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Mary Elizabeth Santangelo passed away unexpectedly on April 6, 2021, due to complications from an underlying health condition. She was serving as an intern with the Big Sky Watershed Corps in western Montana after recently graduating from Utah State University—Moab. Mary was slight of frame, but feisty and strong in so many ways—physically as well as of heart, spirit, conviction to others and the natural world. Hard-working and talented, her love of horses was infectious and her greatest joy. Quick with a laugh, ever eager to be helpful, and with a love of sunshine, rain and mountains is how she will be remembered by her many friends and loved ones. Private services will be held at a later date.