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Mary Boatwright

April 15, 1942 — January 9, 2024

Washington

Washington, Utah – Mary Brown Boatwright, 81, passed away Tuesday, January 9, 2024. She was born April 15, 1942 in Koosharem, Utah to Vernon Henry Brown and Rhoda Gurena Williams Brown.

Mary was raised in East Carbon (Dragerton), UT with seven brothers and sisters. Mary completed her first year of high school at Carbon High before graduating from the new East Carbon High School in 1960.

Mary met Tom Boatwright in East Carbon shortly after high school, they married on June 17, 1961, at the Salt Lake City and County Building in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were happily married for 62 years while raising three amazing children, Vickie, Scott, and Wendy.

Mary started a successful career with Mountain Bell as an “O” Operator (just think Lily Tomlin) in 1968. During her 28-year career she worked in Toll-Fraud Investigations, Residential Collections, Residential Sales, Small Business Services, and her most rewarding work in Carrier Services. She prided herself on being the go-to person for the whole department and was given numerous awards, including “Presidents Club” for her work. In 1998, she retired from US West.

Mary and Tom built their “Forever Home” in Washington, Utah, where they made friends with many wonderful neighbors.
Mary was incredibly talented at cake decorating, candy making, sewing, counter cross stitching, painting ceramics, crocheting, macrame, knitting, and making beaded Christmas Ornaments.

East Carbon held a dear place in Mary’s heart, she was always trying to make connections to people from Carbon County. She enjoyed participating in class reunion committees; she was especially good at finding classmates and was asked to help locate Tom’s classmates as well. Mary was an avid bingo player and could manage numerous bingo cards at once, even helping others while managing her own.

Mary was survived by her husband, Tom Boatwright in Washington, UT; Vickie Boatwright Christensen Gunther (husband, Scott Gunther) in Washington, UT; Scott Boatwright (wife, Roberta Huffer) of Scottsdale, AZ; Wendy Boatwright Bingham (husband, Matthew Bingham) of Glendale, AZ; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lonnie Brown,
Chesterfield, VA, Deloss Brown (Barbara Brown), Carlsbad, NM. She is preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Ella Dean Brown Hunter, LaNelda Brown Collette, Verlene Brown and Janice Brown Brake Sereano and brother, Lamar Brown.

Tom and the entire Boatwright family would like to extend their deepest gratitude to Dixie Home Hospice for the incredible care they provided for Mary. A Celebration of Life for all friends and family will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 11am to 1pm at the Green Springs Clubhouse located at 1152 W Vista View Drive, Washington, UT 84780.

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