Dec. 21, 1954 — Oct. 23, 2017
Mary Jo was an exciting, energetic, fun-loving, risk-taker and wife and mother of three boys. She moved to Oregon at the age of 19 from Rome, New York, to attend school at Oregon State University to pursue a career in health and fitness.
Since then, she has accomplished too many feats to just write on paper. She worked for Clatsop Community College as a fitness instructor for 29 years, as a fitness instructor for Columbia Fitness/Fitness 1440 for 15 years, as an aquatics fitness instructor for the last 20 years, and as a senior fitness instructor for Clatsop Care centers for 16 years.
She loved her husband, Milton Gruhlkey; her three sons, Lucas, Joey and Peter; Irish setters; horses and Harley Davidsons.
Donations can be made at Wauna Federal Credit Union to the “Help Mary Jo Fund” for medical expenses.