Mary Delisle |

Mary Delisle

Mary Ellen Delisle passed away Oct. 20 at her home in Lake of the Pines, following complications from diabetes. She was 74.

A memorial service will be held in the Lake of the Pines Clubhouse on Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.

Mrs. Delisle was born Jan. 25, 1933, to Otis and Katherine (McBride) Keena in St. Paul, Minn. She attended the University of Minnesota and worked as an X-ray technician. Mrs. Delisle later traveled to San Francisco and worked there until April 30, 1960, when she married Glenn Delisle of Sacramento.

In Sacramento, Mrs. Delisle focused on her family, Girl Scouts and drill team for 12 years. Later, she worked for the Sacramento Union newspaper for 10 years before retiring in 1990 and moving to Lake of the Pines with her husband.

Mrs. Delisle enjoyed her pontoon boat, raising house and garden plants, ceramic painting, Bible study group, watching deer and raccoons on the properties, camping trips to Grover Hot Springs, cruises to Alaska and Bermuda and visiting with her daughters and their families

She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Glenn Delisle of Lake of the Pines; daughters Michelle Delisle and Karen Thompson of Lake of the Pines, Diane Baumgartner of Redding, and Suzanne Delisle of Huntington Beach; sisters Catherine-Ann Hillman of St. Paul and Sally Richardson of Sacramento; brothers John and Tom Keena of St. Paul; and grandchildren Veronica Delisle, Madeleine and Nicholas Baumgartner and Katherine and Jack Thompson.

Donations may be made to the Girl Scouts, Golden Empire Council.

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