Mary Ellen Locke Seibel
79 Years of Age
Survived by her husband Douglas W. Seibel of 49 years.
Also, her sister Patricia Howitz of Seattle Washington. Other survivors including daughters, Pamela Shell and Debbie North and son, Patrick Schy with 4 grandchildren. Other survivors include Maribel and Pascual Morales, Jesus Morales, Oscar & Melissa Morales, Kali Morales, Joselen & Emanuel Campos, daughter Sophie and AngelaMorales.
Mary's great great-grandfather, Captain John Lockemastered a sailing-vessel that brought the first Irish and Scottish settlers that landed on the eastern shores of thenew world: America. Mary grew up and spent her early years in Pullman, Washington and met Doug in Seattle. They, together built businesses for commercial andresidential structures and interiors which they managed successfully for 40 years.
They contracted as representatives for 32 high end furniture and carpet manufacturers. A highlight of their career was the designand development of aircraft interior carpeting for Boeingaircraft. Their design and sample is currently located in atime capsule at the Museum of Flight in Seattle. Mary
traveled to China at the request of Boeing to securetextiles for carpeting. Mary was a prolific writer and artist.
She enjoyed gardening and selecting indigenous plants for their yard. Mary and Doug retired to the Spokane area in 1999 and spent 2 years RV traveling throughout the states. They retired permanently in 2001 in Spokane, Washington. In 2007, they traveled together to Paris, Germany, Russia and
Siberia to connect with family who were unable to emigrate to the U.S.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
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