Mary Duggar - Updated Dec 2023

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Gentry, Arkansas

Mary Duggar

Mary Duggar was a real estate broker and television personality. Mary Duggar is known as the wife of Jimmy Duggar.

Early Life

Mary Louise Lester was born on May 26, 1941, in Gentry, Arkansas. Her sun sign was Cancer and was an American. Thus, she belongs to Caucasian descent.  She spent her childhood in Farmington, Arkansas, USA. She was born to her father Vol Lester and her mother Dixie Lester. Moreover, the information about her siblings is not known yet. Similarly, she graduated with her bachelor’s degree. But, Mary’s educational background is not revealed yet.


On June 9, 2019, she passed away suddenly. Additionally, the reason for her death was an accidental drowning. Likewise, she fell into the pool and was unconscious. Later, on June 17, 2019, she was buried.

Mary Duggar – Net Worth 2023

Mary Duggar was a successful real estate broker and a television personality. Thus, she was widely popular among the people. And, she had earned a huge amount of money. The estimated net worth of Mary Duggar is 500k US dollars. Undoubtedly, Mary had lived a lavish lifestyle. Whereas, her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren are living a lavish life.


Mary Duggar made an appearance in the reality show 19 Kids and Counting. Additionally, she was also featured in the spin-off show called Counting On. Additionally, Mary is also a real state broker. But, her son Jim is a politician, television personality, and real estate, agent. Thus, Jim is a licensed realtor. Likewise, he also owns several commercial properties in his local area as an investor.

Later, Jim served in the Arkansas House of Representatives for District 6 from 1999 to 2002. Thus, it also included part of northern Washington County. Later, he became the vice-chair of the House Corrections and Criminal Law Subcommittee.  Also, he participated in the committees on Insurance and Commerce and Judiciary.

Mary Duggar

Caption: The poster of 19 kids and counting. Source( Daily Mail)

In late 2002, rather than seeking reelection to the state House. He ran unsuccessfully for the United States Senate in the Republican primary election. Hence, he was defeated by incumbent Senator Tim Hutchinson. And, he received the lopsided vote of 71,576 to 20,546. He unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination, in 2006.

Thus, it was for the District 35 seat in the Arkansas State Senate. Unfortunately, he lost to his opponent, Bill Pritchard, by two hundred votes. Jim is known for the reality series, 19 Kids and Counting, which aired from 2008 to 2015. He was a Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives, from 1999-2002. People are still waiting for Duggars to appear on Television again.

Personal Life

Previously, Mary Duggar was married to Terry Jordan and they have a daughter named Amy Rachelle. In November 1960, she married Jimmy Lee Duggar. Together they are blessed with 2 children. On July 8, 1962, they were blessed with daughter Deanna L. And, she gave birth to James Robert on July 18, 1965.

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Caption: Mary with her family members. Source(Instagram)

Additionally, she has 21 grandchildren. And, Jimmy passed away on February 9, 2009, and she became a widow in 2009. Also, she has 12 great-grandchildren. She was a huge fan of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep. Mary’s dream destination was to visit Paris. She loved reading books and cooking food. Thus, she loved eating Italian cuisine.

Mary Duggar has not been part of any rumors or controversies. Of course, she was in the limelight. But, she managed to maintain her personal and professional life. Thus, both her husband and she stood out in conflicts. Similarly, her son Jim is also completely out of rumors and controversies.

Body Measurements

Mary Duggar was very beautiful and pretty. She stood 5 feet 6 inches tall (168cm/ 1.68m). And, she weighed around 64kg (135 lbs). Additionally, her body measurement was 38-34-40 inches respectively. She worked a shoe size of 6 UK and a bra of 36 B. Likewise, she has dark brown hair color and blue eyes color.

Mary Duggar – Social Media

Mary is not active on any social media accounts. According to the sources, she was never active on social media platforms. But, there is a family Instagram account.