Mary Olive Carman

Female 1915 - 1999  (83 years)


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  • Name Mary Olive Carman 
    Born 2 Aug 1915  Elkton, Brookings Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 9 Jun 1999  Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • Mary O. Justus died Wednesday night at the Desert Haven Nursing Center in Phoenix, Arizona following a short illness. She was born in Elkton, South Dakota, the tenth and youngest child of Samuel Sheldon and Fannie Sweet (Maxwell) Carman. She spent her childhood and early adult life in Brookings and Moody Counties. Mary graduated from Egan High School in 1934. On September 17, 1938 in Flandreau, South Dakota, she married Ray W. Justus, also of Egan.

      After the birth of the first of their five children, they moved to Watertown, South Dakota. In the mid-1950's, a entrepreneur ahead of her times, she established the Economy Shop, a successful consignment clothing business. In March 1962, to get away from the harsh South Dakota winters that were affecting her husband's health, she moved with her family to Phoenix, Arizona. She has lived in the Phoenix area since. She served as housekeeper for the Del Webb Corporation for several years and then for Doctor's Hospital until retiring in 1980. Before entering the Glendale Care Center in 1990, Mary and her husband were patrons at the Westside and Desert West Senior Centers. In December 1994 she moved to Desert Haven.

      She is survived by her five children: Sandra J. Ackman of Phoenix, Arizona; Dennis J. Justus of Bullhead City, Arizona; Dianna F. Quick of Covington, Washington; Ray W. Justus of Chandler, Arizona; and Gary L. Justus of Colorado Springs, Colorado; 17 grandchildren and 16 great- grandchildren.

      Like her mother and sisters, Mary was a long term sufferer of arthritis. Please send memorials to the charity of your preference.
      (Arizona Republic, Phoenix, Arizona, June 12, 1999)
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    Last Modified 12 Jan 2021 

    Father Samuel Sheldon Carman,   b. 24 Mar 1873, Johnson Co., Nebraska, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Aug 1962, Brookings, Brookings Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Fannie Sweet Maxwell,   b. 8 Feb 1871, Cambridge, Story Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1957, Brookings, Brookings Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1873 
    Family ID F16748  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ray Winthrop Justus, Jr.,   b. 24 Jan 1916, Egan, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1990, Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1938  Flandreau, Moody Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Dennis James Justus,   b. 26 Jul 1943, Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 2013, Bullhead City, Mohave Co., Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Dianna Faye Justus,   b. 13 Dec 1944, Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 2017, Covington, King Co., Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Gary Lee Justus,   b. 25 Aug 1947, Watertown, Codington Co., South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 2011, Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F16749  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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