Mary Youngblood Waiboer of North Charleston, SC passed away peacefully in her home on Tuesday, October 18, 2022, after her valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She passed with her loving husband by her side.
Mary was born in Greenwood, SC at Self Memorial Hospital to James (Jim) Wigfall Youngblood and Reba Calloway on September 29, 1962. She graduated from Middleton High School in 1981 and went on to pursue a career in the medical field. She worked with pride and intensity at the Gastroenterology and Hepatology Department at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). This led her into a team lead position surrounding pharmaceutical research with NCGS, more recently called Novotech, U.S.
Mary had a devoted love to learning and mastering new crafts, from carving gourds, paper quilling, sewing, stained glass and glass bead making, to painting river rocks and gardening with her grandchildren. She was also heavily involved in fundraising in the community, devoting time to the Omar Shrine Hospitals for Children, Susan G. Komen breast cancer research, Camp Happy Days, and Special Olympics event coordination. Mary’s civic activities included the Omar Shrine Temple, BBQ competition fundraising, founding member of Southern Barbeque Network (SBN), valuable team member/founder of several BBQ teams, most notably Smoke Signals. Pigs on the Wing, and Common Interest.
She is survived by her husband John (Jack) Thomas Waiboer of 35 years, her two daughters Kristina (Youngblood) Busch (Michael) and Kaitlyn (Waiboer) Dixon (Christopher); grandchildren Noah Dixon, Zachary Busch, Thomas Busch, and Olivia Dixon; two sisters Connie (Samford) Bullock and Susan (Youngblood) Lesesne; Nieces and nephews Dale Whitten (Johnna), Justin Vedrode (Lanea), and Bailey Lesesne and many other loving relatives and friends.
There will be no public funeral services for Mary. A Celebration of Life gathering will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary’s name to The V Foundation for Cancer Research: https://donate.v.org/give
Special thanks to Dr. Yanis Bellil and his incredible staff at Roper St. Francis LowCountry Hematology & Oncology for their exceptional care.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Simplicity LowCountry Cremation & Burial Services Inc | North Charleston