Mary was born in Pasadena and later moved to Escondido, where she met her husband. They have four children and five grandchildren. In 2002, Mary brought her youngest granddaughter to Community Lutheran Preschool, and because of the loving atmosphere, she soon joined the staff. Mary feels truly blessed to be a part of such a loving and caring place as Community Lutheran Preschool. She also serves in the church nursery on Sundays.