MARY ANN WELLS was born in Grand Junction, CO April 8, 1932 to Ann McGill Beaver and Dennis
She has two children, Denise DeVries Ibañez, living in Falls Church, VA, and Kenneth DeVries of
Portland, OR, and four grandchildren.
She graduated from Olathe (CO) High School and worked for over
40 years in the printing industry as a typesetter, starting out as a Linotype operator at her father's small town
weekly newspaper in Manzanola, CO. She retired in August, 1997 from the Connection Newspaper chain in
McLean, VA and returned to Colorado, where she is making her home in Pueblo.
Mary Ann is Secretary of
Southern Colorado Photography Society, Vice President of Pueblo Art Guild and a certified Strength Training (Free Weight)
instructor at Pueblo Family YMCA.
With encouragement from her daughter Denise and son-in-law Alvaro, Mary Ann was one of four exhibiting photos, April 1997 at M.L. King Library, Washington, D.C.
and part of a family exhibit at MLK Library in December 1997, which included paintings by son, Ken
DeVries, and son-in-law, Alvaro Ibañez, poetry by daughter, Denise, and items by other family members.
Mary Ann is a frequent exhibitor of photos at Pueblo Art Guild shows. She won an Editor's Choice Award
from International Library of Photography (1998) with a photo that was published in their anthology
"Captured Memories," and another photo has been accepted for the 1999 anthology "Visions of the World."