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Mary Lois Surplus
03/13/1924 — 06/09/2012
From Richland, WA, USA | Born in Maryville, MO
Mary Lois Surplus
MARY LOIS GATES SURPLUS Mary G. Surplus, 88, of Richland passed away June 9 at Tranquility Manor in Kennewick. Mary was born March 13, 1924 in Maryville, Missouri to John Moore Gates and Lois Alverta Van Buren Gates. She graduated from Horace Mann High School in Maryville. Mary married her high school sweetheart Tom Surplus in 1942. They moved to the Tri-Cities in 1947 and raised their family in Richland. Mary was a computer programmer for the City of Richland, retiring in 1982. Mary was devoted to her much loved family. They were the joy and focus of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband Tom and both of her sons, Leroy and Harold. Mary is survived by her daughter Margaret Bumgarner husband Kent, her daughter-in-law Laurel Surplus, granddaughter Terra Watkins husband Terry, and grandsons Cory Surplus wife Kim, Bruce Surplus wife Tami, and Scott Surplus wife Mary; 9 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. At her request, there will be no service. Friends are invited to gather with the family in her memory on Friday, June 15th from 5 to 8 pm at 510 Cottonwood, Richland.
I’m so sorry for your loss. Mary was such a sweet lady. I grew up across the street on Cottonwood and remember her kindness. I later moved in next to my folks and loved that Mary was still there and she made me feel right at home again.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you and yours,
Lynn Schildknecht Ibatuan
Sorry for your loss. Mary was a good friend throught the years.
I appreciate Margaret calling and talking with me. Your kind thought goes a long way.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you and the family.
Darlene and Ken Clark
Bruce and Scott, I forgot to put “Grand” in front of Mom and “Grand” in front of Dad. See what you got to look forward to when you hit 80. So sorry guys. Bet you Mom and Rod are questioning there where abouts after my first sign in.
Bruce and Scott, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. Your Mom with be with your Dad and in a much better place. God bless you and your families.
We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was a grand lady and a great friend; we will miss her dearly. We will also miss picking her up and taking her to lunch at Red Lobster; and will think of her every time someone orders Popcorn Shrimp. Thanks Margaret for keeping us informed; it was greatly appreciated! Keep in touch!
Terra and Family,
So sorry for the loss of your grandmother. May God comfort you and your family with precious memories. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Bill and Sylvia Browning
Bruce and Scott, sorry to hear about your grandmother. Our thoughts are with your family.
Matt and Andie Newton