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Mary Blake | PASSAGES
Mary Blake passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 30, 2014.
She was born May 2, 1930 in Bremerton to Fred and Katie Carlson. Mary was a lifetime resident of Kitsap County living on Bainbridge island, Seabeck and Silverdale.
She was known as the “little lady” who sold Seattle PI newspapers at the ferry dock on Bainbridge Island until her retirement in 1990. Don and Mary had the paper dealership for 30 years. She met many people and made lifelong friends during that time.
Gram proudly spent her life caring for her family. Her ability to love unconditionally brought many young people into her home and they all called her grandma.
Mary was proceeded in death by her parents, her husband, M. Donald Blake, and her son Steven Ray.
She is survived by her sister, Charlene (Jim) Bryan; daughter, Debby (Bob) Johnson and her son-in-law Dan (Holly) Segerman; her grandchildren, Toni (Glen), Dani (Doug), Wade (Colleen) and Nita (Jeff); her 12 great-grandchildren, Carlynn, Michelle, Preston, Payton, Tessa, Tyler, Katerina, Kyle, Kristen, Isaac, Emily and Danny.
Mary was especially proud of her two great-great-gran babies, Joie Lee and Hunter Easton.
Our “Gram, Grammy, Grandma Patches” has been loved by many and will be greatly missed by all.
There will be no service per Mary’s request.
A family gathering to celebrate her life will be scheduled at a later date.