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In Memory

Mary Linda Pollary (Hill)

Mary Linda Pollary (Hill)

Mary Linda died on March 27th, 2022.

Mary Linda Hill, a loving, caring mother, grandmother, sister and friend returned to Heavenly Father peacefully on March 27, 2022 at the age of 71.

She was born on February 24, 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph Pollary and Chessie Pollary. She was the youngest of 4 children. Her whole life was an example of unselfish love, compassion, and service to others.

She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She was a convert and was baptized at the age of 15. She was later married and sealed in the Salt Lake City Temple. She always maintained an incredibly strong belief and testimony of her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Mom completed 2 years of college at the University of Utah. She was an officer in the Lambda Delta Sorority as the pledge mistress. She would tease that she had over 40 years of extended education in helping her children and grandchildren with their homework.

Mom loved her children above all else. As a single mother, she raised and protected all 5 of us. Mom had to fight for everything she had, but she always said that her children made her rich with everything she needed. When things got hard, she would put her faith and trust in the Lord.
Mom was one of the first Candy Stripers in Utah, to volunteer over 1,000 hours of service.

She began her career as a kitchen worker in the Salt Lake City Public School District. She later became the secretary over the nutrition program. She finished her career as the Nutrition Director at Rowland Hall. Finding a career that allowed her to be a fulltime mom was extremely important to her.

Mom’s hobbies included golf and bowling. She once took 1st place against 45 other women by defeating her best friend and teammate on the final hole. She continues to hold the highest bowling score in our family at an incredible 256. Later in life, she loved to read, walk on the treadmill, and ride her bike. She loved her Diet Coke nearby.

Mom made many friends throughout her life. Some of her greatest friends she met at Clayton Junior High and Highland High School. She especially looked forward to her monthly breakfast with Karma, Corine, Sharon, Shirley and Jan.

Mom loved being a grandma and hearing her grandchildren laugh. She would often share her love through a written letter or a personalized poem.

We will miss her beyond words! We know in our hearts that Joe is taking good care of her and was there to welcome her home.

She is survived by her children Jason (Julie), Becky (Greg), Sarah and Ben (Maren). Her sister Caroleen May and brother and life long friend Rod Pollary. She is preceded in death by her son Joe and sister Cathleen Swain.

A viewing will be held on Sunday April 3rd, 2022 at the church located at 1933 South 2100 East from 6-8PM. The family prayer will be given at the close of the viewing. A graveside service for close family and friends will be held on Monday, April 4th at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery (3401 S. Highland Drive). The services will begin at 11:00AM. A luncheon will be provided back at the church following the graveside services. To watch the services online, please click on the blue "Watch Services" button to the right of her picture.

We love you Mom and Grandma!


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04/05/22 12:33 PM #1    

Sharon Klein (Neyme)

Mary was such a loving, caring person. To everyone she knew, she was their best friend. I will miss you dear friend. 

04/06/22 06:45 AM #2    

Elaine Broadbent (Tschaggeny)

Mary, such a friendly, kind, and compassionate person. Sending my love and condolences to her dear family.

04/06/22 11:25 AM #3    

Shauna Shields (Erickson)

One of the genuinely nicest people I met in high school.

04/06/22 07:08 PM #4    

Shirley Keiser

Mary was a dear,dear friend......so kind and thoughtful towards everyone.  She was such a strength to her children and a great example to them and us all.  She asked her son before she died if she had done enough.....Yes, you have Mary and so much more.  Bless you!!!!!

04/07/22 08:33 AM #5    

Mike K. Richards

My sincerest condolences and prayers to Mary's family and friends. I didn't know Mary at Highland, but I wish I had. She very obviously was, and is, very loved, respected and admired. Never easy to lose someone as special as she is. Bless her heart.

04/07/22 04:22 PM #6    

Linda Adams (DeVore)

I met Mary when I was a sophomore at school. She had love towards everyone and I was grateful to call her my friend. I'm sorry to hear of her passing. She will be missed. Wishing her family peace and love. 

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