Mary Alice Neale

RAYMOND — Seaview resident Mary Alice Neale, 86, died Oct. 10, 2012, at a local care center. She was born May 25, 1926, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., to Mathew and Jamie (Roebeck) Smith.

Mary Alice and Emery Neale were married on Oct. 25, 1958. They resided in Portland where Mary Alice was a wife, mother and owned a manufacturer’s representative business with Emery. Her late husband was a noted tennis player in Oregon, where he earned the name “Oregon’s Mr. Tennis.” He was inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame and the tennis courts in Seaview were built by Emery as a tribute to his late parents.

Mary Alice had moved to Seaview upon retirement in 1992. Her late husband’s family had maintained a summer home in Seaview since 1925. The residence was historic in that it was built from lumber that washed ashore from a shipwreck.

She is survived by three children and other members of her extended family. Emery died in 1994.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Oct. 15, at Penttila’s Chapel by The Sea in Long Beach. A reception followed at the chapel. Burial next to Emery will be at Ilwaco Cemetery. Her guest book is available at

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