Thursday, October 21, 2021

In Memory of Mary Clinton

The Faculty and Staff at Blue Ridge School District would like to pay respect to Mary Clinton and her family. The former employee, and a member of the Blue Ridge family, passed away on Sun

Photo Credit: Mary Clinton

day, September 26th, 2021. She had been battling illness and sadly lost the fight over the weekend.

During her 12 years spent at Blue Ridge High School, she was active in many roles such as, serving as a substitute teacher, a teacher’s aide, a secretary to the guidance counselors, an Administrative Assistant in the High School office, an Athletic Director, and a Transportation Director. The most recent position she had held was secretary to the Transportation Director. In that position, she dealt directly with the bus drivers and contractors.

Ribbon From Mary Holgate 

After hearing about her passing, the bus drivers for Blue Ridge School District were heart broken to lose a close friend and co-worker. To honor Mary Clinton, and let the school know that they were mourning her passing, black ribbons were tied to the front of the buses to show respect and love to everyone that knew her and especially to her family. Driver of bus 6, Mary Holgate, said that “She was the master key to our fleet of buses, and drivers, and all the students we transport. She had always been a click on the radio, call, or email away from anything we might have needed. She often popped out in the afternoons just to see how we were all doing. We are all going to miss her very much.”

School Bus Ribbons by Jennifer Parsons

Mrs. Paula Finn stated, “I am not sure how long Mary worked here but I met her in 2013 when she was the guidance secretary.  She was extremely helpful and good at her job.  She loved interacting with the students and they had a great fondness for her.  She was kind, funny, and engaging.  She loved being a part of the Blue Ridge Community.  During the last several years, she was working in the transportation department and as Scott Summer’s administrative assistant.  She will be missed by many.”

From the Blue Ridge family we send our sincerest condolences to Mary’s family and friends.

(l-r) Mary Clinton and Wanda Harris

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