the memories & the moments forevermore!
RIP and God Bless you & your family.
Love, Paul & Julia and Gil"

This tribute was added by L Downey on 2nd October 2015

"Rest in the arms of Jesus sweet Mary Ann.  You leave a hole in our hearts.  Lynnette"

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Teresa Downey


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