Mary Hemingway entered this world on a small Idaho farm. Mary and her twin sister, Martha, were the oldest daughters in a family of fourteen children.

Her earliest memories were of taking care of brothers and sisters. She worked in the fields, lived in a farmhouse, walked to get water or use the outhouse, and walked to a one-room schoolhouse. Going to church or an occasional movie in the adjacent town of Rupert was her main entertainment. Mary left this world after witnessing many inventions and the everyday use of television, cars, jet travel, space travel, computers and many things not even dreamed of during her childhood. She rode a jet airplane, with her husband, to England a few years ago.Mary passed away due to age and Alzheimer's/dementia disease. She was born December 7, 1917 and died December 19, 1994. Her sister, Martha, was very close. Mary was born in Acequia, Idaho to Alvin Catmull and Adeline Whittie Catmull. Many of her brothers and sisters died as infants. Mary shared a birthday with her twin sister, Martha and also with two brothers, Daniel and Earl. Martha, Earl, Richard, Daniel and Doris Jean are living. John Parley, Margaret and Shirley passed before her.

Mary talked of being voted the prettiest girl in her high school class. She married Robert Walter Hemingway in 1937, moved to Salt Lake, and bore four children: Richard Wayne Hemingway, David Allen Hemingway, Sharlene Kay Hemingway, and Kathryn Mary Hemingway Walborn. Robert worked for the railroad and they traveled often. During World War II she worked making ammunition for the war effort. Later she worked in various jobs. Mostly she was a mother and wife. She loved her flowers.

Robert died in 1985; Mary talked of how she missed him.

She has seven grandchildren, David, Alisa, Robert, Elizabeth and Peter Hemingway, Christian Walborn and Shalom Walborn Orton. She had three great-grandchildren: Chelsey, Aspen and Megan. She was active in the LDS faith and enjoyed visiting the temples.

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Mary lived at the Golden Living Center and at the South Valley Care Center. The family thanks all who cared for her.

The funeral will be conducted Friday, Dec. 23, 1994, at the Taylorsville 14th Ward, 1250 West 4375 South at 11 a.m., with graveside services at Wasatch Lawn. Friends may call 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 1994 at Colonial Mortuary, 2128 So. State St., and one-half hour prior to services at the ward. The family asks donations be made in her name to a favorite charity in place of flowers. Colonial Mortuary, Directors.

We love you, Mom.

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