Mary Lee Daeley
Mary Lee Daeley
Mary Lee Daeley
Mary Lee Daeley

Obituary of Mary Lee Daeley

Mary Lee Daeley passed away on March 19, 2024, after a long struggle with Parkinson's disease.  She was born on November 9, 1939, in Jamestown, North Dakota, to Robert and Genevieve Moffitt. 


She graduated from Jamestown High School in 1957, where she won the Betty Crocker Future Homemaker of the Year award two years in a row.  She headed to North Dakota State University, where she joined Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, majored in Home Economics, and met Vern Daeley, who she married on June 28, 1959.  Mary Lee and Vern came to Seattle and ultimately settled in Shoreline.


While Vern delivered milk for Smith Brothers Farms, Mary Lee was a superior homemaker and mom. She was a room mother, Brownie and Girl Scout troop leader, and dedicated attendee of Richmond Little League games for many years. 


She returned to school at Shoreline Community College, trained as a medical records technician, and worked at Community Home Health Care.  Later Vern and Mary Lee moved to Lake Roosevelt, where they lived for many years and she worked in the medical records department and as a transcriptionist at the hospital in Colville. 


She was an excellent seamstress and made Halloween costumes, party dresses, and drum major uniforms; baked too many dozens of cookies and bought and wrapped an excess of presents for Christmas; and made birthday cakes and holiday dinners galore.  She had a wicked sense of humor and loved bad movies, books and words, Scrabble, trivia, dogs, and spoiling her grandchildren. 


Mary Lee is survived by her husband of 64 years, Vern; her children, Jim, Jon and his wife Mindy, Lisa and her husband Jim; her grandkids, Jenna and her husband Alex, Kyle and his wife Autumn, Sami and her husband Nick, Malcolm and Eleanor; and great-grandkids, Kamdyn, Hazel Grace, and Lincoln.  


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