Mary was my beloved "little sis", though she was the eldest daughter in her family of 7 kids. Growing up, she had a lot of responsibilities. She was her Mom's right hand! After marriage, she spent some great years in Kenya, Africa, where Jennifer was born, assisting Steve and working with kids at the Rift Valley Academy. She was a super Mom and loved her kids so dearly. It was my privilege to know and love her, and spend so many hours together in her early life... many overnights and talks! And also to assist her in meeting and loving her Aunt Louise, in N. Mexico. She was named for her two aunts, Mary Miller and Louise Downie.