Mary (Brydson) Marcell
Our beloved mother Mary passed away from us on Monday, April 20 in Kirkland at the Evergreen Hospice care center after a long struggle with congestive heart failure.
Mary was born and raised in Seattle and graduated from Queen Anne High School in 1953. She attended the Griffin Murphy business college and thereafter in 1955 met and married John Marcell, also a graduate of Queen Anne High School. Mary enjoyed working in the aerospace industry for over 35 years as a talented documentation specialist until her retirement in 1997.
Mary was ahead of her times balancing a family and career in the 1960s. She raised six children and seemed to do it all effortlessly. She loved family meals at the table, was a great cook and always prepared enough for anyone that might be dropping by without notice; it was something you could count on.
Mary was a strong, capable woman in every endeavor she pursued. She was a self-taught artist in the field of stained glass, painting and fiber arts. She enjoyed carpentry and home design and built two homes. She was an avid golfer, skier, reader and gardener. Her most favorite love of late was her acclaimed sewing room where she spent many happy hours daily. And she loved all of her sewing friends she’d met over the years.
Mary was a good teacher; she taught her children to be independent and allowed them the freedom to explore and learn and grow rich in their own lives. She was a good friend and listener. She loved and was loved and will be dearly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
Mary is predeceased by her parents, David and Nora; her sister, Joanne Caswell of California; and her husband of 28 years, John Marcell. Surviving relatives are her sister Marlene Brydson of Kent, her children, Lynn and Lindsey Yowell of Chelan, John and Donna Marcell and Mark and Jill Marcell both of Redmond, Terry and Alise Marcell of Woodinville, Tracy Price Zembruski and Mark Zembruski of Woodinville and Denise and Dan Stumpf of Kirkland. Grandchildren are Lindsey Yowell and Sarah Chase, Dusty Marcell, Drew and Miranda Marcell, Shelby Marcell, Janielle and Carl Linder, Chad and Ryan Makela, Julie Marcell, Preston Marcell, Cameron Price and Heidi Kimble, Christopher Price, Connor, Lexi and Nicholas Stumpf and great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Jaylin and Tillman Yowell, Jake Kimble, Emmie and Tristan Marcell, along with many loved nieces and nephews.
A private memorial was held for family and friends on Sunday, May 10 at Heritage Hall in Kirkland.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Evergreen Hospice of Kirkland.