Mary E. Doom, age 91, of Marshall, passed away at the Minneota Manor on Sunday, May 2, 2010.
Mass Of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a 4 p.m. Rosary Service and a 7:30 p.m. prayer service at the Hamilton Funeral Home. V
isitation will continue at the church on Wednesday, one hour prior to the service.
Mary Emma was born to Cyriel and Lucy (Bulcke) Verly on January 12, 1919 in Ghent, Minnesota. She was baptized, received First Communion and confirmed at the St. Eloi Catholic Church.
She attended school at rural District No. 3 and in 1990 received her GED certificate. Mary was eleven years old when her father died, 25 years of age when her mother died, and one year later her husband Mike died.
On January 21, 1941, Mary was united in marriage to Michael Albert Doom.
They had three children: Tony, Alixa and Addi. Michael died September 29, 1945.
Following her husband’s death, Mary was employed in numerous jobs to support her family in Marshall.
In 1967 she was the first food service employee hired, and worked as the chief baker at Southwest State College, from which she retired after 21 years of service in 1988.
The love of Mary’s life was her family. She enjoyed visiting and attending special events of her children, grandchildren, and extended family members of in-laws, nieces and nephews.
Her many other enjoyments in life included baking (especially pies), needlework, playing cards, bingo, socializing with friends, gardening (especially flowers) and loved her pet dogs.
Mary was a devout member of Holy Redeemer Church and was a lifetime member of the Catholic Daughters.
She also was named Lyon County Outstanding Senior Citizen in 1991, was Fare Share director for many years, active supporter of the Lyon County Humane Society, severed as an election judge for many years and was a generous Red Cross blood donor.
She is survived by her three children, Tony (and Gerlinde) Doom of Marshall, Alixa Doom of LeSueur, MN and Addi Sardar of Monrovia, CA; four grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Albert and Gerard Verly
Condolences may be sent to www.hamiltonfh.com.