Mary Scarvie, longtime parishioner at Magnolia Presbyterian, remembered

Mary Scarvie passed away Aug. 15 at home in Marysville. She was 93 years of age.

Mary Agnes Hunt was born on March 15, 1914, to Clarence D. and Nina E. Hunt in Idaho Falls, Idaho. After a brief stay in Idaho the family returned home to Oklahoma, where her sister Laurella and brother James were born. They subsequently relocated to Seattle, where Mary attended Bagley Elementary and Lincoln High School, graduating at age 16.

Mary met W. Kenneth Scarvie, her husband-to-be, at the Seattle First Methodist Church, where they both sang in the choir. They were married in that church Sept. 4, 1937, with Ken's father, the Rev. Frank A. Scarvie, presiding. After 62 years of marriage, Ken preceded Mary in death on Jan. 27, 2000.

Mary and Ken were the proud and loving parents of three children: Sallie J. Beaupré of Marysville; William K. II of Bainbridge Island; and Richard H. of Federal Way. In addition to her children, Mrs. Scarvie is survived by 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by daughters-in-law Karen and Sally Scarvie, and sisters-in-law Dorothy (Scarvie) Coates of Shoreline, Adele (Endresen) Scarvie of Seattle and Pat Hunt of Lake Forest Park.

Mrs. Scarvie will be remembered by all for a designer's eye, an artist's hand, a quick wit, a wanderlust that drew her and Ken to many adventures around the world, her years of service with the Seattle Repertory Organization and her deep Christian faith expressed during her 47-year membership at the Magnolia Presbyterian Church. She will be missed by all.

A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 in the Chapel at Acacia Funeral Home, 14951 Bothell Way N.E. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Mary's name be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or the Marysville Fire District Foundation.[[In-content Ad]]