Mary was born in Raymond, PA, June 17th, 1918, to Marvin H. and Jessie Mae (Sheriff) Warren. She grew up in Sisters, Oregon and attended school there through the 7th grade. The family moved to Corvallis, Oregon where she attended 8th grade and graduated from Corvallis High School in 1936. She went on to attend Oregon Agriculture College (Oregon State) where her brothers and sister were enrolled. Later she entered St. Luke's School of Nursing in Boise, Idaho.
In 1941, she met and married her husband, Stanford B. Neglay. Stanford joined the United States Navy, survived the attack on Pearl Harbor and served in the Pacific until the war ended in 1945. During the war, Mary spent her days waiting for Stanford to return safely from his service.
After the war, Mary and Stan moved to Kennewick, Washington and later relocated to Boise, Idaho where they raised their two sons. During these years she worked for J.C. Penney Co. and as a recorder in the Ada County Courthouse in Boise. In 1988, she and Stan moved to Albany, Oregon to be closer to their sons and families.
Mary was a member in the Auxiliary of the American Legion, Post #26 in Melba, Idaho and later in Post #10 in Albany.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Stanford Boyce Neglay. She had three brothers, Vernon, Dewitt and Lyle Warren and one sister, Ruth Warren Shipley, all of whom preceded her in death.
She is survived by sons Stanford B. Neglay Jr. and Donald Marvin Neglay (Dianne) and five grandchildren, Lisa Neglay Pierson, Chris Neglay (Mattie), Wendy Neglay, Matt Neglay (Deb), and Mark Neglay. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Jack Pierson and Kaitlin Pierson and many nieces and nephews.
Mary enjoyed many years of hunting and fishing with her husband and their friends. She most loved hiking into the beautiful high country of Idaho to fish the mountain lakes. Her hobbies included collecting antiques. Most of all, she considered her family her life and greatest pleasure. Her quick wit, fierce loyalty, and generous nature are how she will always be remembered.
She will be buried next to her husband at the Kuna Cemetery in Kuna, Idaho.
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