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Mary Lee Black, American writer, educator. Leader 4H, Salado, 1972—1976; Member of Daughters of the United States Army (president 1964-1965), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Fort Hood Officers' Wives Club (program chairman 1970-1971, reporter, editor newsletter 1970-1971).

Background

Black, Mary Lee was born on December 2, 1935 in Brookings, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Robert Emmet and Kathryn Bonesteel Coffey.

Education

Student (honorary), University Heidelberg Dolmetcher Institute, Germany, 1964. Bachelor, Mary Hardin-Baylor University, 1976. Master of Arts, University Texas, 1983.

Career

Teacher Belton (Texas) Indiana School District, 1980—2000, Salado (Texas) Indiana School District, 1976—1980. Music teacher, 1972—1976. Organist 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, 1967—1972.

Secretary Collins Radio, Seattle, 1959—1960, United States Air Force, 1958—1959, Turner Construction Company, Chicago, 1957—1958. Adjunct professor English as Second Language Central Texas College, 2004. Stringer Belton Journal, 1973—1976.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author, director, producer: museum play Jack in the Bean Stalk, 1983, Christmas in a Bus Station, 1985. Producer, director: (major productions) Many Moons, 1991. Ransom of Red Chief, 1992.

      Charlotte's Web, 1993. Aladdin, 1994. Once Upon a Clothesline, 1995.

      Editor, producer (puppet plays), 1995. Director: (plays) The Lesson, 1977. The Importance of Being Earnest, 1978.

      Mistress McWilliams and the Lightening, 1979. Comedy of Errors, 1980. Actor: Of Thee I Sing, 1988, Annie Get Your Gun, 1990.

Membership

Leader 4H, Salado, 1972—1976. Member of Daughters of the United States Army (president 1964-1965), Society Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Fort Hood Officers' Wives Club (program chairman 1970-1971, reporter, editor newsletter 1970-1971).

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Horseback riding, golf, reading, crossword puzzles.

Connections

Children: Katherine, Theodore, Douglas, Thomas.

father:
Robert Emmet

mother:
Kathryn Bonesteel Coffey

children:
Katherine Black

Theodore Black

Douglas Black

Thomas Black