Mary has lived in the Village of La Zamora for thirteen years. Originally from Okemos, Michigan, she has been married to her high school sweetheart, Bob, for fifty-three years. She is a homemaker and a mother. They have three children and three grandchildren.
Mary has been playing billiards for ten years and been a VBC member since the club’s conception. Billiards is her main interest but she also belongs to the Ladies’ Travel League, Sunday Mixed Doubles League, Tuesday’s Ladies League, Wednesday’s Ladies Individual League, and Thursday’s BCA League. She also plays on the last Friday of the month in the VBC billiards get-together.
Mary told us about a special accomplishment:
“One incident that happened to me that I will never forget. We were coming back from a football game when a man was hit by a bus right in from of us. I kept him calm, covered him with a blanket, and made him feel better till the fire truck and ambulance arrived. I was given a commendation from the fire department."
Mary’s love is traveling. She and her husband have visited more then 40 countries. She has been to Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania, China etc. Two of the highlights of her trips were spending some time in a Chinese classroom with young children and staying in huts in French Polynesia. Her favorite food is Italian and she plans to continue traveling.