Mary Lynn Stoll died at her home in White Salmon on Friday, December 16, 2005. She was 60 years old. She was born in Escanaba, Mich., on April 11, 1945, the daughter of Ethel Mary (Dufour) and William Morgan Stoll.
Ms. Stoll traveled much as a young girl. She graduated from high school in Green Bay, Wis., and from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, where she earned a degree in biology. In 1971, she moved to Tacoma, working for the Tacoma school district as a teacher and counselor at the junior high level. She also earned her master's degree from Pacific Lutheran University in Puyallup.
In the early 90s, Ms. Stoll met Gail Hardcastle and in 1998 Ms. Stoll relocated to Sacramento so they could be together. The couple settled in the White Salmon area over 5 years ago and she joined the Glenn Taylor Realty Group as a real estate agent soon after that.
Having raised champion dogs for 25 years, Ms. Stoll was a prominent member of the German Shepherd Dog Club of America. She was a very serious animal lover who enjoyed her two dogs, four cats, one rabbit and one bird. Ms. Stoll enjoyed carving wood and was a wooden boat enthusiast. She also loved her Harley and her yellow Corvette. She was a fighter and a "my way gal."
Surviving Mary Stoll are her life partner, Gail Hardcastle; and sister Barb Van Abel, both of White Salmon. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Christmas was Ms. Stoll's favorite time of year. Appropriately, a memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at Gardner Funeral Home in White Salmon.
Memorials may be given to Hospice of the Gorge or to "Mary's Money," a foundation Ms. Stoll started. The address is Providence Memorial Hospital, Mary's Money in care of the Infusion Center, 811 13th St., Hood River, Ore. 97031.
Send condolences and words of encouragement to the family at www.gardnerfh.com.