Obit -Mary Jean Carter Sinex
April 21, 2010
Mary Jean Carter Sinex passed away at the age of 61 on Friday, April 2, 2010, at her home in Fraser surrounded by her loving family. A Memorial Service was officiated by Deacon Jim Moat on Monday April 5, 2010, at her home. Mary was born in Stillwater, Okla., on June 26, 1948, to George Eugene and Mary Juanita Carter (nee Mullins). She moved with her family to Ponca City, Okla., in 1951. After graduating from Ponca City High School in 1966, she attended the University of Oklahoma where she studied mathematics. During her time at the university, she was a member of the Alpha Chi Omega social sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta women’s honorary organization, and the university symphony. She earned her degree in accounting at the University of Houston in 1991 and became a Certified Public Accountant. Mary went on to work for Lonnie Morris CPA in Plano, Texas, and Ernst & Young in Jakarta, Indonesia. Mary met Bradford Jay Sinex Jr. at the University of Oklahoma and they married on June 21, 1969, at the First Baptist Church in Ponca City. Once married, they moved to the Denver area, where they lived for two years. Their eldest children, Amy and Bradford, were born in Anchorage, Alaska, and their youngest child, David, was born in Dallas, Texas. They raised their children in Anchorage, Houston, and Dallas. After their children were grown, Bradford’s work took them to Indonesia and China. Five years later, they retired to Colorado and built their mountain dream home in Fraser where they enjoyed the mountain lifestyle for two years. Seeking another adventure, Bradford accepted post-retirement assignments in South Africa and Tunisia where Mary continued to immerse herself in the local cultures. Mary’s illness brought them back to their home in Fraser from Tunis, Tunisia, last year. Mary is survived by her husband, Bradford Jay Sinex Jr.; daughter Amy Elizabeth Sinex of Fraser; sons Bradford Jay Sinex III and his wife Katherine Betty (nee Leicht) of New Orleans, La., and David Brian Sinex and his wife Emily Rose (nee King) of Whitby, Ontario, Canada. She is also survived by her sister Rebecca Carter of Tulsa, Oklahoma, sister and brother-in-law Stephanie and Leroy Ward of Ponca City, Oklahoma, and brother and sister-in-law John and Donna Carter of Mandeville, Louisiana. She leaves sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Dianne and Gerald Berk of Evergreen, and Sally and George Franklin of Albuquerque, N.M., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents George Eugene and Mary Juanita Carter (nee Mullins) and her in-laws, Bradford Jay and Evelyn Floyd Sinex (nee Burton) as well as two nephews. Mary was a beautiful and loving wife, mother, and sister. An intelligent and passionate woman, Mary loved to travel and boldly immersed herself in the culture of each place she was fortunate enough to visit or live. She brought those cultures to her family and friends by enthusiastically hosting them in her adopted homes, extensively researching and sharing unique local experiences, and bringing those cultures home through her culinary artistry, exquisite taste, and international style. Mary was extremely well read and developed a love of hiking, skiing, and enjoying the outdoors. She was also an accomplished musician, playing the viola with the Anchorage Symphony.She will be missed by all whose lives she touched. Memorials can be made to hospice or a charity of your choice.