OCEAN PARK - Ocean Park resident Mary F. Tebay died March 10, 2004, after a lengthy illness. She was 78 years old. Born April 22, 1925, in Bouge, Kan., she was one of eight children of Frederick and Addie (Sandon) Tromblay.

Mrs. Tebay grew up in Bouge, attended the local elementary and high school and helped run the family restaurant and hotel business. On Aug. 28, 1968, she married Walter E. Tebay and they made their first home in Renton. Mrs. Tebay was employed by Sears Roebuck & Co. as a retail manager for 12 years in Renton. She also worked for 12 years for the Boeing Aircraft Co. in the Everett plant.

In 1994 the couple moved from Camano Island to Ocean Park and made it their permanent retirement home. She enjoyed her home and her interests and hobbies included knitting, gardening, cooking and having family gatherings. She also enjoyed camping, fishing and bowling.

Preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, she is survived by her husband Walter of Ocean Park; daughters Patricia Kishazi of Purdy and Rhonda Wright of Seaview; sons Dennis Downing of Kent, Robert Allen Downing of Lake Stevens and Frederick Jay Downing of Renton; sister Rita McMillan of Topeka, Kan.; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was held on Monday, March 15, at Ocean Park Lutheran Church. Graveside services and committal followed at Ocean Park Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Harbor Home Health and Hospice, PO Box 716, Ilwaco, WA 98624. Arrangements by Penttila's Chapel by The Sea, Long Beach.

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