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Camille S. Mares

"Our Beacon of Light"

Camille S. Mares died on September 25, 2007 at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a strong battle with cancer.She was born September 13, 1946 in Memphis, Tennessee to Peggy Stice Holtz and James Sandlin.

She married Martin E. Mares on July 17, 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent over 40 years in the insurance business, beginning in 1966 with Ed. D. Smith and Sons, now First Security Insurance, where she obtained her license in 1970 and was the Operations Manager until 1979. She then was a Personal Lines Agent for Robert L. Nicholls Insurance, and in 1981 began with Grant-Hatch (later changed to Zion's Insurance) where she was the Personal Lines Manager. She obtained her CIC (Certified Insurance Counselor) designation in 1986. She was a very active member of the National Association of Insurance Women, which she joined in 1992, obtaining her CPIW (Certified Professional Insurance Women) in 1995. She also served on the Utah Insurance Licensing Examination Review Committee.

Camille was loved by everyone. She made friends easily and was very outgoing. She was very loving and caring, without looking for any credit. She was very organized, an avid reader, and loved to entertain. She was the perfect wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend.

She is survived by her husband, Marty, son, Michael J. Mares, daughter, Gina M. Mares-Noack; three grandchildren, Brian Mares, Zachary Mares, and Spencer M. Noack; sister, Dorothy "Chickie" Foy, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

The family wishes to thank the doctors and staff of the Utah Cancer Specialists and IHC Hospice.

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 29, 2007 at 10 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 9757 South 1300 East. A visitation, where friends may call will be on Friday, Sept. 28, 2007 from 67 p.m., also at the church, followed by a vigil service at 7 p.m. Committal, Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road..