Mary Bruce Haunreiter

Profile Updated: March 19, 2018
Mary Bruce
Residing In: WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Widow of Steve Haunreiter
Occupation: retired
Children: 3 Natural born sons: Kurt, 1966, Erik, 1970, Bruce, 1973.
3 Adopted sons: Adoption in 1981, all More…natural brothers - Cong, 1970, Chinh, 1971, Long, 1975.
Two older Vietnamese brothers lived with us but were over 16 so we did not legally adopt them.

1 Adopted Daughter: Ngoc, 1969 - took 10 years to bring her here. She was 21 by that time. She was injured in Vietnam and suffered a traumatic brain injury. She does well but we will probably always have her with us.
There are two more older brothers who were over 21 at the time we met them but they consider us parents and grandparents to their children.
All the boys are married and live either in Oregon or Washington except one who lives in Florida. We have 22 grandchildren. Our sons embrace all kinds of professions.
Steve died while on a bike ride from Seattle to Vancouver, BC on August 16, 2014. It was totally unexpected as he seemed to be in excellent health. His death has left a huge, sad, hole in our family. He was everything to all of us and it's been a tough year.
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Worked at the local Camas High School for 24 years in their Special Education Department. We raised a whole lot of boys and have always been active in our community! I dabble in a lot of artsy craftsy kinds of things. I have been interested in genealogy for about 10 years and have published two genealogy based books for family and a couple of libraries. I enjoy doing computer graphics.

School Story:

I loved high school but wish I had talked less and studied more. Teachers moved me around the room thinking if they sat me next to the quietest kid in the class I wouldn't talk but usually I'd have that kid in trouble by the end of the period for talking.

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Mar 19, 2018 at 8:21 PM

I've missed so many birthdays - Happy Birthday to everyone this year!

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Mar 12, 2018 at 5:03 PM

Happy Birthday, Mary. I hope you have a year filled with memorable moments.

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Mar 11, 2018 at 10:56 AM

Hi Mary, Hoping your birthday is full of love and celebration! I think we are all going to have a sunny day in your honor! Enjoy every moment and get yourself some Vitamin D!

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May 30, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Welcome, Jack!! So many memories of you and your family. I'm going to try to go to the mini-reunion in September and would love to see you there. We needs some photos!

Mary

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Posted on: May 20, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Happy Birthday old friend - who knew we'd all be wishing each other a happy birthday!

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Mar 20, 2017 at 1:33 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Vicki's passing.  Like many here she was a part of my girlhood - slumber parties and school.  My condolences to her family. 

Mar 11, 2017 at 1:33 AM
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Mar 07, 2017 at 12:17 PM

Posted on: Mar 07, 2017 at 8:18 AM

Hope your upcoming birthday is full of love, great memories and lots of celebration!

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Oct 19, 2016 at 12:18 PM

Welcome, Richard. Nice to see your name here!!!

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Mar 11, 2016 at 11:48 AM

Posted on: Mar 11, 2016 at 8:18 AM

Happy, happy birthday, Mary. Hope your day is filled with love and sweet memories.

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Mar 12, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Posted on: Feb 06, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Mary, could you send me Patrick J's address, please. Wanted to send a card.

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Posted on: Jan 30, 2016 at 11:42 AM

From Pat Jakob via Mary: Patrick says to tell you all, "I ain't dead yet!". He is responding to therapy, and has a tablet now so I hope he is in touch with you.

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Posted: Mar 09, 2015 at 5:25 PM
This picture taken last Spring is of Steve and I and seven of our boys - there are two missing.
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Steve on a summer bike ridge from Seattle to Portland...with sons, Cong and Erik.
Posted: Mar 02, 2015 at 12:12 PM
Grandma with youngest granddaughter, Zara Tran.