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In Memoriam: Mary Jane Crosby (April 25, 1951 – Feb. 14, 2022)

Mary Jane Crosby died in Silverton, Oregon on Feb.14, 2022. Her Christian faith sustained her despite a lifetime of physical suffering; strengthening and enabling her as a loving wife and mother, a caring teacher, and a prayer warrior.

She was born April 25, 1951 in Buffalo, New York – daughter of Milan and Alice MacMartin. After Milan’s death in 1953, Alice married his brother John MacMartin, known and loved as Dad.

She is survived by her husband, Douglas H. Crosby; their three children, Shelly (Yun), Justin (Elizabeth), and Jonathan (Kelsey); four grandchildren, Kathryn, Alric, Sawyer, Quinn; and two sisters, Edith and Diane.

Doug and Mary Jane were married July 1, 1972 in Duke Center, Pennsylvania; moved to Oregon in 1978, and have been Silverton residents since 1984.

A burial was held at Willamette National Cemetery on Feb. 23. Her life will be celebrated in a memorial gathering at Woodburn Foursquare Church. Date to be determined.

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