Mary Corinne Tipton

Mary Corinne Tipton, 54, became an angel with our Lord on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 following a long, courageous and challenging struggle with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Mary was brought into this world on June 2, 1952 in West Bend by her parents, John F. and Florence E. Shallow.

Mary’s childhood was spent in West Bend where she attended Holy Angels Catholic Grade School and West Bend High School, graduating in June 1970.

She worked for the Washington County Extension office until the fall of 1973 after which she relocated to her new home of Seattle, Wash.

Following a short career at New York Life Insurance Co., she began college at Seattle Pacific University, eventually earning a degree in computer science.

It was at this time that she met the man of her life, Curtis, whom she married on June 15, 1985.

They had two children, Jordan and Cody, in Maple Valley, Wash., before relocating to North Bend, Wash.

During this time Mary began a computing administrator career at Boeing, followed by the city of Bellevue.

Her life’s work then became impaired with the onset of MS.

For all that have known Mary, it would come as no surprise that she refused to let this affliction detract from her love and commitment to family and friends.

Mary is survived by her husband, Curtis; a daughter, Jordan and son, Cody; a sister, Janice (Gary) Wright of Woodinville, Wash., along with brothers, Michael (Vicky) Shallow of Omaha, Neb., David Shallow of Renton, Wash. and Mark (Monica) Shallow of Appleton; her mother-in-law, Jeanne (Darrell) Brook-man and father-in-law Robert (Betty) Tipton; and her brother-in-laws, Tony Tipton and Eric (Mary) Tipton.

Mary is also survived by her stepmother, Patricia Shallow of Allenton.

Mary is further survived by stepbrothers, Frank (Tessa) Lat-ter of Janesville, David (Peggy) Latter of Canadian, Okla. and Russ (Cindy) Latter of Allenton, along with many nieces and nephews too numerous to mention but not without thought.

All will sorely miss her kind words of encouragement and eternal love.

Preceding her in death were her parents, John and Florence of West Bend.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 31, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church in Snoqualmie, Wash., with Rev. Donald Perea as the celebrant.

A memorial gathering and reception will be held immediately following at the church.

Burial will be in Tahoma National Cemetery located in Kent, Wash., on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials for the MS Helping Hands organization (www.mshelp.org) located in Edmonds. Wash.