It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved, Mary Margaret Liskin.
Mary is predeceased by her parents, Joseph Pluth and Audrey Pluth. Mary is survived by her husband, David, and her siblings, Joanne Schuler, Martin Pluth, Greg Pluth and Robin McClelland, and many nieces and nephews.
Mary was born in Nashville, Tenn., the youngest of five children. Her mother, Audrey, referred to Mary as her little Magnolia Blossom.
Mary grew up in Danville, Ill., with her beagle, Bag Ears, and her horse, Betsy. Upon graduation from Schlarman High School she attended the University of Illinois where she received her B.S. in veterinary videography, a major she created.
As an equestrian, Mary showed hunter-jumpers competitively in the Midwest. Mary demonstrated a gift for music. With her beautiful voice and talent on keyboards, she led the touring band Wish across the country. She also worked in several veterinary clinics and had a love of animals that grew with each passing year.
In 1980 Mary moved to Florida where she met her husband, David. Both were working at the Nautilus Television Network. Mary worked as an on- screen personality and a videotape editor. Soon she was hired by ABC in Orlando where her TV series, “Off the Beaten Path,” aired for many years.
In 1983 David started LMA, a production company that is still active today.
As the company prospered, they relocated to the Bay Area where LMA built its first studio. Mary was active at LMA till the couple moved to Carmel in 1994.
Mary spent the remainder of her life in the beachfront home, High Dune, overlooking a beautiful vista of the Pacific Ocean.
Her passion for animals was exemplified by the love of their three Dalmatians: Moxie, Paladin, Sky King and her rescue dog, Radar.
Mary loved to play golf as a member of Blackhawk Country Club, Monterey Peninsula Country Club, Tehama Golf Club and Big Horn Golf Club. She competed as part of the USSGA and won events at many wonderful clubs across the country. Locally she won the Ladies Club Championship at Tehama twice.
If one word could describe Mary it would be “indomitable.” She had a strong will and always was an advocate for truth and decency.
Mary was loved by many and fought a courageous battle against the disease that ultimately took her life. She was surrounded by family and friends and finally passed in her home, free from pain and sorrow. She is at peace and her spirit is eternal. We are fortunate for the time she was on this planet and Mary will always be in our hearts. She lived a full life and will always be a beacon of life to all the lives she touched.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Salinas Animal Shelter, AFRP or POMDR.
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