March 11, 1925 ~ August 24, 2004
Mary Frances Lind, Aug. 24, 2004. Born March 11, 1925 in South Attleboro, Massachusetts, the eldest daughter of Gertrude and George Hanna. Mother of daughters Jennifer, Lea, Martha and Gerta. Beloved sister of Barbara Bartell of Sacramento, California, niece of Tom and Sue Hull of South Attleboro, Mass. and cousin of Marian Cerrone and Leota Foley. She is survived by her devoted husband of 53 years, Donald, and her daughters, Jennifer Otto, Lea Lind, and Gerta Lind, as well as grandchildren Erika Otto Collins, Adam McLarty, Ehret Otto, and Phillip Otto and great-grandson Sirius Michael Collins.
Mary's artistic skills were apparent as a young child. After studying at the Rhode Island School of design, Mary became a designer for a fine engraver and an illustrator and calligrapher for a greeting card company. She married Ensign Donald Lind, U.S.Navy, in Sept. 1951 in San Diego, CA. After tours of duty on both coasts, they settled in Oxnard where Mary became active in art activities in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties. Mary was an accomplished artist and painter. Her dedication and talent won her many awards and her prolific works are displayed in the permanent collections of several museums and private galleries. After moving to Redondo Beach, she remained an active and well respected member of the blossoming art scene in the Los Angeles area where she showed regularly at the Los Angeles Art Association Gallery on La Cienega Blvd. Beginning in 1989 she served for thirteen years on the Board of Directors of the National Watercolor Society holding various positions including Exhibition Director, Treasurer, Newsletter Editor and President. As anÂ artist, show juror, exhibitor and powerful presence in the Art community as well as a devoted mother and wife, Mary will never be forgotten by those who knew her. Her exuberant paintings and sculptures remain to inspire and brighten our lives. We are blessed to have known her. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations in Mary's memory be made to: TrinityCare Hospice Foundation 2601 Airport Drive Suite 230, Torrance, Ca 90505
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