|Birth: ||May 12, 1918|
|Death: ||Nov. 22, 2001|
Businesswoman. As a child took care of her father who had tuberculosis while her mother worked in a restaurant. In 1939 she started selling Stanley Home Products, working for them until 1952. On Sept 13, 1963 she launched Mary Kay Cosmetics on $5000.00. In 1968 Mary Kay, Inc. went public, and in 1969 she awarded five pink Cadillacs to its top five sales directors. In 1979 one of her independent consultants surpased $1 million in commissions. By 1983 Mary Kay, Inc. sales exceeded $300 million. In 1985 Mary Kay went back to private ownership with a $390 million leveraged buyout. Mary Kay Ash suffered a stroke in February 1996. Her business started with 9 beauty consultants; by the year 2001 that number was 800,000. The sales reported by the company in 2000 was $1.3 billion. During the period of Mary Kays life there were 151 women who earned more than $1 million in commissions. Also during this period more than 10,000 pink Cadillacs were awarded.
Edward Alexander Wagner (1878 - 1938)
Lula Hastings Wagner (1884 - 1968)
George Arthur Hallenbeck (1914 - 1963)*
Julius Ben Rogers (1915 - 1977)*
Melville Jerome Ash (1905 - 1980)*
Dealia C Wagner Koch (1903 - 1980)*
Mary Kay Ash (1918 - 2001)
Beloved Mother and Founder of Mary Kay Inc.
She fulfilled her God-Given mission with
faith and courage, making a differance
in the lives of her family and inspiring
thousand of women around the world.
Now at peace with her Lord beside her loving
husband "Mel" Ash.
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Plot: North Mausoleum Sec. H 2C
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Jan 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6078117
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