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MaryLee Sapp

March 9, 1931 ~ October 18, 2017 (age 86)

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                                    MaryLee Sapp

                      March 9, 1931 - October 18, 2017


MaryLee Sapp of Newport, Oregon passed away October 18, 2017. Born March 9, 1931 in Toledo, to parents John and Mary Ring, she was the youngest of her siblings: Donald, Joseph, Evelyn, and John. Attending Moody School (Yaquina Bay Road milepost 10) as youngsters, they were rowed by boat to school by their father. MaryLee graduated from Toledo High School in 1949. She lived for most of her 86 years on a farm established by family in 1918 on the Yaquina River, milepost 8.5.


Married 27 years to Robert G Sapp, who passed away in 1994, they teamed as house painters. At age 75, she reluctantly retired after enjoying many years of employment at Mo's and Walmart. MaryLee was admired by those who knew her for her quick wit, a passion for flowers, and her affection for children, animals and those less fortunate. MaryLee had many notable attributes: two of which were her determined self-sufficiency and unapologetic honesty.


MaryLee is survived by her son Joseph Greenawald of Newport, and daughter Kathie Bailey of Amity, Oregon; Sons, Ronald and James Greenawald preceded her in death. She was a grandmother of 9 and great grandmother to 21 children.


A memorial service will held to celebrate the life of MaryLee Sapp at 2 pm, Saturday, October 28 in the upstairs classroom at Newport Visual Arts Center in Nye Beach.

 Service Information

Memorial Service
October 28, 2017

2:00 PM
Newport Visual Arts Center
777 NW Beach Drive
Newport, OR 97365

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