Obituary: Mary Ann (Tonini) Haswell (1937-2010)
July 1, 2010
Born April 1, 1937, in Truckee, CA, the town she would call home her entire life, Mary Ann and#8220;MAand#8221; Haswell passed away quietly in her home on June 20, 2010, after an extended illness. The daughter of Elden and Ola Tonini, she was raised in the and#8220;Old Tonini Houseand#8221; on West River Street in Truckee.
Along with her numerous wonderful friends, she will be forever missed by her husband, Fred, of 48 years, her two loving sons, Rob and Russ, and daughter- in- law, Kimberly Haswell. Mary Ann had extra special feelings in her heart for her four grandchildren, Anthony, Riley, Kennedy, an Martin Haswell.
Mary Ann graduated from Truckee High School in 1955, and earned a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Nevada, Reno, in 1959. A passionate, lifelong sports and outdoors enthusiast, she was a four-year member of the University Ski Team and was also a Class A racer on the Western Ski Racing Circuit.
After graduating from UNR, Mary Ann taught high school P.E. for two years in Longmont, CO, and then continued teaching at Truckee High School until she retired to raise her children. Mary Ann learned to ski at the historic Hilltop Ski Run in Truckee and was an avid golfer, earning three club championships at the Ponderosa Golf Course. She also was club champion at Northstar and was Nevada State Net Champion in 1995.
Friends, family and acquaintances are invited to attend a and#8220;celebration of lifeand#8221; Memorial barbecue for Mary Ann being held at the Lower River Barbecue area by the Truckee River at Regional Park (10500 Brockway) in Truckee on Sunday, July 25, from 1 to 5 p.m. The park is located below the and#8220;Saltyand#8221; Gebhardt Amphitheater, and the family asks that you bring your memories, your favorite and#8220;MAand#8221; story, or just bring yourself.