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Mary Myrtle Towne

02/24/1948 - 12/26/2020

Mary Myrtle (Greathouse) Towne passed away on December 26, 2020. Recreational therapist, army veteran and all around favorite aunt, as she was often referred to, was born on February 24, 1948 and her life did not end with her death.  Her family and friends will forever honor her legacy by living their lives to the fullest, and of course, by spending much time playing.

She completed her degree from San Diego State University and had a career as a recreational and occupational therapist. In her words she was “paid to play.” She worked in hospitals in Arizona and Oregon and even worked in the correctional system and in the US Army in these fields of social work.

She married the love of her life Richard Towne, and although they never had any biological children, all of her nieces and nephews were her children.

Mickey Mouse, beaches, family celebrations, sports and crafts brought great pleasure to Mary. She was also an avid outdoors person and very proud of her time and experiences in the army.  Her positivity and playful disposition was contagious to every person she met.  Mary is survived by her many nieces and nephews. Love You and Miss You Aunt Mary.


  • Mary was my friend, my mentor, and someone who I admired and deeply loved. She was fantastic with her clients, as well as a young, all knowing and pushy recreation therapist. You will be missed my friend

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