Mimi Deeths Memorial Scholarship
The Mimi Deeths Memorial Scholarship was established in March 2004 at Cal State, Bakersfield to honor Mary Catherine “Mimi” Deeths. Mimi’s life was defined by her devotion to her family, her concern for others, the burdens and rewards imposed by her cancer, and her ability to still find time to nurture her faith, write and lead a full personal life. She never sought the spot light –and never put herself above others. Mimi was born in Oak Park, Illinois on June 25, 1949. She married in 1970 and raised four children. During her illness she touched many with her quiet courage, undaunting faith, unending hope and abounding love. She leaves behind a tremendous legacy of faith, courage and hope.