UW Faculty Auxiliary

April 9, 2020

Mahin (Mimi) Wagar in Memoriam

We learned yesterday that our Past President Mahin (Mimi) Wagar passed away gently last Friday, March 13, 2020.  We are saddened at this news and remember her as the gentlest of ladies in our midst who could make anyone feel good.

Getting to know Mimi was a blessing that few could resist. We all admired the wonderful leader of this great circle of friendship, the UWFA, as she always put it.  Mimi’s way of drawing you in and making you feel like you were the most important person in the room surely had something to do with it.  Her wonderful flowery speech was like a warm blanket wrapped around you. She always made you feel so special.

In Mimi all the beauty and gentleness of the exquisite, ornate, and flowing designs of the Farsi script and calligraphy of Ancient Persia were manifest and she was a Persian gift to us, one that disarmed us with kindness and whose gentle embrace we will miss so much.  We treasure Mimi’s memory.  She led the UWFA as President in 1991, and served our group in so many ways with devotion, grace, and charm.

We will let you know when we learn about a memorial service for her.  Her long-time friend, Carol Hol, will write a more detailed article about Mimi for the next newsletter.  In the meantime, we send our heartfelt condolences to Mimi’s husband, Alan Wagar, and to her entire family.  They and we have all lost a very wonderful woman, one who will be sorely missed.



Dagmar Shannon and Nancy Kenagy

UWFA Co-Presidents