Mary Elizabeth Edenholm passed away peacefully at Providence Mount St. Vincent, surrounded by beloved family and friends, on March 31, 2022. A lifelong West Seattle resident, she was born to Donald and Helen MacDonald on March 28th 1937 , which happened to fall on Easter Sunday. She attended Holy Rosary School from first through twelfth grade, where she made lifelong friends.
Mary Beth was warm, charming, and had a talent for making people feel at ease. If you were lucky enough to meet her, she would know your life story within five minutes. She had a wonderful sense of humor, and a love of all things show business. She cherished her 40-year friendship with the late Rip Taylor and always looked forward to the next trip to Las Vegas. She enjoyed many wonderful road trips with her sisters and family trips to the Sandpiper on the Washington coast and Arch Cape on the Oregon coast.
Mary Beth was an accomplished gardener, a talented baker, a decorator who could make thrift store finds look like a million bucks, and a fabulous entertainer. Her holiday gatherings and parties were legendary, as were the informal Saturday afternoon get-togethers at her kitchen table. She loved her job as a research librarian at the Seattle Post Intelligencer and was there for 49 years. There wasn’t a bit of trivia she didn’t know; she truly was the original Google. She was able to meet some very famous people in the halls of the P.I., most notably Muhammad Ali.
She is survived by her children Anne Johanson, John Edenholm, and Karin Edenholm (Rob Steffan); grandchildren Sally Namur and Terence Edenholm; great-grandchildren Inessa, Alexa and Jayden; siblings Duncan MacDonald (Betty), Patrick MacDonald, Jane MacDonald and Madeline McKenzie (Michael); and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and sister Monica Torrey.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the near future, all are welcome. Please visit http://howden-kennedy.com for more information or to leave a memory. Internment at Calvary Cemetery.
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