Mary Carol Lepschat died April 27. She was 55.

Mrs. Lepschat was born Dec. 24, 1958, to Norbert and Norma (McMahon) Lepschat. She was raised on the family farm in Gales Creek and attended St. Anthony School until the sixth grade, when she went to Visitation School. She attended St. Mary of Valley High School, but graduated from Forest Grove High School in 1977. She was a purchasing agent for Rodgers Instruments for more than 30 years.

She was preceded in death by her father, Tuck Lepschat; and sister, Lois Lepschat. She is survived by her children, William Ramos, Leah Ramos and James Ramos, all of Gales Creek; mother, Norma, Gales Creek; siblings and their spouses, Christine and Stefan Bump, Mountaindale; Barbara Lepschat, Forest Grove; Diane and Bob Woodruff, Banks; Rosalia "Buzzy" and Eric Snow, Hillsboro; Peter and Susan Lepschat, Verboort; Amy and John Deppa, Portland; and Dan Lepschat, Cherry Grove; and 13 nieces and nephews.

A memorial Mass was celebrated at St. Anthony Church in Forest Grove.