Mary Norkoski, 100, passed away peacefully at her home in Cosmopolis, Wash. on Dec. 24, 2017. She was born in Chicago Ill. on Jan. 26, 2017, to Valentine and Frances (Aksomit) Olesiak. Six months later, the family moved to the Artic, Wash. area of North River. When she was 6, the family moved to Cosmopolis, Wash. so she could go to school. She only spoke Polish when she started first grade, but when she graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1935, she was valedictorian.
Mary married John Norkoski on Nov. 5, 1938, and he survives her at the family home.
She loved her 93 years in Cosmopolis near family and friends, being involved in several of its organizations including Garden Club, Belle Lettres, Goldenagers and the Cosmopolis Gospel Chapel.
Mary is survived by 2 sons, Joe and Don, 5 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother, Joe.
As much as she loved it here, she looked forward to Heaven with her Savior.
There will be a family graveside burial. The memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday Jan. 6, 2018, at the Cosmopolis Gospel Chapel, 1024 3rd Street.
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