In Loving Memory of Mary Catherine Anne Underwood...

Mary Catherine Anne Underwood
July 2, 1948 – October 30, 2005

Mary was a woman of unique skills and personal fortitude. Her interests varied from camping and the out-of-doors to the fisheries industry and gourmet cooking. Mary lived her life with great curiosity and enthusiasm. So it was that she gathered her personal strength for a final return to the Pacific Ocean on the Oregon coast with her good friend Mark. It was here that she found joy and peace.

Mary passed away in the Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital in Newport, Oregon due to advanced stages of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). She leaves her father Chet Underwood, her beloved daughter Phoebe Moon Underwood along with many close relatives and friends. She was preceeded in passing by her sister Julie, mother Barbara and brother Dennis.

Mary’s life will be celebrated on November 26, 2005, 11:30am at
St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church
4228 Factoria Blvd. SE
Bellevue WA 98006
A map to Saint Margaret's may be viewed at

Please help us fight the disease that took Mary’s life.
Send contributions to:
ALSA Evergreen Chapter
6627 191st Place Ste F-106
Kent WA 98032


And if I go,
while you're still here...
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
--behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me,
so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we can soar together again,
--both aware of each other.
Until then, live your life to its fullest.
And when you need me,
Just whisper my name in your heart,
...I will be there.

"Ascension" copyright © 1987 - Colleen Corah Hitchcock
P. O. Box 390082, Minneapolis, MN 55439
Used with author's permission.