Mary Ann Naugle (O’Shaughnessy)
February 18, 1954 - February 19, 2018
Mary Ann Naugle—cherished mother, sister, grandmother and friend to all—joined her husband and son in Heaven February 19, 2018.
Born on February 18, 1954, Mary was the third child of Samuel and Alice O’Shaughnessy. Mary, being the oldest daughter, was always looking out for her siblings. This virtue of taking care of others lasted throughout her life. Mary was the type of person that took care of everyone around her. She was a friend to everyone she met. Not someone who complained much, Mary faced each challenge life gave her with a practical mind and a positive attitude.
Mary attended Sacred Heart School and Cleveland High School. After high school, she joined the US Air Force. In the Air Force she had security clearance where she reviewed planes such as the SR-17 post-flight for stress points. She was first stationed in Loring, Maine where she met her husband of 38 years, Mike Naugle. After their marriage, both Mary & Mike were transferred to California bases Beale AFB & Mather AFB, Sacramento, and finally Atwater until Mike’s retirement in 1994 when they moved to Portland. Upon moving to Portland, Mary went to work for the US Postal Service until she retired in August of 2017.
While her children were growing up, Mary became very active in scouting. She started as a troop leader with girl scouts when her daughter was young, and later became active in the programs of her sons David and James. While her youngest son Will was growing up, Mary found a ‘scouting family’ with those she volunteered with. She enjoyed many adventures with her friends and watching the boys she worked with grow into young men she was so proud of.
Mary lived life to the fullest, enjoying many adventures in her life. She loved to play poker and had a group of friends she frequently played with whom she cherished. She took time for traveling and exploring new areas as well as much loved favorite places. She often seemed off on a new adventure, from camping with friends, relaxing beach weekends, visiting a new town she had read about and found interesting, going to the Pendleton Round Up, exploring Ireland with her husband or one of the many birthday trips with her sister where they have gone to Mexico, the Caribbean and Alaska or trips to Disney with her family. One thing was without question, she loved to explore the world around her and fully enjoyed each moment. She lived her life on her terms, which she did right up to the end when she was enjoying a last adventure in Maui.
Mary leaves behind a legacy of love and caring for others that we can all strive for. Mary was truly a friend to everyone she met. She took in her children's friends and treated them as her own. While her husband was in the military, she made sure any servicemen he served with had a place for dinner on holidays. She remembered all the important days and events of her family and friends. She was the one who would call to check on you. Even through her own tough times, she would make sure to reach out to her friends and family to ensure that they were okay. She would listen while you poured out your troubles, without judgement, never telling you what you had to do, just listening and supporting. She was the mom that you could turn to when you needed a shoulder and the one who would be beaming the proudest at any accomplishments. She was the grandma who was cheering on her grandkids through all their various interests. She was the sister who had time for dinner or coffee, a ready ear, shoulder and a smile. She was the friend who was ready to listen or go on a new adventure. Mary touched the lives of all who met her and all who knew her were better off for having done so.
Mary was diagnosed with lung cancer a few days after Christmas in 2017 and kept her positive outlook and determination to live life to the fullest for the time she had left, which she did. She is survived by her daughter, Julie (Jason); her sons, David (Crystal) and James; her granddaughters Cheyenne, Gwendolynn, Brenna and Jordan, her grandson Lucas. Her siblings Tom (Jeanette), Denny, Maureen, John and Kathy O’Shaughnessy. Her sisters and brothers in-law Nancy Cameron, Pat (Vicky), Cathy and Don Naugle. Her nephews and nieces Jake, Brooke, Summer, Ryan, Adam, Amy, Brian, Rachel and Mary. She was predeceased by her husband Mike Naugle, son Will Naugle, parents Sam and Alice O’Shaughnessy and her beloved Aunt Rose.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 3910 SE 11th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
All are welcome.
Interment will be at Willamette National Cemetery March 5, 2018 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to one of the following:
Boy Scouts of America https://www.cpcbsa.org/
American Cancer Society www.cancer.org