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In Memoriam: Mary Jo Attwood (Jan. 4, 1943 – Jan. 25, 2023)

Mary Jo Attwood

Mary Jo Attwood passed peacefully surrounded by family on Jan.25, 2023.   She was the youngest of two daughters, born Jan. 4, 1943 to Gordon and Carol Van Cleave in Silverton, Oregon.      

Mary Jo was a talented seamstress and crafter opening Leather & Lace in the late 1990s in downtown Silverton. After the storefront closed Mary Jo moved her retail business online, where she enjoyed  working alongside her husband, Keith, and daughter, Christina. Mary Jo loved her Disney adventures  especially when her youngest granddaughter Keely would join.   

Mary Jo will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Keith Attwood; children, Kimberly Powers, Kelly  (Don) Thompson, Steve (Nichole) Powers, and Christina Tapia;   grandchildren, Chris, Allison, Caitlyn, Tiffiney, Anthony, Emily, and Keely; and five great grandchildren.    

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Cliff Powers and Jose Tapia; sister, Maurine Holmes; and son, Anthony Powers.    

Funeral services for Mary Jo were held at Unger Funeral Chapel on Feb. 9.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Oregon Zoo.   Arrangements made by Unger Funeral Chapel – Silverton.

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