Mary Wetzel, age 97, passed away peacefully in her sleep on November 14, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William Wetzel, Sr. and her only son William. She is survived by her two daughters, LaDonna (Young) and Kathleen (Wilson), as well as 9 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.
Mary was a native Californian who was raised and married in the Bay Area. She moved with the family to Pioneer, CA in 1956 and lived in a MASH Army tent while they built their house. Mary was pregnant with her third child at the time, so we always considered her a true pioneer woman washing clothes on a scrub board and cooking on a camp stove. She spent hours tending the roses she loved, and in the summer you could find her in the vegetable garden. Mary always had a smile for everyone, a good story to tell and lived with a positive attitude.
We will all miss her, and as she would say, "Love you Big!" Interment will be private; family and friends are invited to join us for a celebration of life at the Wetzel home at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.danerimortuary.com and signing the guest book.