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Mary (Gregory) Putney: 1940-2023


We are devastated to say Mary passed away.

Mary was born March 5, 1940, in Hasty, Arkansas. She was the fourth of 13 children by Delbert and Ona Mae Gregory. In 1945, Delbert moved his wife and then-six children to Seattle for a job at the Sand Point Naval Station.

Mary married Gary Putney in 1960 and they had three daughters, Kerri, Gina, and Joni. Gary was in the Coast Guard, so the family lived at different locations along the Oregon and Washington coast.

In 1971, the family moved back to the Seattle area and Mary went to work at National Bank of Commerce/Rainier Bank as a telephone switchboard operator. Over her career at the bank, Mary worked her way up to Loan Officer, where she retired many years later.

Mary had many obstacles in her life due to medical issues with her neck and back, but that never stopped her from doing ANYthing! She loved life and had many interests. Mary loved gardening and her flowers, dancing, and reading John Grisham novels.

She read the newspaper daily, front to back, starting with the sports section. Mary loved shopping for a good deal and garage sale-ing with Aunt Rose. And, of course, Mary loved the Mariners and Seahawks!

More than anything, though, Mary loved God and her family. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and was small but mighty, as well as determined and stubborn!

Mary leaves behind three daughters, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 10 siblings. We will miss your sweet smile and sparkling blue eyes. We will love and miss you forever.

A celebration of Mary's life will be held Saturday, October 21, from noon to 4 p.m. at 11525-19th Ave.SE Everett, WA 98208

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Providence Hospice of Snohomish County: