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Celebrating Our Centenarians Mary Afton Greenwood

Mary Afton Greenwood

Meadow Brook Senior Living

Fishers, Indiana

Birthday January 17, 1916

Mary was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, where she graduated from high school in 1934 and met and married her husband, Donald, in 1939. The couple was happily married for sixty years. Mary and Donald had seven children — four sons and three daughters. She was blessed to be a stay-at-home mother and raise all seven children while Donald worked in education for U.S. Steel. The couple, along with their children lived in Utah, California and Pennsylvania. They eventually moved to Fishers, Indiana, in 2000. 

While her two youngest children were in high school, Mary decided that she would go back to school. She attended the University of Pittsburgh and then transferred to a Catholic college. Mary earned a degree in writing and English literature. She graduated at age sixty and held the honor of Salutatorian for her graduating class. 

For a short time, she wrote for a jewelry design company named Gem & Minerals. 

Mary published three books that can currently be found at local libraries: “Baiting on the Bear,” “Grave Notes on Aurelia” and “On the Edge with Cynthia.” 

Mary came to Meadow Brook Senior Living in May of 2017. She enjoys reading books and talking with her neighbors. She especially enjoys when her children come to visit her.