While living life on her terms, she had completed accomplishments that made her incredibly proud. Mary had successfully obtained two Associates degrees from Delta School of Business and Technology, the first for accounting and the second for business management. She then joined the University of Phoenix to obtain and nearly complete her Bachelor's degree in Accounting.
Mary had quietly prided herself on her accomplishments and ability to obtain independence from the familiar surroundings that molded her previous self. Moving from Louisiana to Utah in 2008 had become a significant accomplishment and fond memory, along with trips to Texas and Idaho, both with and without her daughter.
Mary's creativity shined when she did artwork, crocheting, and sculpting. She consistently enjoyed being outdoors, hunting, fishing, grilling, or sitting around a campfire with loved ones. Her cooking was the exceptional Southern buttery goodness that anyone would expect from a mother born and raised in the South. She prided herself in being able to feed an army; Goddess knows she cooked enough and well enough to do so.
Mary was a reserved yet kind-hearted person who endeared herself to many people. Her family came first, and she was known to mother everyone. Mary's sense of humor tended to be sarcastic and witty. However, if she picked on you, you may have just been considered part of the family.
She loved going for drives and singing along with the stereo, no matter the genre of music. Her range of music was astounding most days, from deep southern Cajun music to hip-hop to metal and techno. Mary's other pastimes and enjoyments included movies and TV shows (Supernatural x4), video games with epic sagas, and puzzles being her absolute favorites.
Mary is survived by her daughter Dusty Rose Hale, her partner of 15 years, Timothy Mallett, her brother Jerry Lee Hale II, and her father, Jerry Lee Hale. She is preceded in death by her beloved Pawpaw Hobo Lyons and Mawmaw Bobby Lyons.
Mary Louise Hale may have left us, but she will always be remembered for her loving personality and making those around her feel loved. Mary will be dearly missed by all those who knew her.
A Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date.