Amarillo philanthropist Mary Ware dies; founder of museum art alliance

Amarillo philanthropist Mary Ware water-skied and snorkeled until she was 75 and played tennis for another 10 years after that; she died of natural causes Tuesday at age 89. The first Queen of Amarillo High School in 1939, Ware was a generous donor to many Amarillo institutions, and served as a board member of the Amarillo Symphony Guild and the Amarillo Art Center as well as the starting the Amarillo Museum of Art’s Art Alliance.

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