Mae Fuzi 83, of Baker City, Oregon passed away on January 18, 2021. Recitation of the Rosary will be held Thursday, January 28, 2021, at 7:00 PM in St. Francis de Sales Cathedral. Graveside services will be held Friday, January 29, 2021, at 1:00 PM in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Baker City. Father Suresh Telagani of St. Francis de Sales Cathedral will conduct both services. Masks and social distancing will be requested.
Mae was born to the late Clifton and Leila “Agnes” Tarvin, June 12, 1937, in Hot Lake, OR. She was raised in La Grande and Huntington, OR, and graduated from Huntington High School. On January 2, 1953, she married the late John Fuzi, and together, they raised seven children: four daughters and three sons.
In 1975 she received her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Treasure Valley Community College and spent many years working at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Baker. She was involved with local 4-H clubs and activities, teaching horse and dog training and leathercraft. Mae had a wide variety of interests and talents. She was an artist in a variety of mediums, including tooled leather and painting. Mae loved to cook, garden, and can. She was also an accomplished seamstress, making her daughters’ wedding dresses. Mae created numerous quilts and crocheted beautiful afghans for her children and grandchildren.
Mae is survived by her seven children Barbara (Eric) Fischer, of Eugene, Oregon, Vonda (Dave) Evans, of Springfield, Oregon, Loretta Hewett, John (Lisa) Fuzi, David (Laura) Fuzi, Jay (Lori) Fuzi, and Kristi (Pat) Flanagan, all of Baker City, Oregon. She is also survived by sisters Leila Lockett, Christine (Bill) Delepierre; Glenda Bullard; Nancy (Mickey) Hendrickson and twenty-two grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Mae was preceded in death by her husband, John; mother Agnes and father Clifton; an infant brother; brothers-in-law, George Bullard, Chip Lockett, Mark Spriet and grandchildren Travis Culbertson, Kyla Nagel, and Presley Spriet.
For those who would like to make a memorial donation in the memory of Mae, the family suggests St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through Coles Tribute Center at 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
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