Ondov, Mary age 94, passed away on Dec 31, 2016 in Ukiah, CA with her daughters by her side. She is survived by 3 daughters Kathy Yurista, Paula and Nancy Ondov, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, sister Ann Tjornholm Leitze and family, and cousins. Mary was valedictorian of her high school graduating class in Winnebago MN, attended St. Olaf College, and graduated from the U of MN in 1944 with a Psychology major. She married John Ondov, had 3 girls, got divorced and went on to receive her teaching degree at Mankato State in 1962 and her Master's Degree in high school counseling at Purdue in 1966 as a single mother. She retired from the Robbinsdale School District in 1983. She then became involved with the spiritual psychology of Psychosynthesis and was a teacher and administrator at the Psychosynthesis Institute of MN until 2002 when she moved to Santa Fe. In 2015 Mary moved to Ukiah, CA to be closer to more family. The Unity Church was also a very integral part of her life both spiritually and socially. Mary was, indeed, ahead of her time and her independent, caring, and humorous spirit touched the lives of many. She loved playing Scrabble and always had a crossword puzzle or 2 or 3 going. Memorial contributions can be made to unitysantafe.org. Her ashes will be laid to rest at Rosehill Cemetery in Winnebago on April 23. .
Published on February 5, 2017
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