Mary Cristina Buyagawan died April 4, 2020 in Everett, WA at the age of 71. Born December 25, 1948 in Pico, La Trinidad, Philippines, she moved to Los Angeles, CA after graduating from the University of Baguio in the Philippines.
Mary met her husband (Jaime Sr.) in Los Angeles, California, married, and a year later and moved to Covington, WA in 1973 where they raised their family. Over the years she was an active member of St. James Episcopal Church in Kent and Trinity Episcopal Church in Everett.
Mary worked for Harborview Medical Center. She served in a variety of roles over her tenure. Her most recent role serving as Program Coordinator on the surgical services team. Outside of work she found great joy in spending time with her 4 grandchildren and spending time with friends in her BIBAK PNW group. Mary enjoy going to the library, knitting and going on walks.
Known for her effervescent nature, Mary touched many lives with her kind smile. She will be missed by family and friends all round the world.
She is survived by her sons Norman (Jennifer) of Sea Tac, WA and Jaime Jr. (Shelley) of Bellingham, WA; sister Delta Nabus, and brother Godfrey Tompao in the Philippines; grandsons Graham and Sawyer Buyagawan; and granddaughters Allie and Harper Buyagawan.
Mary will be interned with her late husband Jaime Buyagawan Sr at Tahoma National Cemetery.
Due to the unprecedented nature surrounding the COVID 19 pandemic, a ceremonial gathering and memorial will be delayed until a more appropriate time.
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