Mary Magdalene Rambousek, 91, of Albany, passed away Friday at the home of Mary Ann and Stan Liles, her caretakers for the past four years.
She was born in Dickinson, N.D., one of seven children. She lived on the family farm until she married Joseph Rambousek on Aug. 3, 1936 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in South Heart, N.D.; soon after they moved to Oregon.
During Mary’s 72 years in Albany, she very much enjoyed gardening, crocheting, cooking the family’s favorite Czech recipes and caring for others. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Albany and was active in both the Catholic Daughters and the Legion of Mary.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, whom she was married to for 61 years, and her six brothers and sisters.
She is survived by her only son, James and his wife Karen of Houston, Texas; two granddaughters, Jennifer Sheehan and her husband Joe, and Meredith Rambousek also of Houston.
Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday at AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. A vigil service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Committal at the graveside will follow at Willamette Memorial Park in Albany.
Memorials may be made in the name of Mary Rambousek to St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Albany.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. (www.aasum-dufour.com)