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Description: Obituary of Mary Grist-Hoxie

Date: January 20 1932

Newspaper published in: Ukiah

Slept In Death.

Mrs. Mary Ann Hoxie passed away at her home in Covelo almost without warning, on the afternoon of Wednesday, January 13. Although she had been failing perceptibly in health she had not been confined to her bed. She simply lay down for an afternoon sleep, from which she did not waken. Services in her memory were held at the Presbyterian church Saturday afternoon at 2:30, Rev. Charles A. Olsen, of the Reservation church officiating and Augusta Chapter No. 80 Order of Eastern Star, assisting. George Sovern, of Modesto, an old friend of the family acted as funeral director.

Dead Lady's Life Work.

Pastor Olsen's brief biographical sketch expresses so truly the esteem in which she was held in the community that we have begged the privilege of reproducing it here: Before us lie the earthly remains of Mary Ann Hoxie. She was born in California June 4, 1855. She departed this life January 13, 1932 at the ripe age of 76 years, seven months and nine days, at her home. She lived all her life in California and was a resident of this valley 50 years. Her husband, Ira C. Hoxie has gone on before. Her mother was Irene Kasson, from Pennsylvania and her father was Isaac Grist of Illinois. She is the mother of Mrs. Emma Welch, of Oakland, Mrs. Nettie Gibson, of Alameda, Ferman Hoxie, of Covelo, Mrs. Irene Belle Updegraf, of Ukiah, Martin C. Hoxie, of Fortuna, Mrs. Dorothea Frances Tattenham, of Hollywood, and Mrs. Bertha Ellen Fritz (deceased). She is a sister of John W. Grist, of Covelo, Mrs. Alice B. Welch, of Alameda, Charles E. Grist and Frank O. Grist, of Healdsburg, Ed Grist, of Covelo, and George O. Grist (deceased). Sixteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive her. She was a member of the Methodist church of Covelo and also of Augusta Chapter No. 80, Order of the Eastern Star. She left an innumerable host of friends. Her life, both socially and religiously, was a sweet perfume whose fragrance will never be forgotten. She was always extending a helping hand to the needy and sick, and has been a comfort to many in their trials.

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