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Mary Elizabeth Mester Seegmiller passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014, in Holladay, Utah, from pulmonary complications. Funeral services were held Feb. 27 at the Cottonwood 16th Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment was at Holladay Memorial Park in Holladay.
She was born May 1, 1941, to George Richard Mester, Sr. and Gladys Mobley in Holbrook.
Mary grew up in Holbrook, where she developed a loved for the Indian culture, especially the Navajo people.
She married Ben Lorin Seegmiller on June 27, 1959. They later divorced. Mary had an inquisitive mind, a kind personality and was always ready for an adventure. She loved camping, fishing and the out of doors. She loved to read, listen to classical music and support the performing arts. She especially loved to immerse herself in family history.
She had a burning testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and loved to attend the temple.
She graduated from Wasatch Academy High School, and The University of Utah with a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing. She worked for many years as a registered nurse.
Survivors include her brother Robert Mester (Eleanor); her daughter, Tina Seastrand (David); nine grandchildren, Rachel Hunt (Charlie), Joshua (Kirsten), Jeremy, Rebekah (serving an LDS mission in Madrid, Spain), Zachary (serving an LDS mission in Managua, Nicaragua), Nathan, Hannah, Jacob and Matthew; and three great-grandchildren, Lily, Ethan and Adaline.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Richard; her sister, Alice; and her son, Timothy Russell.
Holladay-Cottonwood Mortuary of Holladay was in charge of the arrangements.