On Jan. 14, 2010, in Mountain Home, God took Mary back to his home.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. A graveside service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2010, at the Idaho State Veterans
Cemetery in Boise. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.
Mary spent her youth in Holgate and after graduation from high school she took a civil service job at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn, Ohio. Itıs during her time at Wright Patterson that she met and married Aaron Dicello, who was a young Airman, who was on his way to his new assignment in Bermuda. They began their married life at Cottage #2, Bailey's Bay, Bermuda.
Their military career took them too many bases and it finally brought them to Mountain Home in January of 1980. In 1985, Mary quit her civil service job at Mountain Home Air Force Base and followed Aaron to Spokane, Washington, who was now retired from the Air Force and working for Lockheed Support Systems. While in Spokane, Mary began working for the AFSME labor Union and in 1988 she followed Aaron, who was now working for the Boeing Company. to Everett, Wash. While in Everett, Mary started working for the State of Washington.
In 2003, Mary and Aaron returned to Mountain Home after they both had retired.
It was in 2003 that Mary began her long battle with her cancer, a battle which she finally lost. Even with all her treatments she never lost her sense of humor or her love for her hats and her "T" shirts.
Mary is survived by her husband, Aaron, her sons, John and Daniel, and her daughter, Jennifer (Englehart). She is also survived by ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and her sister, Shirley Hardy and her family, in Holgate, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her father, Alvine Schwab, and her mother, Kathryn Schwab (Curtzwilier).
Mary was the female version of Will Rogers. She never met a person she didn't like and everyone who met her liked her. A wise man once said, "What we are is our gift from God. What we become is our gift to God." Mary gave God a wonderful gift.
In lieu of flowers, the family asked that you make a donation to the American Cancer Society, 2676 S. Vista, Boise, ID 83705, in Maryıs name.