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Mary Werksman Rancho Mirage - Mary Werksman was born in Glasgow, Scotland and died peacefully at her home, surrounded by family on March 17, 2020, in Rancho Mirage, CA. Mary grew up during World War II in Scotland before settling in London, England to pursue a career in fashion and modeling. In 1963 she met the love of her life, Harry Werksman. They married and she moved to the United States. They originally settled and lived in Pittsburgh, PA where their three sons, Harry Jr., Bill and David were born. In 1972, when Harry retired, the family moved to Palm Springs, California. Over the years, Mary and Harry shared their passion for philanthropy with the desert. They were involved in faith, health care and education. Mary and her husband shared a wonderful life together until Harry passed away in 2004 after more than 40 years of marriage. After Harry passed, Mary spent her time volunteering at Eisenhower hospital. She always wanted to "give to her community". Mary is preceded in death by her parents William and Jesse Anderson, her sister Jenny Anderson and her beloved husband Harry Werksman. She is survived by her sons, Harry Jr, (Amanda), Bill (Lisa) and David (Kristin) and her five grandchildren: Oliver, Adam, Abby, Whitney and Shelby. Mary was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Harry, at Forest Lawn. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in her name to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation(JRDF).
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