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Mary Ann GARDNER, born Canton OH Dec 05 1940 fifth of six children to Lawrence Henry GARDNER (born 1910 Shelby OH died 1977 Bozeman MT; burial Holy Cross Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, OH) and Angela Bernadette OLEJARCIK (born 1911 Cleveland OH died 1943 Detroit MI, burial Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Cemetery, Shelby, Richland County, OH).//Paternal grandparents: James Peter GARDNER Sr. (born 1885 Chicago IL died 1950 Shelby OH) and Catherine Rose GABRIEL (born 1886 Shelby OH died 1959 Shelby OH); h&w burials: Shelby OH)//Maternal grandparents John OLEJARCIK (born 1877 Austria/Hungary died 1911 Cleveland OH, burial Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH) and Helen GONSORCIK (born 1879 Slovenia died 1935 Cleveland OH; burial Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH).//Great-granddaughter of John Joseph GABRIEL (born 1850 Austria, died 1926 Shelby, OH) and Magdalena M ZEIDLER (born 1851 Austria; died Cleveland OH 1936; h&w burials Shelby OH).//Five siblings: Lawrence Henry Jr. 1932-1932, Calvary Cemetery, Cleveland, OH; Nancy Jean b1934 Cleveland OH; Clifford Lawrence b1938 Cleveland OH; Robert Lee b1939 Cleveland OH; Joan Catherine b1942 Connersville IN.//Mary earned Bachelors degree in Psychology from Western WA University 1974 and Masters degree in Rehab Counseling from Seattle University 1986.//Her career began with 12 years secretarial work, followed by years of counseling at hospitals and in private practice.//Mary married George Benton DALE II; adopted newborn "Rosemary" re-named Wendy Ann DALE born Feb 27 1963, Seattle WA, whose birth father is David FLANAGAN, Echo OR.//Mary enjoys knitting, photography, snow skiing, and made one tourist trip to Europe. During retirement years, genealogy became Mary's daily passion helping 100's of people locate 1,000's of kin.//


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