Mary Lundby

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: senator serving as a member of the Iowa State Senate since 1995 who became the first and only woman to serve as party floor leader in the state Legislature representing the 18th District as a Republican, who was known for working across party lines and putting the people above politics while working on several committees despite her three-year battle with terminal cervical cancer.

 

 

Cause of Death: Cervical cancer

 

Born: February 2, 1948

 

Died: January 17, 2009

 

Location: Cedar Rapids, Iowa