Mary Ann Deal

10 Jul 1927 - 14 Sep 2008

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10 Jul 1927 - 14 Sep 2008
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Mary Ann Deal

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Larkin Sunset Gardens

1702 E 10600 S
Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah
United States

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THERE IS A PLACE FOR THE HUSBANDS NAME NOTHING ENGRAVED YET MARRIED JUL 30, 1958
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July 24, 2013
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Poem Celebrating Mary Ann and Jim's 40th Wedding Anniversary - 30 July 1998

Contributor: katyasmith Created: 1 year ago Updated: 1 year ago

On occasions such as this one, Often tales there are to tell, So sit right back and listen, As I weave this history well. Let me tell you all a story ‘Bout a Midwest boy named Jim, And the girl he was to marry, One ya’ll call Mary Ann. Jim was born way back in thirty-three, In “Nerk”, that’s in Ohio, Where he grew up as a farming lad, And to school, he walked a mile. Twixt farm and store he spent his youth, He learned to love that work; But t’was “teachin’” where his heart was set, So for France he traded “Nerk”. In France, at University, The tongue so well he'd learn, His sights set on “Professorship”, With degrees he soon would earn. Yet Returning to Ohio, Fate would change young Jimmy’s course, For his Uncle Sam was beckonin’, So he joined our nation’s “Force”. “Air”, that is, the one with planes, With tankers, fighters too; That “Force” that soon would course his veins, His “calling” found anew. Now let me shift our tale a bit And make our way out West, To the raisin’ of young Mary Ann (The account Jim loves the best). Cross the country, near the great Salt Lake, This lovely gal was born, On the same day as her grandma, So “her” name she since has worn. She was raised without her Daddy (Who had died too young a man), By her loving-hearted mother, Who, alone, raised six of them. Living just below the East bench, Our young Mary Ann did grow; At a couple years Jim’s senior, Love and work she grew to know. The war years were not easy For a fam’ly any where, Yet this Mary Ann has fondness For the mem’ries that were there. The Coconut Grove in Salt Lake, Where the girls met soldier boys, There they danced into the nighttime, Gig’ling girls, just feigning coy. And It wasn’t long thereafter That a job she found at Hill; As a clerical assistant, Her own wartime job to fill. Now I know you’re asking how these two Had ever come to meet, So I’ll get on with this fable, For the story’s quite unique. It seems there was this friendly “Aunt” of Mary Ann’s, it’s told, With a knack for making matches, And a record that was gold. But not only was she Mary’s aunt, For her home was Room and Board, To a young man known as Sergeant Deal; To him, she was landlord. Now it’s funny how the medd’ling Of a person here and there, Or the shifting of the stars above, From two create a pair. But it only took a month or so Before our couple knew, That fate was somehow on their side; Their course was set for two. So on this date in fifty eight, They shared their wedding day, Just a simple ceremony, Modest vows, then on their way.... To their new-found life together, Both as husband and as wife, And a promising career; What a wonderful new life! In time they found the Air Force Whisked them all around our sphere, To some mighty fine assignments; Some close by, some nowhere near. There was California, Texas, Back to Utah, once or twice; And a journey off to Idaho; They thought Colorado nice. Jim found Okinawa lonely, With his bride so far away; But he made it through with visions Of their re-unitin’ day. Along their trek of travelin’ life, To them, two angels came. (At least that’s how they tell it; It’s their story, who can say). There was first a son named Michael, Then a daughter, Marianne; I think their angel thinking’s true, (Since it’s the fomer that I am). This little fam’ly hopped around, With travelin’ in their bones; A few more years in Southern Cal, Then Nebraska they called home. Then around the year, 'bout ‘73, The Air Force took away Poor Jim from friends and family Off to Thailand, o’er the way. That year away from Mary Ann And kids drew lonesome pains; Thank heavens Jim found such a friend, In that tall one called Ralph Haynes. Then came that great reunion, As the four Deals blazed their way, Cross that great divide, Atlantic, To the beautiful U.K. To the home that Jim and Mary Ann Would gladly call their own, For their love of all things British, Certainly must well be known. As time slipped by, the fam’ly grew, As often you will find, With daughters, sons and grandkids Filling corners of their minds. Jumping continents became them, As they criss-crossed o’er the seas, Spending more time in Nebraska, than I’d care to, if you please. And when the word “retirement” Was foremost on their minds, They sadly bid farewell and left Their fond Air Force behind. They came out West, Pacific Coast, Their plans not really knowin’, 'Cept future hopes in new careers, That happened to be Boein’. Our tale has brought us here today, It’s this wedded pair we toast; For forty years they’ve lived and loved, As a couple they should boast. So lift a glass of punch to them, And let's wish them, if we may, An eternity of happiness, That they share this special day. -by son Michael Deal

Life timeline of Mary Ann Deal

1927
Mary Ann Deal was born on 10 Jul 1927
Mary Ann Deal was 12 years old when Adolf Hitler signs an order to begin the systematic euthanasia of mentally ill and disabled people. Adolf Hitler was a German politician, demagogue, and Pan-German revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party, Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945. As dictator, Hitler initiated World War II in Europe with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, and was central to the Holocaust.
Mary Ann Deal was 18 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
Mary Ann Deal was 30 years old when Space Race: Launch of Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite to orbit the Earth. The Space Race refers to the 20th-century competition between two Cold War rivals, the Soviet Union (USSR) and the United States (US), for dominance in spaceflight capability. It had its origins in the missile-based nuclear arms race between the two nations that occurred following World War II, aided by captured German missile technology and personnel from the Aggregat program. The technological superiority required for such dominance was seen as necessary for national security, and symbolic of ideological superiority. The Space Race spawned pioneering efforts to launch artificial satellites, uncrewed space probes of the Moon, Venus, and Mars, and human spaceflight in low Earth orbit and to the Moon.
Mary Ann Deal was 37 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
1977
Mary Ann Deal was 50 years old when Star Wars is released in theaters. Star Wars is a 1977 American epic space opera film written and directed by George Lucas. It is the first film in the original Star Wars trilogy and the beginning of the Star Wars franchise. Starring Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Peter Cushing, Alec Guinness, David Prowse, James Earl Jones, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker, and Peter Mayhew, the film focuses on the Rebel Alliance, led by Princess Leia (Fisher), and its attempt to destroy the Galactic Empire's space station, the Death Star.
Mary Ann Deal was 59 years old when Space Shuttle program: STS-51-L mission: Space Shuttle Challenger disintegrates after liftoff, killing all seven astronauts on board. The Space Shuttle program was the fourth human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished routine transportation for Earth-to-orbit crew and cargo from 1981 to 2011. Its official name, Space Transportation System (STS), was taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item funded for development.
Mary Ann Deal was 64 years old when The World Wide Web is opened to the public. The World Wide Web (WWW), also called the Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs), interlinked by hypertext links, and accessible via the Internet. English scientist Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web in 1989. He wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN in Switzerland. The browser was released outside CERN in 1991, first to other research institutions starting in January 1991 and to the general public on the Internet in August 1991.
Mary Ann Deal died on 14 Sep 2008 at the age of 81
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