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Mary Stupfel

ARCH CAPE — Mary Alice Kelley Stupfel, a member of St. Peter the Fisherman Parish, died Nov. 8. She was 90.

Mrs. Stupfel was born July 17, 1922, in McMinnville to Lenora (Brown) and Earl Kelley. She received her early education in McMinnville, and St. Mary's Academy in Portland. She graduated from McMinnville High School. After finishing Northwestern School of Commerce in Portland, she worked for McCracken Brothers Motor Freight. Later, she worked for the Telephone Register newspaper, now known as the News Register, in McMinnville. During World War II, she joined the U.S. Navy. She married Captain Clifford Stupfel in 1945, and they later moved to Portland, and then to Seattle in 1952. They returned to the Portland area in 1962 and joined the Madeleine Parish. She retired in 1975 after working 10 years for George J. Scott and began a new career in the arts. In 1989, she and her husband built their retirement home on the Oregon Coast.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Cliff; their son, Patrick; and her parents. She is survived by her children, Tom (Nancy), Vancouver; Kathy (Jim Hickey), Manzanita; Jane (Dick Flemming), University Place, Wash.; Mike (Patty), Kirkland, Wash.; Molly (David MacFarland), Issaquah, Wash.; Dan (Ginny), Hillsboro; daughter-in-law, Mary Kay Stupfel, Milwaukie; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathleen Stephan, San Diego; and nieces and nephews.

A funeral will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at St. Peter the Fisherman Church in Arch Cape, beginning with the rosary and continuing with the Mass of Christian burial. Reception following the Mass will be held at Pine Grove Community Center, 225 Laneda Ave., Manzanita. Memorial donations can be made to St. Peter the Fisherman Maintenance Fund or the Rinehart Clinic in Wheeler.





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