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Courtesy photo[/caption] On February 21, Mary T. Rolston, age 96 of Winters, California passed away at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento. She was recovering from a broken hip when she took a turn for the worse. She passed gently in the early morning, attended by some very kind nurses. Mary Lee Margaret Keables was born in San Francisco, California on September 10, 1922. She became a registered nurse in 1943 and was married to an Air Force Pilot, Robert T. Teachenor in 1944. She had two children Robert and Melodie before they divorced in 1950. She was nursing at the VA in Sylmar where she met her second husband Buford T. Rolston. Mary and Buford, were married in 1951. He had three children Lee, Linda and Larry. Later Mary and Buford had a child together, April. Mary spent most of her adult life living and working in North Hollywood, California. Mary spent many years working at Los Angeles General Hospital where she was instrumental in setting up the first ICU telemetry unit in LA. She was the founding Director of Crippled Children’s Services. She was a member of the Flying Samaritans and a Red Cross Nurse who attended all major disasters as a volunteer. She served on the Board of Directors and was honored for her service to the gay community in the early years of the AIDS crisis. In 2015 Mary moved to Winters to be close to her two youngest children, Larry and April. Mary joined the Rotary in Winters and made many wonderful friends. Mary is survived by her 6 children and many, many dear friends. There will be Celebration of Life and Hat Party (wear your favorite) for Mary on May 4 at the Buckhorn Bar and Grill in downtown Winters from 6–10 p.m. The Buckhorn was a nightly favorite place for Mary and the site of her last 5 birthday parties. Anyone who loved Mary is welcome to attend, share some wine, good food and great stories. For more information contact April Kemp 805-709-7984.]]>

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