Mary Katherine (Alhadeff) Halela was born in Seattle November 25, 1923. Our loving mother, grand-mother, great grand-mother, aunt, great aunt, friend and community member passed away peacefully surrounded by family on October 10, 2012 at Marika's AFH in Bellevue. Mary is survived by her daughter Maggie (Mark), son Robert, Randi Halela, grandchildren, Courtney, Joey, Sydney, Rachelle, Shelby and great grandchildren, Jackson, Jagger and Lake. Mary is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews. Mary graduated from Garfield High School and attended the University of Washington for two years. She worked for many years as a secretary until she met dad in 1948. Mom and dad married in 1950. Mary's life was her family, after raising the children she went back to work. Mom also enjoyed her many years working at Longacres Race Track in the program office. Mary was a member of the Sephardic Bikur Holim and a member of her beloved Terra Tillers Garden Club for over 50 years. She enjoyed music, theatre, traveling, flower arranging and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Mary's family and extended family meant everything to her. Her love touched all who knew her. We will miss her dearly. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am, Friday October 12th at Bonney Watson Broadway, 1732 Broadway, Seattle. Burial Service following at the Seattle Sephardic Brotherhood Cemetery. The family suggests that remembrances in Mary's memory may be made to Temple B'nai Torah, Sephardic Bikur Holim, or Congregation Ezra Bessaroth.
Published in The Seattle Times on October 12, 2012
Eulogies were given by , and Rabbi Meyer.