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LeVering dies months after 100th birthday

Just months after celebrating her 100th birthday, Mary Alice LeVering died at her home surrounded by family.

LeVering was born Feb. 19, 1914, in Pawhuska, Okla., the second of John and Izora (Shantz) Miller’s nine children.She died April 10, 2014.

She had a huge gathering of friends and family at her 100th birthday party.

“I just think of the good things that happened through my life, and they were mostly all good,” she told columnist Tommi Halvorsen Gatlin in February. “God’s blessed me abundantly all these years.”

While her husband Frank served in the Army during World War II, she worked at the F.G. Foster Co. in Hoquiam.

In 1954, the family moved to Elma. Through the years, she was the first office staff member at McCleary’s new Mark E. Reed Hospital and the first woman timekeeper for the Simpson Timber Co. plant in McCleary. She retired at 62 — to help her husband with his carpet -cleaning business.

She was also inducted into the Grays Harbor Women’s Bowling Hall of Fame. At the age of 99, she was still knocking the pins down.

A celebration of her life will be conducted at 1 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Grace Community Church, 5th and Main, Elma.

Arrangements are by Whiteside Family Mortuary of Elma.