Mary Joan Gilroy 1927 - 2009 Vernal, Utah
Mary Joan Gilroy, the wife of Archie Gilroy, of Vernal, Utah, died Nov. 16, 2009, in the Uintah Care Center. She was 82.
Mary was born May 12, 1927, in Big Piney, Wyo., to Matthew E. Guerin and Alice E. Lohman. She married Archie Gilroy in Duncan, Okla., on Jan. 7, 1957. She was one of seven children in her family.
Mary served in the Nurse Corps as a nurse and loved spending her time serving and helping other people.
Mary was a homemaker, but for many years worked at Moffat County State Bank and then the First Security bank in Vernal.
She enjoyed reading, camping, fishing, hunting and dancing. She was a very active person. She also enjoyed her lovely little dogs, and loved playing and spoiling them like children.
Mary is survived by her husband, Archie Gilroy, of Vernal; sister-in-law Sarah Faye Paulson, of Craig; two brothers-in-law, Robert Gilroy, of Gilette, Wyo., and Eugene Gilroy, of Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, and sister, Anna Rose Roberts. Mary’s wishes were to be cremated.
She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and all of those who knew her.