Mary DeHaven

Mary DeHaven, 89, Garrison, died Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in a Garrison nursing home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 12, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Nicholas Catholic Church, Garrison. Burial will be in St. Nicholas Cemetery. A rosary will be said today, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m., at the church.

Visitation will be held today, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Thompson Funeral Home in Garrison.

Mary Gertrude Walsh was born July 9, 1924, in rural Emmet, to Maurice and Odella (Perron) Walsh. She attended country schools near her home and later attended Garrison schools. While growing up, Mary’s family worked a coal mine for income as well as raising sheep.

At age 19, to help with the war effort, Mary moved to Washington and worked as a template maker in the shipyards in Vancouver. On May 20, 1947, Mary was united in marriage to Robert DeHaven Sr. in Garrison at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversay in May 2013. After their marriage, Mary worked at the Garrison Bakery for a time and later worked as a housekeeper at the Garrison Hospital for 25 years.

Mary enjoyed working at home in her yard, especially planting flowers and watching their beauty unfold as they blossomed. She also loved to visit family in Bismarck and would make an occasional visit to Prairie Knights Casino.

Mary is survived by: her husband, Robert, of Garrison; sons, Robert “Bob” Jr. (special friend Carole Luetzen), Sheridan, Wyo., Greg (Darcy), Garrison, Terry (Alana), Stanton, Tom (Bonnie), Watford City; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Teresa Teed, Bremerton, Wash.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Gervase, Edmund, Paul, Victor, Jerome, Tom, and Bob Walsh; and sisters, Evangeline Hanson, Irene Busek, Elizabeth Swenningson and Charlotte Reuter.

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