August 30, 1945 - April 11, 2020
Mary Kathleen Bishop was born August 30, 1945 in Vancouver, WA to Hubert and Josephine Bedell . The Lord called her home on April 11, 2020. Mary grew up in Washougal, WA. She graduated from Washougal High School in 1963. As an adult she lived briefly in Las Vegas, then Seattle and Spokane before building her life and family in Kennewick, WA. She met the love of her life, Jerry Bishop, and they were married June 17, 1976. They were married almost 44 years. Together they had two children, Toby and Jessica. Mary made it priority to put family and others first. An amazing wife, mom, grandma, sister, aunt, and friend. Always a cheerleader she loved attending all sports and events for her children and her nine grandchildren. A master at relationships she held value in learning everyone's story and loving people for their individuality. She had the ability to make friends with anyone she came across, and was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. She spent her life serving others as an employment specialist for people with disabilities until her retirement at the age of 70; she loved her career and did an exceptional job with her gifts. Since 1993 Mary Kay was another way she connected with and empowered others. "No matter how busy you are you must take time to make the other person feel important." - Mary Kay Ash Mary was a collector of friends and interesting treasures. She was a Girl Scout and at the age of 16 earned the highest honor available at that time, the Curved Bar award. She went on to be a leader for Cub and Girl Scouts for her son and daughter. Life of the party her energy radiated when she entered the room. She was an amazing pool player and bowler. Mary also enjoyed gardening, fishing, road trips, beachcombing, spending time with family, crafting with her grandchildren, all animals, music and dancing. An avid baker, seamstress and fermenter. Her children and grandchildren gave her the award for the best back rubs in the world. The void she leaves behind is surpassed only by her legacy. She is preceded in death by her father Hubert Bedell , her mother Josephine Bedell , her father-in-law Donald Bishop and mother-in-law Juanita Bishop. She is survived by her husband Jerry Bishop, her son Toby Bishop (spouse Amy Bishop), her daughter Jessica Cannard (spouse Nicholas Cannard), her 9 grandchildren, her brother Dick Bedell (spouse Marion Bedell ), and her brother John Bedell . There will be a celebration of her life held at a later date at Crossview Church.
Mary Kathleen Bishop was born August 30, 1945 in Vancouver, WA to Hubert and Josephine Bedell . The Lord called her home on April 11, 2020. Mary grew up in Washougal, WA. She graduated from Washougal High School in 1963. As an adult she lived... View Obituary & Service Information
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