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Mary Landis

Mary Landis, 78, of Homewood Canyon in Trona, CA died Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2005 at Pine Ridge Care Center in Sylman, CA due to complications from emphysema.

She was born Feb. 24, 1927 to Earl and Euginie Fuller in Park Rapids. She moved to Trona in 1958 and taught English to seventh and eighth graders. During the 1960s and '70s, she was a member of the Trona Argonaut staff. She was elected Justice Court Judge in 1972 and in the later years worked as the court clerk.

She was an active member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by two sons, Patrick of Trona and Michael (Catherine) of El Paso, TX; brother, Jerry of Park Rapids; five grandchildren, eight nephews and a niece.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Bill, in 1975.

Graveside service: Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Searles Valley Cemetery in Trona with Monseigneur Clary officiating.