Writer Mary Hartman passed away June 24 in Cheyenne
. She was the author of “Texas Granite: Story of a World War II Hero,”
part-memoir and part-history about World War II Medal of Honor recipient Jack Lummus, and co-author (with historian Elmo Ingenthron) of “Bald Knobbers: Vigilantes on the Ozarks Frontier.”
Mary grew up in Nebraska
, spent the World War II years in L.A.
, and later worked as a newspaper reporter. After moving to Cheyenne
in the early 1990s, she co-founded Southeast Wyoming Writers and was a member of the Cheyenne Area Writers Group. She was the program chair for SEWW and brought a number of well-known poets and writers to Cheyenne
for presentations and workshops. She was on a “memoir writing” panel at the Wyoming Book Festival in October 2001 in Cheyenne