We were saddened to hear of Mary's passing. When I was 7 yrs.old I got to attend Aunt Mary's and Uncle Jim's wedding which was a big treat. Carolyn and I always enjoyed visiting Aunt Mary during our visits to WI.We had planned an excursion to visit cemeteries and old landmarks on a future visit and to meet up with Rose and Clarice. We always enjoyed every letter that she sent to us. Her handwriting was so beautifully set like an artist and a flowing brush. She was at her happiest when doing something for somebody else. Carolyn says "God put His thread into each stitched quilt, and garment, and told Mary to make something good out of it." He could not have assigned a better servant because she always made it with as much perfection as possible, whether it was a hot meal on a cold night for somebody who needed one or quilt for a newborn. We were looking at a picture of Mary when she was young and she was so beautiful and remained beautiful throughout her life. She was very appreciative of any little thing given to her and made us feel that maybe we need to rethink a few things about the priorities of life. We will miss her so much but as she now has passed from death into life: our guess is "that there is a quilt or a pot of soup needing to be made and she came in just in time." Our Prayers are with you and had it not been for having just had a knee replacement operation , we would be there also.
love Joe and Carolyn Olson