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Mary Jo Routson
06/23/1934 — 03/05/2022
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Benton City, WA
Mary Jo Routson
Mary Jo Routson passed away on Saturday, March 5, 2022 in her home in Benton City, WA. Mary Jo was born on June 23, 1934 in Wenatchee, WA to Charles Frederick Boning and Edith Lorene (Bolinger) Boning. Mary Jo grew up in Leavenworth, WA and graduated from Leavenworth High.
Mary attended a multitude of colleges including Wenatchee Valley College, WSU, UT, El Paso, FSU, and EWU. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and went on to teach school at Ritzville, El Paso, Spokane, Panama Canal Zone, and Pullman. She married Ronald C. Routson on December 26, 1958 before ultimately retiring and settling down in Benton City, WA in October 1967 where she would live the rest of her life. She was a longtime member of St. Frances X Cabrini Church in Benton City where she printed the bulletin and ministries schedule for many years.
Mary is preceded in death by parents Charles & Edith Boning, brother Charles Boning, husband Ron Routson, and son Michael Routson. She is survived by daughter Kelly, grandsons Michael, TJ, Chris, and Tom. She’s also survived by great grandchildren Alexa, Rhonin, Liam, and Christian, as well as sisters Pat and Dolores, numerous nieces and nephews, and sister in law Jewel White.
Kelly and family–
I am so sorry to hear of Mary Jo’s passing–I have known her since I was a youngster at St. Francis parish, and was fortunate to become better acquainted with her when I moved back to Benton City as a young adult. I always enjoyed conversing with her after mass or at church functions–she was a soft spoken, kind hearted woman and I know she deeply loved her family from the many times she spoke lovingly of them. May you all have peace and comfort with her passing. God Bless
You will be missed but not forgotten! You were a wonderful, caring sister in law for the psst 62years.