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    Mary L. McGinty Alexander Carrier 97 of Rapid City, SD and formerly of Harlowton, Montana, died Friday, October 4, 2019 at Clarkson Health Care in Rapid City. She was born on July 6, 1922 in Miles City, Montana the daughter of William and Junomae (Watson) Ingham. She attended school in Miles City graduating from Custer County High School in 1940. She spent two years in college and one year as a secretary for the highway department in Helena, MT.

    Mary was united in marriage to John McGinty in 1943. Two children were born to this union, John and Sharon. Following their divorce, she married Zoyd Alexander on May 19, 1949 at Billings, MT. Mary and Zoyd had two more children, Edward and Jane. Zoyd died in 1982. Mary was united in marriage in March of 1986 to Arthur Carrier at Yuma, AZ. He passed away in 1996.

    Mary enjoyed gardening, dancing, quilting, camping, traveling, card playing and, most of all, being with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

     She was active in the Eastern Star, hospital guild, American Legion Auxiliary and as a counselor for Girls State.

    Grateful for have shared in Mary’s life are her children, Sharon (Mike) Mertens, Edward Alexander and Jane Kurth; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, brother William Ingham and son John Alexander.

    Memorial service for Mary Carrier will e Friday, June 12th, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. in the Perkins Chapel with committal to follow in the Harlowton Cemetery. The Perkins Funeral Home is assisting the family.

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