July 30, 1921 - August 10, 2012
Mary Kuchs passed away peacefully August 10, 2012, in West Linn, from Alzheimers disease. Mary was born July 30, 1921, in St. Louis, Missouri, to Otto
and Della Roster. She grew up in California, and attended San Jose College. She
and her husband, Joseph, were married 49 years. They had two children, Arlene and Charles.
In 1951, the family moved to South America. Mary and her husband lived in Chile and Peru for 29 years, where Joe was a metallurgical engineer and she was a teacher and principal.
In 1980, they returned to the United States for retirement and lived in Central Oregon.
Mary was an avid golfer and enjoyed gardening, painting and needle pointing.
Marys son, Charles, and his wife, Kristi, live in West Linn with her grandsons, Karl and Kyle. Her daughter, Arlene, lives in Glendale, Arizona, and granddaughter, Mara, lives in Morenci, Arizona, with great-grandson, Justin. Jim McNamara, her nephew, lives in Crooked River Ranch.
At her request no services will be held.
Mary Lucille Kuchs