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Mrs. Mary Gatchel

June 1, 1907 - December 10, 2001

The Norman Transcript
January 24, 2002

Mary Hoskins Gatchel, 94, died Dec. 10, 2001, at Fort Myers, Fla. A graveside memorial service will be held next week at Arlington National Cemetery, where she will be buried with her late husband.

Mrs. Gatchel was born in Washington, D.C., and worked there as an educator in the public school system. She attended Wilson Norman School and earned a bachelorís and masterís degree at George Washington University. Following World War II, she lived at naval facilities in Hawaii, New Orleans, Key West, Norfolk and San Francisco with her husband, Theodore D. Gatchel. They moved in 1957 to Norman, where she developed a guidance and counseling program for the Norman Public Schools system, serving as director of that program until her retirement in 1971. After her retirement she lived with her daughter, Mary Jane Huffman in Greenwich, Conn. and in Florida. In 1998 she became a year-round resident of Shell Point Village in Fort Myers.

In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a son, Col. Theodore L. Gatchel, USMC (Ret.) of Newport, R.I.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.


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