We lost our dear sweet loving mother, Mary Jo Eyth, on Dec. 22, 2019 at the age of 99 in Oakdale, CA, where she resided. She was born Mary Jo Cox on Jan. 10, 1920 in Durant, Oklahoma. Mary Jo moved to San Jose, CA where she met her husband, Gale L. Eyth. They married on August 19, 1939 and were married for 27 years until his death.
During WWII her husband received a commission in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Sheridan, ILL. She then moved to Fort Sheridan where they lived for four years and had their first child. They returned to San Jose where their second child was born and raised their family. Mary Jo moved from San Jose to Sonora CA where she opened a sandwich shop. Later she moved to Oakdale, where she had a Deli in the House of Liquor and was known for her Great Egg Salad Sandwiches. She was loved by many. We are so blessed to have had her for so many years.
She is survived by her daughter Mary (Bunkie) Farrell and son-in-law Peter J Farrell Jr., daughter Linda (Cookie) Sanz and son-in-law Ben Sanz, Grandsons Peter J. Farrell III and Scott Gray, eight Great Grandchildren, and four Great Great-Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband Gale L. Eyth, Granddaughter Melissa Farrell, sister Pauline De Fratus, brothers Carl and Edward Cox.
Interment to be private at Oak Hill Cemetery, San Jose, CA.
The Oakdale (Calif) Leader
Jan. 8, 2020