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Mary Dean (Coates) Lindsay

September 8, 1925 ~ June 17, 2022 (age 96)


Mary Dean Lindsay, 96, of Storrs, CT passed away on June 17, 2022. She was born on September 8, 1925 in Dallas, Texas to the late Oren and Fern Coates. 

Mary Dean married Tamlin K. “TK” Lindsay when he was a Marine during World War II and she remained his devoted wife for over 60 years, until his death in 2005.  They relocated to the Storrs, CT area where both Mary Dean and Professor TK Lindsay worked at the University of Connecticut.

She worked at UConn from September 1957 until her retirement in September 1989. Mary Dean exceled at the administrative roles she held in the Plant Sciences Department from September 1957 through April 1970; School of Business Offices from May 1970 through July 1976; and the Alumni Offices from July 1976 through September 1989.

She had a passion for travel and loved to visit her sisters in Texas. Her lifelong enjoyment was nurturing cats, cooking, gardening, reading and participating in many events with the students at UConn. Mary Dean’s joy of life and her passion for cooking and conversation will be dearly missed.

Mary Dean was a loving mother, sister and friend to many, and is survived by her son, George Lindsay and his wife, Virginia.  

The family would like to thank all the caregivers that made the end of her life filled with love and kindness. Her services will be at the convenience of her family.

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