April 25, 1962 - June 15, 2021
Mary Marguerite Wengert, 59, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021.
A service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at St. Edward's Catholic Church.
Mary was born in Twin Falls, Idaho, to Lincoln and Angie McGinnis. She attended St. Edward's Catholic School and Twin Falls Senior High School, graduating in 1980. In December 1981, she married Gary Wengert and moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Gary's first duty station with the U.S. Air Force). Over the next several years, the U.S. Air Force moved Mary and Gary around from Las Vegas, Nevada (where they welcomed their first daughter, Jessica), to the Eifel Region in Germany, Fort Walton Beach, Florida (where they welcomed their second daughter, Chelsea), and finally North Pole, Alaska. Falling in love with the Last Frontier, the family of four made Alaska their official home.
Mary graduated from the University of Alaska with her associate degree and dedicated 20 years working for General Communications, Inc. She loved spending her Alaskan summers in her motorhome with friends and family, soaking up the sun that never sets. An avid gardener, Mary embraced the challenge of growing her own produce. From nurturing seedlings inside the warmth of her home to accomplishing a flourishing garden, of which the moose and other wildlife were often very grateful.
Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father, Angie and Lincoln McGinnis, and her oldest brother, Michael McGinnis.
Mary is survived by her, husband Gary; her two children, Jessica Warnement (Tim) and Chelsea Wengert (Conrad Schwartz); and siblings, Patrick McGinnis (Valerie), Timothy McGinnis (Vickie) and Lee McGinnis (Elizabeth).
We would like to thank Harrison's Hope for their generous and compassionate hospice services during Mary's time at home.
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Published by Daily News-Miner on Jun. 24, 2021.