Mary Wolthausen, age 91, loving mother of three and adoring wife to her late husband Larry Wolthausen passed away on the 4th of December, 2021 to natural causes. She went to the Lord peacefully, surrounded by her family.
Mary was born in 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up surrounded by her large family of 7 siblings and many aunts and uncles. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers; Settimio, Louis and Albert and 3 sisters; Lena, Lucy and Lucia. She is survived by her sister Olga. Mary was influenced by her family to be a loving and caring woman, always giving her time to others. She incorporated that influence into motherhood and her career as a registered nurse.
She met her husband Larry while he was on leave from the Navy at a dance in Boston. They fell in love and were married in 1950. They both shared a love for family and soon started their own. As a mother she was generous, loving and kind. They moved to Santa Barbara in 1956. After raising 3 boys she was excited to become a grandmother and then a great-grandmother. She was so happy about her family growing even bigger.
In her free time Mary loved to garden and just about any outdoor activity. She really believed in staying active. With her husband they traveled the world and she continued to travel after his passing. After she retired from nursing Mary volunteered with Hospice of Santa Barbara and provided care and comfort to many.
Mary was a devout Christian and was very involved at her Church, Christ the King and Bible study. She will be greatly missed by her family. Mary is survived by her 3 sons; Doug, Paul and Kevin, her 3 daughters-in-law, 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
There will be a memorial service on the 5th of January, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Christ the King Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for donations to Hospice of Santa Barbara and VNA Health (Visiting Nurse) of Santa Barbara.
We know that we can’t have you but we are happy knowing that the Angels have finally got you back. Goodbye to a wonderful woman and a beautiful mother.