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Mary Kay Ash
Birth: May 12, 1918
Hot Wells
Harris County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 2001
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA

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. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Edward Alexander Wagner (1878 - 1938)
  Lula Hastings Wagner (1884 - 1968)
 
 Spouses:
  George Arthur Hallenbeck (1914 - 1963)*
  Julius Ben Rogers (1915 - 1977)*
  Melville Jerome Ash (1905 - 1980)*
 
 Sibling:
  Dealia C Wagner Koch (1903 - 1980)*
  Mary Kay Ash (1918 - 2001)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
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.
 
Burial:
Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park
Dallas
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Plot: North Mausoleum Sec. H 2C
 
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Originally Created by: DonZas
Record added: Jan 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6078117
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