Mary Jane Bair of Gig Harbor Washington passed away on March 6, 2018. She was born on March 3, 1925 in Warren, Oregon.
Mary Jane’s family moved to St. Anthony, Idaho in 1927. In school she was active in debate and played the clarinet in the school band. She excelled in academics and graduated as her class Valedictorian.
At the end of WW II she married her high school sweetheart Albert Bair, also from St. Anthony. They were happily married for 73 years. They lived in St. Anthony, Idaho where their two children were born. They moved to Spokane, Washington in 1959 and to Gig Harbor, Washington in 2011. Mary Jane and Albert enjoyed square dancing in the early days of their marriage and later they did extensive traveling with their friends. She often worked alongside Albert and supported him in his lumber and hardware businesses.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Bair.
Mary Jane is survived by her brother Jack Pinney (Lee) of Castle Rock, CO, daughter Kathie Wheeler (Arthur) of Gig Harbor, WA, son Richard Bair (Colleen) of Austin, TX. She has three grandchildren: Michael Wheeler (Francy), Heather Bair (Laura) and Wendy Gisclair (Gary) and four great-grandchildren: Ashlei and Mason Wheeler and Emma and Virginia Gisclair.
Services will be held for family and friends at the Haven of Rest Chapel, Gig Harbor, WA on Saturday 24 March at 11:00 AM
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff and nurses at Harbor Place, the Franciscan Hospice House of Tacoma, Jill Anderson of Lakebay WA. and Francy Wheeler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the University of Washington Medical Center Fund for Greatest Need
Donations may be made to:
Accelerate - UW Medicine
1410 NE Campus Parkway, Seattle WA 98195