Mary Ellen Hadley
Dec. 5, 1924 — Aug. 5, 2018
Mary Ellen Hadley (Stoner) of Longview passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at the age of 93.
She was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Bayview, Idaho, to Clarence and Laura Stoner (Bowcutt) and was raised in Camden, Wash., during the depression after Clarence was able to homestead land for a farm there. Mary grew up there with her younger sister, Violet and her two brothers, Harold and Charlie Richards. During WW II, Mary, Violet and Clarence all worked as part of the war effort in the shipyards in Vancouver.
In 1946 she married William Jarrett, living in the Camden area before moving to Oregon and then back to the Spokane area for most of her adult life. In 1979 she married Edgar Hadley while living in Harrington, Wash., living there until health concerns caused them to move to Longview to be near her daughter, Amy and her family there.
Mary started digging into her family tree years ago while still working (before the dawn of computers) and she was able to go back to the late 1700s. After retiring she continued this hobby and now with the new DNA tests, her family tree has expanded almost another 100 years and grown several branches.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Laura; siblings, Harold, Charlie and Violet; son Laurence Jarrett; daughter Billie Sue Hall; grandson Mark Hall; and her former husband, William Jarrett.
Mary is survived by her husband, Edgar Hadley in Longview; her children, Cathi Gross, Dewey Jarrett (Patricia), Amy Hicks (Mike), and Brian Jarrett (Donna); her grandchildren, Jeff Gross, Carson, Matthew and Michael Hall, Laura Pitman (Rob), Erin Murnan, Nick Murnan, Estelle Riley, AJ, Aaron and Shannon Hicks, newlyweds Jenni and Todd Riffe, Jeremiah Jarrett (Jennifer), and Kylie Jones (Sterling); and her great-grandchildren, Ryan and Emma Pitman, Ty and Micheal Riley, Usiah Hicks, Alexis, Zoey and Sydney Jarrett, Addie and Henley Jones and a third is on the way.
Cremation will take place under the direction of Green Hill Crematory in Longview. A celebration of life will be held at a later date in Newport, Wash.
The family requests donations be made to the Community Home Health & Hospice in Longview or to your local Humane Society.