Obituaries for Feb. 14, 2019

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Mary E. Molinar
June 18, 1945 ~ January 26, 2019

Mary E. Molinar, 73, passed away January 26, 2019, at her home in Washougal, Washington.

The daughter of Joseph and Margaret Amstadt, Mary was born in Santa Ana June 18,1945. She was the youngest of five children. She grew up in Pasco, Washington, and graduated from Pasco High School in 1963.

She developed her distinct work ethic by working for Tri City Meat Supply and her parents at Zips Drive In. During high school she was employed at the Tri City Herald and Youngs Clothing store which included work as a model.

After graduation, she improved her marketing and customer skills in dealer finance. This experience led to a 30-year mortgage banking career with Citigroup NA. She retired in 2005 and concluded her career as a mortgage consultant in Spain and England. After retirement, Mary and Larry moved from St. Louis, Mo., to Washougal. The move was to return to the beloved Northwest and build the home of their dreams on the Washougal River.

Mary was an avid golfer and fan. Her love of flowers was exhibited by never ending fresh arrangements at home and blooms in her garden. Whether attending in person or viewing on television, sports were very important. She also loved to host dinners and casual get togethers from her epicurean kitchen. The Super Bowl and New Year’s Eve celebrations were highly anticipated by friends and family.

She is survived by her husband, Larry; their sons, Chuck (Karen), of Mesa, Arizona, Steve (Amanda) of Albany, Oregon, Alan of Vancouver; and her sister, Marguerite Amstadt of White Fish, Montana. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and two nieces, Katie (Amstadt) Pendleton and Robin (Amstadt) Audet. She was predeceased by her parents and three brothers, Carl, Joseph and Ray.

Celebration of life services will be held at Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas, February 16, at 11 AM. Interment will follow at Washougal Cemetery.

Mary had many charitable interests and they included the Parkinson’s Foundation and Portland Rescue Mission. In lieu of flowers, donations to these charities will be appreciated.

Read the following complete obituaries in the Feb. 14 print edition of the Post-Record.

Teena L. (Prince) Hughes

Teena Lynn (Prince) Hughes died Jan. 28, 2019, in Vancouver. She was 59.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. For more information, email

Samuel G. Paladie Jr.

Samuel G. Paladie Jr. died Feb. 10, 2019. He was 93.

Burial and military honors will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 15, at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 S.E. Mount Scott Blvd., Portland.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown’s Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook, visit

Betty J. Jendro

Betty Jeanne Jendro, of Washougal, died Feb. 4, 2019. She was 92.

Betty’s life will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at Straub’s Funeral Home, 325 N.E. Third Ave., Camas. Private inurnment was held at Camas Cemetery. To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit

Read the complete obituaries in the Feb. 14 print edition of the Post-Record.