In memory of
Jessica Salisbury Maher
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In memory of
Jessica Salisbury Maher
1941 ~ 2017 Passed away peacefully on January 1, 2017. Born the only child to Carrie and John Thomas Salisbury on April 2, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY. She left Brooklyn at the age of 21 to go to med school in Miami. Just six months from completing her med school she got a blood clot and they wouldn't let her be a doctor. Married John Paul Maher on June 10, 1978 in Miami. She has four Masters Degrees in Theology, Philosophy, Chemistry, and Healthy Services. Jessica worked as a lab tech at IHC. She was also a Medical Technical Scientist at ARUP for 20 years. She was a devout catholic and a parishioner at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Jessica was responsible for two major projects for the Catholic Church: The Hospital Ministry program where she visited patients at the hospitals for 20+ years. She also started a Christmas Project. In 2010 she became a Lay Ecclesiastical Minister. Jessica will be remembered as someone who loved all people and for her Faith in God. She was a dear friend and neighbor and will be dearly missed. Survived by stepchildren Kenneth Eugene Maher of Arizona and Paula Maher of Maryland; and cousin Margaret O'Donnell. Preceded in death by her husband. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, January 12th at 11:00 AM, with recitation of the Holy Rosary beginning at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1375 Spring Lane, Salt Lake City. Interment to follow at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17111 S. Camp Williams Rd., Bluffdale. Online condolences may be offered at
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