Mary Ellen Hunt, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, passed away peacefully on May 5, 2023, in Green River, Wyoming. Born on April 7, 1940, in Mona, Utah. Mary was the daughter of Robert Martin Swasey and Jane Swasey (Fish). She was the middle child: older brother Jerry Swasey and younger sister Kathleen Huggins. She graduated from Carbon County High School in 1956. She attended College in Price UT, and studied secretarial business. She was very well educated and worked at the courthouse in Wellington, UT. With her job, she did many tasks including shorthand note taking, as well as typing on an old manual typewriter and could type 70 words per minute.
On May 21, 1960 she married LeRoy V. Hunt, with whom she raised 5 children. Together they shared a life filled with love, laughter, and family.
Mary was a creative woman who displayed her talents in various ways throughout her life. She enjoyed gardening, crafts, crocheting, seam-stressing and was very artistic. She loved to read and could speed read a very thick book in one day. Mary loved the Utah Jazz, never missing a chance to cheer them on during game time. She also loved watching the Denver Broncos. In her downtime, she enjoyed putting together puzzles, indulging in her favorite seafood dishes of shrimp and lobster, and spending quality time with her family.
In addition to her many interests and hobbies, Mary was an excellent cook. She loved spreading her knowledge and skills through teaching. She taught the relief society ladies how to make a sourdough starter for bread, pancakes, etc. She was an exceptional waitress at Little America. She also spent many years working as a book-keeper at Pamida. Her friendliness and dedication to her work made her an invaluable asset to her employers.
Mary is survived by her devoted children, Marilee Wilde and Scott Hunt; 20 grandchildren, Heather Crockett, Heidi Munoz, Edwin Wilde, Samuel Wilde, Jason Wilde, Jeremy Wilde, Gabrielle Timm, Hayli Wilde, Danielle Hunt, Ethan Hunt, Shay Bernard, Monte Bernard, Sami Weese, Brett Anderson, Matt Anderson, Scott Anderson, Brianna Jacob, Rhett Hunt and Jayce Hunt; and 42 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her Husband LeRoy; parents, Robert and Jane; sons, Verald and Mitch Hunt; daughter, Lisa Woody; and grandsons, Kasey Hunt, Kyle Wilde and Kyllan Wilde.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, May 12, 2023 at the Urie LDS Stake Center, 208 WY-414 in Urie. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:45 at the church. Interment will follow at Fort Bridger Cemetery.