Mary H. Schoordyk

Mary H. Schoordyk

Mary H. Schoordyk was born on April 4, 1919 to Edwin and Elizabeth Nelson in Seattle (South Park).


She later moved to Beacon Hill. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1938. She grew up in the days of Model T’s and remembered moving from South Park to Beacon Hill by horse and wagon. She spoke many times of going everywhere by bus and street car.


In 1940 she married Donald Meier. In 1942 they moved to Redmond on Lake Sammamish. She and Donald had two children, Joanne and Don. They were charter members of Faith Lutheran Church and joined Happy Valley Grange in 1947. She spent her married years to Donald caring for her children, babysitting, teaching Sunday school, sewing for herself and children, and helping at functions at the Grange Hall. When Donald died in 1971 she went to work at Douglas Drugs Store in Redmond until she retired in 1981.


She married Pete Schoordyk in 1979. They spent their retirement years traveling, fishing, and spending time at the Redmond Senior Center where she volunteered for many years.


She also enjoyed crocheting, knitting, quilting and China painting. But most of all she enjoyed her time with family.


She is survived by her children Joanne Isackson (Duane) and Donald Meier, 8 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.


She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, her husbands, Don Meier and Pete Schoordyk and two daughters-in-law, Lenora and Esther.

Graveside service Wednesday, April 18th, 11am Cedar Lawns Cemetary, Redmond with reception to follow at Happy Valley Grange 19720 NE 50th St, Redmond.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory can be made to Hopelink or Evergreen Hospice.


6 Responses to “Mary H. Schoordyk”

  • Mike & Shelley Stalwick says:

    We will miss you grandma. We love you so much. You will always be in our hearts.
    Mike & Shelley

  • King Co. Pomona Grange says:

    Mary was such an active member in the County Grange and we so enjoyed her smiling face and her willing way of helping and caring. What a pleasure to have known her for years! Such a neat lady!
    June Hendrickson, Chaplain

  • Myrtle Walls (Vashon-Maury Grange) says:

    I will always remember the fun times shared between Vahon-Maury and Happy Valley. She was a good friend.

  • Myrtle Walls (Vashon-Maury Grange) says:

    I will always remember the fun we had with her and Happy Valley.

  • Myrtle Walls (Vashon-Maury Grange) says:

    I will always remember our friendship and the fun Vashon Maury and Happy Valley had when they got together

  • Myrtle Walls (Vashon-Maury Grange) says:

    Her friendship has been one I have cherrished. And always enjoyed the times when Vashon-Maury worked with Happy Valley.

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