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Mary Fitzgibbon Dimick

March 22, 1925 - May 10, 2012

A graveside memorial service for Mary Fitzgibbon Dimick, who passed away in Medford, Ore., May 10, 2012, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 18, 2012, at Riverview

Cemetery. She was 87.

Mrs. Dimick was born March 22, 1925, in Portland, Ore.; the first daughter of Dr. John Harold and Elizabeth Smith Fitzgibbon. Her birth was preceded by a brother, John Harold (deceased) and followed by two other siblings, Edward Leslie and Elizabeth Jean (deceased). Mary attended Riverdale Elementary, Catlin Gabel High, and Reed College. After a visit with her uncle, a professor of medicine at University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, she was convinced to transfer; there she majored and graduated in the study of ichthyology. During the summer between her graduation and futhering her studies at Scripps Institute of Oceanogrophy, she worked at what was then known as the Oregon State Game Commission, where she met her husband of 39 years, fisheries

biologist, John B. Dimick Sr.

She began working at the Lake Oswego Public Library in 1964, where she served as Adult Services Librarian for over 20 years. During her career at the library, she began as a circulation counter and rose through the ranks to work in every department with the exception of one. She served as the chairman of the Continuing Education Committee of the Oregon Library Association as well as many other honored

positions in the state library system.

Survivors include her five children, John B. Jr. (Aleta), of Eagle Point, Ore., Dennis Randall (Kim Kostyal), of Arlington, Va., Elizabeth Leslie, of Fort Myers, Fla., Mary Theresa (Jim Leavens), of Medford, Ore., and Rick, of Tigard, Ore.; brother, Edward Leslie; as well as three grandchildren, John B. Dimick IV (Stacy), of Eagle Point, Ore., and Claudia and Sofia Dimick, both of Arlington, Va.

Mrs. Dimick was an avid reader and enjoyed her gardens. A geneology buff, she spent hours researching and following her family roots. While employed at the Game Commission, she and a co-worker discovered a type of fish, Coffus Hubbsi, a new cottid fish from the Columbia River system in

Washington and Idaho.

The family suggests rememberances be sent in memory of Mary Fitzgibbon Dimick to Lake Oswego Public Library or Catlin Gabel School, Class of 1942.

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Mary Fitzgibbon Dimick