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Maureen Gassman
1932-2013
Maureen Gassman passed away on May 10, 2013. She was born on May 29, 1932 in Lovell, Wyoming to Walter E. and Alta Thompson Gassman.
After her father's death in March 1936, she moved with her mother and brothers to Ephraim, Utah, where she spent all her growing-up days. After graduation from high school she attended Snow College, where she was graduating valedictorian, and Brigham Young University from which she graduated in 1952. She taught briefly in Cedar City, and then traveled to Hawaii, where she was employed by Dole Pineapple Company from 1955 to 1957. When she returned to the continental United States, she found employment in the offices of Senator Frank Moss and other government agencies in Washington D.C. In 1963 she moved on to New York City to work in the office of The Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. During her long employment in New York, her apartment in mid-Manhattan frequently provided accommodations for visiting friends and family. Over the years she spent many vacations traveling throughout the world including tours to South and Central America and most of Europe. Especially during her later years, she would be sure to spend Christmas time with her Utah family. After her retirement she remained in Manhattan until returning to Utah in 2011 to live near her family. She is survived by her brothers Byron (Renee,deceased) and John R. (Merrilin) Gassman and eleven nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by one niece. She is also survived by many lifelong friends.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 12:30 P.M. at the Ephraim Park Cemetery, 650 North Main Street, Ephraim, UT. A viewing will be held on Friday from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT. Online condolences may be made at www.Larkincares.com
In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Snow College Foundation for the General Scholarship Fund in Maureen's name by mailing a check to 150 E. College Ave, Ephraim, UT 84627 or calling 435-283-7062 with a credit card.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from May 16 to May 17, 2013
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