Mary was born to Ray and Lorena Burnett in Richfield, Idaho.
Mary raised her children, Katherine Huot, Bill DeWaal Jr., Gary DeWaal, Karen Carter, and Carol Dunn with unconditional love with her husband William DeWaal. She also leaves behind 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and 2 sisters, Romana Buss and Margaret Gunther.
Mary traveled with her husband to fairs where she had an art center for children. She enjoyed Lakeport Speedway, Bingo, trips to Reno and Fort Bragg and meeting people .