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Mary A. Root

Indianapolis, Indiana

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I knew Mary Alice when she was an administrator at UNM Biology, way back when I was an undergraduate student. She was probably the first person who helped me ID a bird, long before I was actually a birder. I remember her as a wonderful, pleasant person who assisted me on many occasions when I was a student employee in the department. Her contributions to the NM Ornithological Society were many and lasting. She will be missed.

MA was such a wonderful person. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends and any/all birders who knew her. It was quite a few years before I realized she lived only two houses away from me! We saw good birds together. I hope she's chasing moas and Diatryma where she has gone.

I met Mary Alice when I started visiting ABQ to go birding. She was so active, knowledgeable, and friendly. It was a privilege and honor to meet her and help with some walks that she led at Festival of the Cranes for several years. Prayers of comfort for the family.

Dear Dana, Terry, Bryan and Family,

It was our privilege to provide care for your beloved mother. We share in your grief and send you our love.

Your Friends at Little Hospice

Dana and Terry,

It's been quite a few decades, and my guess is that you both remember my brothers Bill and Jud and me about as clearly as I remember you. (I'd say my recollection is approximately that Dana was older, Terry younger. Anyway.)

I do remember Mary Alice however, because she was one of those people you simply do remember. She was so intense, albeit in a pleasant sense. Maybe "vivid" is the word. Mom always kept up with her work and was really proud...

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Mary Alice Sims Root

Influential New Mexico Naturalist Dies

Mary Alice (Sims) Root, born April 26, 1923, in Indianapolis IN, died January 31, 2013, in Minneapolis MN.

- Former president of the New Mexico Ornithological Society

- Passionate author,...

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