Mary Ann Bone

October 1925 - November 6, 2019


Mary Ann Bone (Doolittle) nee Hansen, former resident of Port Townsend, passed away peacefully at age 94 on November 6, 2019, in Grants Pass, Oregon.

Ann was born in Silver Lake, Wa., to parents Ervin and Bernice Hansen. She was raised in Cottage Grove, Or., along with her older brother Eugene, and her twin brother Alfred. Ann married Vernon Doolittle, on December 5th, 1941, three days before Vern enlisted in the Marine Corps. After Vern returned from his overseas service, they lived in various towns in Oregon, before moving to Port Townsend in the 1950’s with their three children, Donald, Crystal, and Ginger.

Ann worked a variety of jobs in the area, including many years at Crown Zellerbach Papermill. She was active in the First Baptist Church, and taught Sunday school. Ann was well known for crafting ceramics in her home kiln, and for cruising around Port Townsend in her 1963 Corvette Stingray. After Vern’s death in 1988, Ann reconnected with her childhood friend, Carl Bone, who she married in 1989. They travelled around the US sightseeing and eventually settled in Grants Pass, Or.

Ann is preceded in death by husbands Vern and Carl, brothers Gene and Al, and her children Don Doolittle and Ginger Jacobsen. She is survived by daughter Crystal Clark, Carl’s family in Grants Pass, numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Area family members are Alyce Hansen, Paul Jacobsen, Julie (Steve) Donah, Bryan Jacobsen, Lenora (Louis) Johnson, Cameron Johnson, and Jewel Johnson. Remembrances are suggested to local Hospice programs.

There will be no local services.


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