Mary was born in Omaha, Nebraska. She passed away at Serenity Hospice in Santa Barbara from cancer and dementia.
She was an Elementary School Teacher for many years in the Los Angeles area. She also worked for Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo as an Administrative Assistant.
She lived in Solvang for many years and was a member of the Church of Jesus of Latter Day Saints in Solvang. She loved reading to children at the library and helping them in their reading. She volunteered at various thrift stores.
She is survived by her brother Don McGuigan, niece Sandy Talarico (Phil), nephew Gary McGuigan (Jeannine). She was a great aunt to Brian and Therese McGuigan and Matthew Talarico.
She will be missed by her friends, especially Natalie, Tracy, Vicki, Jan and Dean and Andrea from Solvang.