Our Mary

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title Our Mary
Description summer school courses al various universities throughout Utah and San Jose, California. Mary had the opportunity to be a school supervisor in an American School in Sao Paulo. Brazil, for two and one-half years. Because of her talents, innovative methods, and widely known ability she never had to ask for a job; she was sought after and the job offered to her. It was Mary's philosophy to "squeeze all the juice out of every hour." She was always reaching out to learn more and develop her talents. She studied at Columbia University in New York and earn her Master's Degree in the An in 1946. While in Brazil, she studied the Portuguese language and grasped the opportunity to study art under the instruct ion of a Russian Princess. She painted a beautiful picture she titled The Rose." In her colorful descriptive writing she says of the work in progress. "Yesterday Rose and 1 spent three hours together in the studio of the Princess. Rose is my creation, you will recall. Even though she is only on paper, she is a gorgeous creature. My joy transforming in a blanck space into something so lovely gives me more happiness than 1 can describe." Mary wrote poetry also, mostly for her enjoyment or for special occasions. No matter where she was working, Ephraim was always home to her. She loved her hometown friends and memories. Mary received the Yule Christmas candle in Ephraim, which was an honor presented to a distinguished person deserving recognition for their service to the community. Mary was dedicated to her Alma Mater, Snow College, and supported the Alumni whole-heartedly. When she passed away, her brothers and sisters donated her personal library to Snow College. In her honor, a girl's dormitory was named "The Mary Nielson Hall." Mary passed away at age fifty in Provo and came home to Ephraim for her final resting place. Mary's brothers and sisters, Andrew, Eva Joy Martin, George, Robert, Sheldon, Woodrow, and Evan and her many nieces and nephews all benefitted from Mary's generosity and willingness to share her many talents. They received a great legacy from her. Yes, "Our Mary" did make a difference in the realms of education in Sanpete, throughout Utah, in California and even Brazil. Many lives have been touched by her influence, as those children she taught grew up and those she taught to teach reached our to their students with the love of education and concern for the betterment of the 111
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326153
Reference URL