Mary Hutchinson Widen

b. May 27, 1976, Chicago, Illinois
d. December 20, 2013

Her parents were Katharine (Kit) and Buel Hutchinson.
She was the oldest of three children. At the age of fourteen, her family
moved to southern Arizona where Kit and Buel founded a boysí school
and summer camp named The Little Outfit.

Mary enjoyed ranch life and horseback riding. She attended Tucson High
School and was a popular participant in many aspects of campus life,
including as a senior, voted Rodeo Queen.

In 1945 she married William Gibson Mann (Bill). They had four children:
Katharine, Susan, Gib, and Amy. As a young mother she was active in the
community volunteering in numerous political campaigns, the Junior League
of Phoenix and founding the Junior Tennis League of Phoenix.

After raising her four children, Mary went back to school and received her
Bachelorís degree in Education from Arizona State University in 1969. After
graduation, she taught kindergarten at Rural Elementary School in Tempe.

In 1975, Mary married Robert A. Widen of Prescott, Arizona. Mary relocated
to Prescott, involving herself in the community. Bob and Mary owned an
outdoor retail store called Basecamp for 24 years. With her infectious
personality, she was a natural on the sales floor. She created and
maintained many close friendships in Prescott, as she had done
throughout her life.


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