Longtime Mammoth residents retiring to Idaho
After three decades in Mammoth, Mary and Thom Heller are bidding farewell to the Eastern Sierra.
Mary, a longtime Nurse Practitioner at Mammoth Hospital, retired in January.
Thom Heller’s last day as Mammoth’s Fire Marshal will be May 21.
The couple, which has been married 39 years and raised two children here, is moving to Victor, Idaho.
Mary says she and Thom chose Victor in part, because “Town’s grown a little too much for me.”
The couple met in Salt Lake City through mutual friends … at a bar, so they couldn’t blame the 3.2% beer for their mutual attraction!
Both, ironically, grew up on the east coast, some 60 miles apart; Thom in Long Island and Mary in New Jersey.
At the time, Thom was working for the Utah State Fire Crew, having finished college with a degree in range hydrology. Quite simply, he always wanted to be a snow ranger.
Meanwhile, Mary was working as a registered nurse at the University of Utah Medical Center.