Mary Jane Day and her identical twin sister Stella Marie Quarles were born in Santa Fe, New Mexico on March 20th, 1929. Mary attended Catholic School at “Our Lady of Lourdes’, kindergarten thru 12th grade.
Mary married Robert Day in 1947 and moved to Sanger, California. Her first child, Barbara Ann was born in 1948 and Deborah Sue, her second daughter was born in 1951. Mary was a loving mother and actively involved in her daughters lives as they were growing up. Mary’s favorite hobby was cooking and baking. Her desserts were the absolute best, and our favorite was her caramel apple dumplings.
Mary was everyone’s friend, knowing no strangers. She was always ready to lend a helping hand when any of her friends needed support. When her girls were grown, Mary was divorced. She began volunteering for the Autism Society and found a new passion in supporting children with special needs. Mary also worked for Great West Life in Denver, Colorado until her retirement in 1997. In 2000, Mary moved to Salt Lake City to be closer to her daughter Debbie and her son-in-law Dale Inkley.
Mary has 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grand children and 4 great-great-children.
Mary Day was a lovely lady who will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 28th at 11:00 am at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City.
For those unable to attend the Funeral Service for Mary, live stream will be available by clicking the "Watch Now" link above before the service begins. The service recording will be posted on this website thereafter to view any time.