Mary Hanson Lund died September 27, 1998 in Salt Lake City at age 86 surrounded by her family who loved her dearly.
Mary was born in Chicago, Illinois June 6, 1912 to Edgar and Florence Chase Maxwell. She married Stewart M. Hanson, Sr., a lawyer and later a District Court Judge who died in 1980. They had two sons, Stewart M. Hanson, Jr. and Stephen C. Hanson. She later married Alton F. Lund who died in 1983. Her years with sweet, gentle Alt gave her much happiness and joy.Mary was active in civic and community affairs. She was the original Chair of the Council on Aging when it was first formed in 1967; the Board of the Community Services Council; the Board of the Community Nursing Service for 25 years; the Appropriations Committee of the United Way; the President's Commission on Health; the Westminster Woman's Board for 45 years; and Chapter D of PEO for 54 years.
She is survived by her sons, Stewart (DeAnne), Salt Lake City; and Stephen (Judy), Houston, Texas. She adored her seven grandchildren: Gillian Papanikolas (Bill), Holly Roper (Brian), Jennifer Hanson, Stephen Hanson, Jr. (Iram), Tom Hanson, Ashley Hanson, and Shannon Hanson.
She was tickled and thrilled to live long enough to know her great-grandchildren, Ari Papanikolas, Sean Papanikolas, Elena Papanikolas, Erin Roper, and Mackenzie Roper.
She is also survived by her beloved older sister, Jean Pollock; niece, Patty James; and favorite cousin, Bill Browder. She called Jean her "twin" and hated to "leave" her behind. Her sister, Ruth McDowell preceded her in death.
She gained an adoring second family when she married Alt Lund. She is survived by Alt's daughter, Jean Firmage (Jim); and son, Mark Lund; and grandchildren: Jamie Firmage (Vivian), Peter Firmage; and great-grandchildren: Michaela and Caitlin Firmage. She loved them like her own and they loved her right back.
Mary was blessed with many friends in her lifetime and will miss them all. Her long friendship with Jeri Helgren filled her with joy and much laughter.
The last few years of her life were made especially happy by her many friends at the Parklane. "She will miss you all, and especially her bridge games."
A memorial service celebrating her life will be held Wednesday, September 30th at 11 a.m. at Evans and Early Mortuary, 574 East 100 South, Salt Lake City.
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