MaryJo Edith (Ostrom) Cantalupo, 84, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019, at her residence in Centralia, Wash. She was born in Chehalis, Wash., Dec. 30, 1934, to John Arden and Edith Albertina (Sundquist) Ostrom.
MaryJo married Eugene G. Pollman in July of 1952, in Reno, Nev., and the two later divorced. On Aug. 25, 1984, She married John F. Cantalupo in Olympia, Wash. MaryJo lived life to the fullest and dearly loved her family and friends. She was a member of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Posse for several years, belonged to a local sorority, was leader of the 4-H Ross Riders group and volunteered for a time in the gift shop at Providence Centralia Hospital and Asante Medical Center in Medford, Ore.
MaryJo was active in her community and outdoors. She enjoyed snow skiing, cooking, entertaining the ones she loved, gardening, designing snazzy shirts, tackling crafting projects, traveling, bicycling, walking and was quite a dancer. MaryJo was best known as the limbo queen and won many competitions.
She was preceded her in death are her husband, John Francis Cantalupo; parents, John and Edith; sisters, Ruth Ostrom Guggenbickler and Iris Ostrom Kaech; and brother, Thomas Ostrom.
MaryJo is lovingly remembered by her children, Sherry Pollman-Wheeler of Olympia, Michael Eugene (Dorothy) Pollman of Lenore, Idaho, Cindy (Rick) Pollman Rakoz of Chehalis and Tracie Pollman of Medford; 10 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.
MaryJo will be inurned at Claquato Cemetery, 142 Stearns Rd., Chehalis. A memorial service will take place at 12 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at the First Christian Church, 111 NW Prindle St., Chehalis, with a reception in the church’s fellowship hall immediately following.