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        Betterment                                               OF OTHERS

                                                                                             By Katherine Wiegand,
                                                                        Executive Director, Mary E. Bivins Foundation

              he legacy of Mary E.           was there that Mary and Lee          cattle operators in the world. He
              Bivins is one of quiet and     Bivins grew up together as           was instrumental in Amarillo’s
        Tthoughtful benevolence.             neighbors and classmates at          development and served as mayor
        During the 61 years that she lived   Farmington Academy. Following        for four terms.
        in the Texas Panhandle, Mary         her graduation from Mary Nash
        supported numerous individuals,      College, Mary and Lee began          While Lee focused on business and
        organizations, and religious         courting and were married in         civic duties, Mary supervised life at
        endeavors.                           1882. The Bivins family moved        home. Lee and Mary were blessed
                                             to the Panhandle in 1890 where       with four children – Lena, Miles,
        A native of Texas since her          Lee acquired his first ranch, the    Leta and Julian. Sadly, only Miles
        birth in 1862, Mary Elizabeth        Mulberry Pasture, south of Claude.   and Julian lived past childhood. A
        Bivins spent her early years near    By the time the family settled in    new project was added to Mary’s
        McKinney before the family           Amarillo around the turn of the      daily life in 1904 as work began
        moved to Grayson County.  It         century, Lee was one of the largest   on a home for the family at 1000 S.

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