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Mary Catherine Carey
08-26-2007

Mary Catherine Carey, 82, passed away peacefully on August 26th at Sanford Health Systems in Sioux Falls. Mary was born on June 5, 1925 to Jess and Mary (Shannon) Boysen in De Witt, Iowa. Her family moved to Sioux Falls in 1931. Mary attended and graduated from St. Joseph Cathedral High School in 1943. On April 22, 1944 she was united in marriage to Eugene E. Carey at St. Joseph Cathedral in Sioux Falls. Mary was an insurance underwriter for Fire Underwriter Inspection Bureau and Insurance Services Office for 38 years. She was also an insurance auditor for Iowa Mutual Insurance for 2 years. Mary was given the award of Sioux Falls Insurance Woman of the year in both 1969 and 1970. Eugene died on December 12, 1996. Mary was a member of St. Joseph Cathedral, a 40 year member of Insurance Women of Greater Sioux Falls, American Legion Auxiliary and Catholic Daughters. Mary is survived by many nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law: Charlotte, Crooks, SD, Edna, Sioux Falls, SD, Dolores, Burbank, CA and Rose, Seattle, WA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; 7 brothers: Edwin, Norbert, Ambrose, Frank, Cy, Hoby and Jim; and special friend: Al Brown. Visitation will be Wednesday at 5 PM at Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home with a Scripture Vigil at 7 PM followed by the Rosary. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday at 10 AM at St. Joseph Cathedral with burial to follow at St. Michael Cemetery.

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