Mary Frances Medbery died on January 15th, at Perham Health, Perham, MN.
Mary was born October 5, 1923 in Providence RI, daughter of Herbert Earl Morgan Medbery and Dorothy Bushnell Peck Medbery, who both preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Ann and Ruth, her brother Herbert, and her nephew Bill.
She is survived by nieces Christine Jenkins, Valerie Ketchens, and nephews Ron and Russ (Shirley)Bunker.
Mary attended John Howland School (K-6), the Lincoln School (7-12), and then Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. After Katherine Gibbs, Mary was employed at Amica Insurance from 1942-1983 eventually becoming one of the heads of the Personnel department.
Mary had served her country in the USNR (WAVES) from 1943-1946, being discharged as a Yeoman 2ndClass.
After all Mary’s family had passed away out east, she came west to Minnesota to be near her nephew Russ in Perham, and has lived here for about 20 years now.
Mary always had a smile for everyone and had such a Christlike giving heart.
Well done, Mary, good and faithful servant. You will be so missed here on earth by your family and friends here in the Perham Minnesota area, as well as all the friends you left out in Rhode Island including Betty Lonergan who faithfully called you for years every week without fail.
A funeral service for Mary is planned in Perham, Minnesota at 11 am on Friday January 29th in the Calvary Lutheran Church.
Please use the following link to view her service https://youtu.be/67EJGJ6jHNM You Tube
A private burial was held in Highland Park in Johnston, RI. A celebration of her life will be held in Rhode Island the spring of 2021.