Mary Bruce Haunreiter

Profile Updated: January 20, 2016
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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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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May 21, 2017 at 8:17 AM

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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Apr 28, 2017 at 4:42 PM
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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. 

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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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Jan 15, 2017 at 9:33 PM
Oct 19, 2016 at 12:18 PM

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

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Sep 07, 2016 at 2:27 PM
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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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Feb 07, 2016 at 8:32 PM

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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Jan 20, 2016 at 1:26 PM
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Jan 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM

Posted on: Jan 20, 2016 at 1:24 PM

I just wanted everyone to know that Pat Jakob is in a care facilty at this time. I know he would love to hear from any of you. This is the message I received, " He is in fairly good spirits and is bantering with his caregivers. He wanted me to send regards. PS His address is Avamere Health 4515 Sunnyside Road. Salem, Oregon 97302 Keep some good thoughts and prayers going for him.

Jan 03, 2016 at 12:50 PM

All - just wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope you all have a good 2016!!! Best Wishes, Mary.

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Oct 30, 2015 at 10:56 AM
Mary Bruce Haunreiter has left an In Memory comment for William Betts.
Oct 09, 2015 at 1:33 PM

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing.  I knew him fairly well when we were in school.  He was a nice young man.  My thoughts are with his family at this most difficult of times.

Oct 09, 2015 at 11:04 AM

Bill, I have so many fun memories of you when we were kids! I hope life is treating you and yours well!

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Oct 10, 2015 at 11:25 AM

Posted on: Oct 09, 2015 at 11:03 AM

Bill, Do you know what happened to Bill Chapline? I know he died quite a few years ago- younger than he should but I could find no info or obituary etc. He was my boy friend in 7th or 8th grade.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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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.