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 Mary Kay Ash

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Mary Kay Ash Famous memorial

Birth
Hot Wells, Harris County, Texas, USA
Death
22 Nov 2001 (aged 83)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot
North Mausoleum, Section H, Crypt 2C
Memorial ID
6078117 View Source

Businesswoman. As a child, she 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 September 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 surpassed $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 Kay's 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.

Businesswoman. As a child, she 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 September 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 surpassed $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 Kay's 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.


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Beloved Mother and Founder of Mary Kay Inc.
She fulfilled her God-Given mission with faith and courage, making a difference in the lives of her family and inspiring thousands of women around the world.
Now at peace with her Lord beside her loving husband Mel Ash.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: DonZas
  • Added: 9 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 6078117
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6078117/mary_kay-ash: accessed ), memorial page for Mary Kay Ash (12 May 1918–22 Nov 2001), Find a Grave Memorial ID 6078117, citing Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave Cremated.