1918 - Born in rural Hotwells, Texas, on the 12th of May.
1963 - She retired, intending to write a book to assist women in business.
1938 - 1952 - She rose at Stanley to unit manager.
1952 - She moved from her job at Stanley Home Products to a similar sales slot at World Gift Company.
1963 - She founded her own company, originally named "Beauty by Mary Kay," a venture based primarily on a special skin care cream to which she had purchased the manufacturing rights.
1963 - Her second husband had died, only weeks after her company was established.
1980 - She became involved in cancer research through fund raising after her husband, Mel, died of cancer.
1981 - She published a carefully laundered autobiography.
1984 - She wrote Mary Kay on People Management, a volume that expanded on the now-familiar God-and-family theory of business success for women.
1987 - She became the chairman emeritus of Mary Kay Inc.
1993 - She was honored with the dedication of the Mary Kay Ash Center for Cancer Immunotherapy Research at St. Paul Medical Center in Dallas.
1996 - New foundation was started to research cancers which have historically affected women, the foundation was named the Mary Kay Ash Charitable Foundation.
2001 - Died on the 22th of November.
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