We all knew her as the social butterfly. Truly kind, loving and generous. Born in Oklahoma, a true Okie who would yodel if you twisted her arm. Mary settled in Whatcom County in the early sixties after traveling with her husband in the military to the Philippines and Okinawa. There she volunteered as a Gray Lady going to orphanages, a leprosy colony and feeding native children in her own backyard. She worked for the Morning Star military paper and was proud of photographs and articles printed in the paper. Once back to the United States she worked at the local DSHS, then moved on to the Department of Revenue, later retiring part-time from the Liquor control board. Mary continued to be active in her community by joining Toastmasters, a bowling league, avid golfer and WW Church of God member, later United Church for many years. She loved cooking, getting dressed up and spending time with family. She also loved her dogs.
Mary is survived by her previous husband Charles Cash Sr and wife Ginny. Her three children Penny Tamas and husband Steve, Pamela Cash, Charles Cash, Jr. and wife Tymphony. Grandchildren: Tamara Tamas, Christina Tamas Schlack and husband, Caleb, Valerie and Angela Cash. Great grandchildren: Tristan, Scarlett and Olive, Crue and Cael Schlack. Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins in Oklahoma.
Mary was preceded in death by her second husband Lester Gormley, mother and father Crystal and Buss Miller, sister Bertha Mae, sister Annable and Donald Vanaman, and brother Paul Miller and wife Teddy, and her first grandson Marcus Bailey, and her dear friend Lillian Mclaughlin. Numerous nieces and nephews and cousins in Oklahoma.
We are thankful for the wonderful and peaceful environment offered at the Whatcom County Hospice the last week of her life. We were able to gather together for the 4th of July with friends and family. Mary went out with a bang, just as she lived her life. She will be missed greatly by all and remembered forever in our hearts.
In lieu of flowers please donate to Whatcom Hospice House.
- Date & Time: July 19, 2019 (12:00 AM)
- Venue: Bayview Cemetery
- Location: 1420 Woburn St. Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)
- Date & Time: July 19, 2019 (1:00 PM)
- Venue: Moles Farewell Tributes - Bellingham
- Location: 2465 Lakeway Drive Bellingham, WA 98229 - (Get Directions)