Mary Katherine Dybdahl

Mary Katherine Dybdahl passed away peacefully on July 25, 2020 at the age of 80. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband Harlan Dybdahl. She will be deeply missed by her son David Dybdahl, daughter Tracy Everson, son-in-law Bryan Everson, grandsons Cameron Everson and Reece Everson, sisters Carolyn Chapman and Janice Berndt and brother Larry Lee. Mary was born in Valley City, ND to Harold Lee and Katherine Lee (Jenkins), the youngest of five children. She went to high school in Aberdeen, SD and graduated from nursing school with her RN in Huron, SD. She married Harlan Dybdahl in 1960, creating a partnership that spanned 47 years full of laughter and family adventures with their children David and Tracy. Mary and Harlan lived in Europe and Japan for many years, and traveled the world building lasting friendships and wonderful memories. They moved to San Carlos after returning from Japan, where she worked as a Physician Liaison for Stanford Hospital. She moved to Mountain View after Harlan passed in 2007, where she worked at El Camino Hospital until she retired. Mary loved to beautifully decorate her homes and create the most wonderful gardens. She was a voracious reader, lover of animals, enthusiastic traveler, and ardent hiker. She loved scrapbooking, visiting with her family and friends, live theatre, and a good movie. She adored her children and grandsons, and was a wonderful friend to many. She will be grievously missed by all. 

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