Mary Michie Udall

Mary Michie Udall

MADISON/MIDDLETON-Mary Michie Udall, age 95, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.

She was born on Aug. 8, 1922 in Ripon, Wis., the daughter of Don and Frances (Oeder) Miller. Mary grew up along the south shore of Green Lake. She graduated from Ripon High School and also graduated from Ripon College earning a B.A. in Sociology in 1943. Mary then traveled to England and studied sculpture from the Center School of Art, London in 1952. She returned to Madison and earned her Master’s in Art Education from UW Madison in 1962.

Mary’s professional accomplishments include, Director of the Rural Art Project thru the UW Extension , Art Researcher in Kenya, East Africa, exhibits at the Wright Warehouse Museum, Fanny Garver Gallery, Pilsbury Midwest Juried Exhibition, Seuferer-Chosy Gallery and Artspirit Sings. She also has sculptures permanently displayed at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Rahr-West Museum, Madison Art Center, the Marshfield Health Clinical and the Madison Public Library and was a lifelong supporter of the Wisconsin Public Radio.

Yes, a talented sculptress was Mary, but she cherished her family more than a successful career could ever give her.

Mary is survived by her son, Peter Michie; daughter-in-law, Deborah Michie; son, Adam (Cheryl) Michie; daughter, Sarah (Scott) Pressler; grandchildren, Mollie, Claire, Ryan, Aaron, Jeremiah, Jessica and Joshua; and many precious great-grandchildren; brother, David (Mary Ellen) Miller; and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norm “Mick” Michie; second husband, Robert H. Udall; son, Chris Michie; brothers, Buster and James; sisters, Georgia and Joanne.

A Celebration of Mary’s life will be held at a later date.

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