Mary Mangini, 65, of Brackett Creek-Clyde Park, Montana, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 with the love of her husband and daughters at her side.
A celebration of Mary’s life and spirit will be held 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, August 18 at the Shields Valley Community Center, reception will follow the service.
Mary was born in Los Angeles on April 9, 1954 to Richard Eugene and Mary LaVone (Hamman) Buckingham.
She married the love of her life, Paul Mangini, following high school in 1971.
She and Paul were blessed with two wonderful daughters, Marlo and Antoniette. They have worked together ranching from day one. Mary was a ranch wife, but oh so much more… she supported, assisted and was never one to shy away from a hard day’s work.
Mary was known for her kindness and ample love of anyone around her. Her home was always open to everyone and a hot meal was always ready to serve. Mary was a completely devoted wife, mother, grandma and friend. She loved family gatherings where she gave everyone the warm security of “home.” She took pleasure in caring for her yard, growing her flowers and keeping things green and full of life. She instilled in us the value of a hard day’s work and paved the path to help us always do our best.
She is endlessly loved and never to be forgotten. We are so lucky to have had the best mom we could have imagined.
Mary is survived by her husband of 48 years, Paul; daughter, Marlo Leachman and her husband Eric, their children and Mary’s grandchildren, Abby and Wade; daughter, Antoniette Harms and her husband, Ryan.
Franzen-Davis Funeral Home and Crematory has been entrusted with arrangements.