Remembering Mary ‘Butch’ Gribble and her friendly face

You might only have known Mary “Butch” Gribble from Illusions Hair Design (WSB sponsor) or community benefits, but if you met her, you wouldn’t forget her. Her sister Sue Lindblom, Illusions proprietor, shares this remembrance:

Mary (Coghill) Gribble

It is with sadness we report the passing of the friendly face of Mary ‘Butch’ Gribble to many residents living in West Seattle. After 23 years, she retired in November 2013 from Illusions Hair Design and passed peacefully at home on March 4th.

She was born Mary Coghill in Montana but was raised in West Seattle with siblings David, Angus, Susan, and Bill. Her family lost Angus in 1994.

She always loved her Scottish heritage and loved playing by ear her piano, accordion and squeezebox. Her father had musical talent but unfortunately she was the only one that took up the ‘ear.’ She had always been a real caretaker to many in her life including family members and friends. She started her working career for many years at Sears. All remember her energy and sense of humor wherever she was. Many remember her face at one of the car washes or dinners held at the West Seattle Eagles for a Pencil Me In For Kids benefit.

She leaves behind her devoted husband and best friend Grant Gribble, sister Sue (Mike Lindblom), brothers Bill (Debbie) and Dave, many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and great nephews, co-workers and past co-workers. There will be no services, as per her request. The family thanks all who have so kindly expressed their condolences.

3 Replies to "Remembering Mary 'Butch' Gribble and her friendly face"

  • pupsarebest March 14, 2014 (11:41 pm)

    Mary was a wonderful person, warm and personable, so friendly, and definitely an asset to the Illusions team.
    Though it’s been several years since I’ve had my hair cut there, I remember her vividly, and know that those who knew and loved her best must be grieving profoundly.
    Sincere condolences to Mary’s family and friends.

  • godspeed March 15, 2014 (10:16 am)

    Lord have mercy on her soul and let perpetual light shine upon her and may the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

  • jack miller March 17, 2014 (10:16 am)

    Our Hearts go out to Grant, the Great Coghill Family and all who knew Mary the Coghills may have roots in Montana, but West Seattle loves em all Jack Miller

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