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Mary Lou (Pappas) Dammand

January 21, 1935 ~ November 20, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old


On November 20, 2022, Mary Lou Dammand passed away peacefully at the age of 87. Mary Lou was born in Seattle, Washington on January 21, 1935, to John and Daisy Pappas. Mary Lou graduated from Lincoln High School in 1953 and went to Central Washington University. It was at college where she met the love of her life, Kenneth Charles “Chuck” Dammand. They were married June 22, 1957, at St. Andrew’s Church in Seattle.

After a short stay in Portland, Oregon, Mary Lou and Chuck settled in Seattle where they purchased a home in West Seattle that overlooked the Puget Sound. They had three children, Kenneth, Julie, and Jon, and raised them all in this home.

Mary Lou had several jobs throughout her life, but her focus was on raising her children. She enjoyed volunteering at her kid’s schools and helping with their activities. Although she didn’t participate in many sports herself, she was always willing to play baseball, basketball, football, or soccer with her kids and grandkids. She also loved attending their games and musical performances where she cheered enthusiastically.

Mary Lou loved gardening, reading, writing, volunteering, walking, swimming, and enjoying the view of Alki from her deck. She had a tremendous sense of humor and loved to laugh and make everyone around her laugh as well. She enjoyed traveling, her favorite places to visit being Lincoln City, Oregon and Maui, Hawaii. She also loved spending time with her grandchildren and taking them to the park, beach, and out for popcorn and ice cream.

Mary Lou is survived by her son, Kenneth Dammand (wife Charlie), daughter Julie Ruffner (husband Jeff), son Jon Dammand (wife Maya) and her four grandchildren, Jordan, Josh, Samantha, and Alexandra.

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Arrangements entrusted to Emmick Family Funeral Home of West Seattle

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