Mary Neary died Dec. 11. She was 83.

Ms. Neary was born Dec. 3, 1929, in Houghton-Le-Spring, County Durham, England, to Michael and Mary Jane O’Shaughnessy Neary. She attended Portland State University and worked for Lishman’s for two years, at Geico Insurance Co. until 1962, and retired as senior underwriter for United Pacific Insurance Co. in 1988. She also taught insurance classes at Lane Community College.

She is survived by a brother, James, Chester-Le-Street, County Durham, England; and two sisters, Catherin Davenport, Eugene, and Ellen Edwards, Wingate, County Durham, England.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 12:15 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Mary Church in Eugene.