I worked with Mary at the Law Library for 27 years. Shortly after I began working at the Law Library, I was house hunting in Ann Arbor, and Mary went with me one evening after work to look at a house that was for sale “by owner” about a mile or so up the road from her home. I needed another set of trusted eyes who knew about the general neighborhood to look everything over with me (not to mention a bit of moral support), and I ended up buying the house and I live there to this day. Mary was a big reader, and many of the books and authors on her reading lists ended up on my reading lists and bookshelves.
At work, Mary was a trusted colleague who cared deeply about the Law Library and those with whom she worked. She treated everyone with respect and was a professional to her core. Always positive in her outlook and approach to problem solving, she was someone we wanted on committees and working groups because she was helpful and brought a depth of experience to whatever was being discussed.
My deepest condolences go out to Moe, and her sister, brothers, and nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.