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Obituary: Mary Billings Strong

Mary Billings Strong 1919 ~ 2005 Mary Billings Strong, 85, our loving mom and grandma, passed away November 17, 2005. She was born November 24, 1919 in Delta, Utah to Claude Duval and Lydia Workman Billings. On December 18, 1940 she married Mark Lambert Strong in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Mark preceded her in death on June 18, 1996. Mary had a beautiful singing voice and sang with her sisters for church and civic functions. She was an excellent cook in various restaurants. A kind and compassionate woman, she enjoyed ceramics and using her "green thumb" to grow flowers for the enjoyment of her family and friends. Survivors: children, Ellen Runyan (Jerry), Arvada, Colorado; Dennis Strong, Salt Lake City; Bill Strong (Katy), Magna; 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Alonzo, Melvin (Joann); sister, Ava Shaw and husband, June. Preceded in death by a daughter, Marilyn Stalboerger. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21, 2005 at 1 p.m. in the Goff Mortuary 8090 So. State where friends may call Monday one hour prior to services. Interment, Midvale City Cemetery.