Mary was born in Detroit, Michigan. She highly valued education and received a Bachelor of Science and Master’s Degree in Medical Technology. Mary opened a successful medical lab which she owned and managed in Detroit. She married Daniel Ivan in 1972. They retired to Boca Raton, Florida, until his death in 1986.
Mary moved to Moab in 2013 to be near her granddaughter, Jillian Fryer. Mary’s great-grandsons, Daniel and Evan, adored having grandma in Moab. Her love and kindness will forever leave an impression on the lives of her family near and far. Mary was very grateful for the impeccable care she received from the kind staff at Canyonlands Care Center. Special thanks also to Grand County Hospice for the added support and to Mary’s friends at St. Pius X Catholic Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Ivan, and brothers Frank Carroll and John Carroll.
Mary is survived by sisters Connie Brooks and Maureen Edyvean, and by her brother Joseph Carroll. She left three step-daughters: Patricia Twyman, Dianne Schellig and Linda Sisson. She also left beloved nieces and nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Donations can be sent in honor of Mary Ivan to Canyonlands Care Center, 390 West Williams Way, Moab UT 84532.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.SpanishValleyMortury.com.