Daughters of the Utah Pioneers have planted a Japanese cherry tree on the State Capitol grounds in recognition of the outstanding achievements of Southern California Regional Representative Mary Alice Woolley.

The tree was planted southwest of the Capitol, although ceremonies were held indoors because of rain. Gov. Norm Bangerter and National DUP President Eileen Dunyon were in attendance.Woolley has been the Southern California representative for 10 years. She has also served as Los Angeles County president and Toluca Lake Camp captain.

She is also active in Republican politics and served as a delegate to the 1952 and 1956 Republican convention. She is on the board of directors of the Travelers Aid Society.

She is the daughter of Roland Rich Woolley, a Los Angeles trial attorney, and Alice Spry Wooley, daughter of Wiliam Spry, governor of Utah from 1909 to 1917.