Mary R. Mares

Jan. 28, 1920-Feb. 27, 2014

MaresMary R. Mares was born on January 28, 1920, in Scappoose, Oregon, to Matt and Josephine (Hlavinka) Hobizal.

She died at Spring Valley Assisted Living in St. Helens on February 27, 2014, at the age of 94.

Mary attended and graduated from Scappoose High School in 1938.

In 1941 she married Leslie Mares in Scappoose, where she was a homemaker and lived all of her life.

She was a member and served on the Altar Society of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church.

Her interests included baking, cooking, fishing and gardening.

She is survived by her three sons, Robert Mares (Laurie) of Warren, and Rich Mares (Gerry) and Ron Mares (Bonnie), all of Scappoose; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; several siblings and a granddaughter, Linda in 1990.

Recitation of the Rosary will be said at 10:30 a.m., and Funeral Mass held at 11 a.m., Friday, March 7, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Scappoose.

Committal service and vault interment will follow at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Columbia Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 503-397-1154.