MARY CATHERINE BOLINE Mary Catherine Boline passed away peacefully on December 23, 2005 at the age of 85. Born April 21, 1920 to Christopher and Bessie Dunnigan in Los Angeles, California, the family soon moved to Vancouver, WA. She attended local schools, Providence Academy, Shumway Jr. High and graduated from Vancouver High School. She then attended Business College. Employed as a secretary most of her life, she worked for the Vancouver Housing Authority, an attorney, the Vancouver Shipyards during WWII, the State of Washington and retired at age 71 from the City of Portland. She met Edward Boline in 1946, and they were married in October of that year. He preceded her in death in 1974. She is survived by her four children, sons, James Boline and wife Denise, Thomas Boline and wife Debbie, all of Vancouver, John Boline and wife Connie, of Portland; and daughter, Therese Williams and husband Dan of Ferndale, WA; nine grandchildren, Jerri Boline, Lisa Lester, Joel Boline, Jason Boline, Angela Reinwald, Gabe Boline, C-J Boline, Thu Williams and Tony Williams; and three great-grandchildren, Mallory Reinwald, Tyler Mustappa and Jade Mustappa. A celebration of her life will be held at Hamiton-Mylan Funeral Home on Friday, December 30, 2005 at 1:00 p.m.
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Published in The Columbian on Dec. 29, 2005