Mary Jane McDaniel, 84, died peacefully in West Seattle, on November 29, 2018. Mary Jane was born on August 17, 1934 in Mount Vernon, Missouri, the second daughter of Raymond R. White and Pauline (Stroud) White. Mary Jane was raised in Mount Vernon, Missouri until 1944 when the family moved to Seattle. Mary Jane graduated from West Seattle High School and later worked at Fray Equipment Company in Seattle, where she met her husband Bill, a civil engineer. Bill's career in heavy construction moved Mary Jane and Bill around the Pacific Northwest and they eventually settled in Vancouver, Washington. Over the years, Mary Jane also worked for a brokerage firm, the Internal Revenue Service, volunteered at church working with children, and had her own antique shop.
Mary Jane loved antiques, quilting, gardening, American history, politics, and was grounded in her faith in Christ. Mary Jane was a devoted wife, lived a life of faith and she will be deeply missed by family and those who knew her.
Mary Jane is survived by her sister, Clari (Robert) Davis; brother, Carl Leroy White; step-daughter, Rebecca (Robert) Leavitt; step-son, Michael McDaniel (Angie); and loving nieces, nephews and step grandchildren. Preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Jane (1972), husband, Bill (2011), and sister, Joan (2018).
Please sign an on-line memorial at Washelli.com. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to be made in memoriam to OSHU Foundation or Hospice of Seattle Foundation (Providence).
“The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” Audrey Hepburn. My dad and Mary Jane held each other through their most vulnerable and trying times. This was the testimony of their love for each other. I’m forever grateful.
Please accept my condolences to your family. I hope that God’s promise of the resurrection brings you comfort during this very difficult time. (Acts 24:15)
I’m so sad 😞 I haven’t seen her in years but loved her so. My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all. Always Cindy Frieze Honigfort ❤️
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