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Mary Travers

Born: 1936-11-09 - Died: 2009-09-16
Cause of Death:
Complications from chemotherapy

Death Summary: Mary Travers was diagnosed with leukemia in 2005. She died from complications from chemotherapy on September 16, 2009 at the age of 72.

Who was Mary Travers : Travers was a singer-songwriter who is best known for being the "Mary" out of the folk group "Peter, Paul and Mary.

The groups first album came out in 1962 and featured one of their classic songs, If I Had a Hammer and Lemon Tree. That same year the group won Grammys for best performance by a vocal group as well as best folk recording.

After the group broke up in 1970 Travers released five albums of her own.
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  1. chris lundin Says:

    I met Peter Paul and Mary in Clearwater Fl after their concert at Ruth Eckard Hall a few years ago. I cut our vacation short and drove almost straight threw to get there, knowing I was going to be able to go to their “meet and greet” after the concert.(a perc of having a daughter who was in marketing for R.E.Hall.) Something I will always remember. All three of them were the most pleaseant and patient performers I had ever met, truly a “class act”! Mary was noticibly in pain w/ her arm but a trooper still!God Bless Her always. To her family and many friends, you truly have an Angel looking down you.

  2. John W Dudley Says:

    Dear Friend:
    May I please express my deepest sympathy for your family.
    When death separates family members, such great loss can result in deep sorrow. Abraham wept over the death of his beloved wife, Sarah. (Genesis 23:2) Even the perfect man Jesus “gave way to tears” when his friend Lazarus died. (John 11:35) So it is natural to experience sadness when death claims someone you love. However, Christians know that there will be a resurrection. (Acts 24:15)
    Think what it would mean to see a time when death would be no more! Never would you have to go to a cemetery and mourn the loss of someone you loved. Never would you experience the heartache of looking at a marker that tells where your loved one is lying in the ground beneath your feet. Instead, your loved ones would always be with you in the land of the living. That such a time will come is not empty imagination. It will be a reality as surely as the sun rises every morning. It is a dependable promise, given by the only One capable of fulfilling it.
    Jehovah is eager to bestow blessings. We have every reason to place complete confidence in the promises of Jehovah, “the God of truth.”—Psalm 31:5.

    May Jehovah bless your family with peace.
    John W Dudley

  3. Barbara Says:

    Oh my God..I just found out about Mary online. Why don’t these good people ever get on the news when we lose them? We heard about Susan Atkins. It was plastered all over the news broadcast. Whatever. Mary you will be missed immensely.

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  5. Amanda Says:

    mary lived in my home town!!!!!

  6. Amanda Says:

    She lived literally 3 minutes away

  7. monty Says:

    The world has truley lost a class act.Thank you for the wonderfull music. Her voice will live on in her many recordings and in our hearts….God Bless

  8. timothy herring Says:

    real sadwhen i heard mary passed away i alwayswanted to meet her i loved her voice

  9. Bruce Watts Says:

    I have always loved her from a young age I was so sad to hear of her passing, God bless you Mary and thanks for the memories.

  10. jamy Says:

    angels have a new voice

  11. Jan Hackett Says:

    I remember peter paul and mary from the 60s Thanks for your music

  12. Steve Dunn Says:

    I grew up with Peter, Paul and Mary. I fondly remember playing their songs and singing with my friends. Great memories from life changing songs. My deepest sympathies to her family and friends. I lost my wife to Leukemia treatments in 2008 so I understand the pain this disease creates in our lives. May God bless you and your family and most of all, thank you Mary for sharing your life and music with all of us!

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  14. David and Rhonda Robinson Says:

    When I was 2 years old i was taken to a Peter Paul and Mary concert in Florida my folks have a picture of Mary holding me backstage .

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