Obituary – Mary Spence
by Covill Funeral Home
May 7, 2021
Mary L. Spence, 83, peacefully passed away May 2, 2021 at Sublette Center in Pinedale, Wyoming.
Mary Louise was born August 7, 1937 near Merna, Wyoming to Milton McKinley David and Ethel Illinois Hodson David. The family later moved over the hill to the Beaver area where Mary spent her childhood with her siblings. Many of Mary’s fondest childhood memories were of the time she spent tagging along with "Uncle Buck" Baker, particularly her attempts to ride his hunting dogs. Her education began at home and later she attended high school in Pinedale, Wyoming.
Three children were born during her marriage to Cork Lozier: Michael Robert, PatrickAllen and Delta Ann. Mary and Cork raised Hereford cattle while they owned ‘The Meyer’s Place’ on Horse Creek. After the marriage, Mary moved to Pinedale, where she worked at various guest ranches and bars, honing her sharp wit and ability to handle any situation – including dealing with the actors that came from Hollywood to film "The Legend of Earl Durand". During this time, she married Ross Alexander and their home at the Kratz house became a community hub for family and friends.
In 1974, she moved to Cody, Wyoming where she owned the Buffalo Bill Bar. She also did volunteer work at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody and forged lifetime friendships in the community.