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Mary Colleen Marks (Seward)

November 8, 1936 - January 14, 2013

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Mary Colleen Marks, 76, of Sweet Home passed away Monday. She was born in North Bend, Oregon to Milton and Minnie Ruth (Castle) Seward.

Mary grew up in Monroe and married Bob Fry in 1956. They lived together in Oregon for 14 years before eventually ending their marriage. She married Ralph Marks, which also later ended in divorce.

Mary was a bartender at My Place Tavern in Sweet Home where she worked for her mother, the owner. She also worked at The Grove and The Club in Cottage Grove.

She liked arts, crafts, and going to garage sales and restoring the things she purchased. Mary enjoyed making Christmas candy and cookies. She loved hunting deer and elk and being outdoors with her family.

Mary is survived by: six children, Merle Seward (wife, Connie) of Sweet Home, Carol Hobbs (husband, James) of Newport, and Curtis Fry (wife, Beth), Cole Dean Fry (wife, Trina), Laurie Mills, and Bradley Dean Marks (wife, Sidney) of Sweet Home; 10 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren, including Bradley Marks who held a special place in her heart; niece Laura; lifetime friend, Sonny Reeder; and best friends, Alice Woody and Charleen.

She was preceded in death by: brothers, Earl Seward and John Seward; sisters, Wilma Dilley and Nona Chapman; parents; and husbands, Robert Fry and Ralph Marks.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.