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Mary L Lomon

12/16/1941 — 12/10/2022

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Mary L Lomon


Born December 16, 1941, to Francis and Iola Kelly at Deaconess hospital in Spokane, WA. Passed @ Regency Canyon Lakes on December 10, 2022

Her family moved to Richland in the early 40s to take advantage of the Manhattan project opportunities. Mary Lou was a tomboy as a child and loved the outdoors.

She never met a stranger and could find out someone’s entire life story upon meeting them. She would remember the names of everyone she ever knew and loved to share stories and interact with people. She had great memories of her childhood growing up in Richland, in a much more simple time.

Mary met the love of her life, Roy Lomon, and married in July 1961. They had one child, Shannon Welker.

Mary Lou worked hard and always put family first. She and Butch and Shannon, spent summers boating, water skiing and camping. they shared a very close relationship with sister and brother in law, Patsy and Jerry Podesek. They went to Hawaii together as well on many fishing trips to the potholes. She loved to snow ski and explore the outdoors. They took many trips to the Oregon coast, riding the sand dunes on quads, camping, and spending time with friends and family.

She worked as a secretary @ Battelle, where she had many friends and long-lasting relationships. She retired in 2000, after working for 30 years.

She and Butch (Roy) spent a few winters in their RV in Arizona with her sister Yvonne and husband Doug Burke. She enjoyed entertaining at their home and loved the pool parties and having family and friends around. Her greatest joy was a big family meal!

Mary Lou is survived by their daughter, Shannon Welker, and her sister

, Yvonne Burke, sister in law, Patsy Podesek, Grandson, Rylan Welker (Samantha).granddaughter, Shaylee Welker. Great grandchildren, Tana and Lucas Welker. Mary Lou was a loving, daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She will always be remembered for her laughter and dedication to her family. She was preceded in death by, her husband Roy (Butch) by only a few months, August 16, 2022. Son-in-law, Daniel Welker and Brother-in-law, Doug Burke.

A special, Thank you to Regency Canyon Lakes for their loving care.

Memorial to be held on Monday, December 19th @2pm. In the event center at Einans @sunset gardens.

Wear red. In honor of Mary Lou, her favorite color

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  • Even though I didn’t see Mary Lou very often over the years, her and Butch always made me feel as if we had seen each other more. I have great memories spending time at their house in Richland and Pasco. They were like my second parents. Mary Lou always told me how it was and never sugar coated anything, but I knew it was given with love. My heart hurts for Shannon and her family. I hope all the wonderful memories help everyone through all the difficult times. ❤️

    Terri Wright
    December 19, 2022
  • I met Mary Lou a couple of times in the time I worked with her son in law, Dan and saw Shannon as my hair stylist. Her and Butch were so inviting and you could see the love they had for each other and their family. She could keep you in a conversation that wasnt forced, she was very welcoming and kind. The world lost an amazing woman, and heaven gained an angel ❤️ Prayers to all of you, Shannon and family 🙏

    Michelle Kellogg
    December 15, 2022
    Kennewick Wa
  • I remember her as Shannon’s mom. She was always very welcoming , one of the warmest families.

    Shelley Hawks
    December 15, 2022
  • Deep condolences to you and your amazing family. Hold tight to your memories and the stories that are shared.
    With heartfelt sympathy.

    Ron and Cheri Thomas

    Cheri Thomas
    December 15, 2022
    Long Beach, WA
  • Our family will forever miss Butch and Lou ,camped for many years down at the Oregon dunes with them. We made many special memories with their family and we are very sad to hear of their passing. Rest in peace dear friends

    Mike and Lee Ann Castleberry
    December 13, 2022
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