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Obituary for Mary Hallowell

July 12, 2021
Doylestown, Pennsylvania


Mary Tyson Pickering Hallowell, age 97, died on July 12, 2021 in Doylestown, PA. Most recently she resided at the Pine Run Retirement Community in Doylestown.
Better known as "Mollie," she was born in Woodbourne, Bucks County, daughter of the late Henry and Esther Pickering. She attended George School (class of 1941) and was graduated from Penn State University in 1945 with a Bachelor of Science degree home economics. She loved working for the University as an Extension Home Economist, serving in seven different counties; later she continued doing Extension work for the University of Maryland. When she returned to Bucks County, she joined the New Jersey Division of Public Welfare where she served first as a home economist and then in administration, retiring in 1980.
She was active in Trinity Episcopal Church of Solebury for over fifty years. At various times, she served on Historic Falsington's Board of Directors, was a member of the Bucks County Cooperative Extension's Executive Committee, and for ten years taught English as a Second Language for the county's volunteer VITA program. She devoted many of her later years to writing, including compiling several family histories and authoring a novel for young people. "Mystery of the Greek Icon."
Mollie enjoyed traveling and made more than a dozen trips to Europe and Morocco. She also visited 49 of our fifty states and, following her marriage to Paul Eaton, spent two years living in Western Canada. In 1961 she returned to Bucks County and married Frank Hallowell. She is survived by two sons: George Hallowell and wife Elizabeth, Craig Hallowell and wife Melinda, and by five grandchildren and a great-grandson. She is also survived by two brothers: Henry Pickering, Jr. of Sparta NJ and Richard Pickering, of Burtonsville, MD and their families.
A service will be held on Thursday, July 22, 2021 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, Solebury, PA, 18963 or to the Parvee Fund at Pine Run Community, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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