Mae Timbimboo Parry, Historian and Matriarch of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone 1919-2007
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Mae Timbimboo Parry's Obituary
Mae Timbimboo Parry passed away at home in the company of family members on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, after several years of illness. She was 87 years old.
She was born in Washakie, Utah on May 15, 1919, to Native American parents, Moroni Timbimboo and Amy Hootchew Timbimboo. She was a member of and held a lifetime of leadership in the Northwestern Band of Shoshone Nation. Mae has been married to her husband, Grant Parry for 68 years. They have been sealed to each other in the Salt Lake Temple. Mae was the middle child of nine children in the Timbimboo family. She had five sisters and three brothers. Six of the children reached adulthood while three died in infancy. All are now deceased.
Mae attended school in Washakie, Sherman Institute in Riverside, California, Bear River High School and LDS Business College. She donated hours of time in area elementary schools teaching about Indian culture and showing Indian artifacts.
On February 22, 1986, Mae was honored by the Utah Association of American Mothers as the Utah Honorary Mother of the Year.
In 1996 she was one of 10 women to be recognized in the first Utah Women's Achievement Award by the Governor's Commission for Women and Families and the Office of Ethnic Affairs. She has received recognition for beautiful Indian beadwork she has made.