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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 07:58 PM
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Houston DUer merci_me
... passed away last Wednesday. I knew her as Mary, a devoted Democratic activist from so far back that she tap-danced as a young girl at an Ohio political rally for Harry Truman. She was on a first-name basis with General Wesley Clark. She worked on campaigns too numerous to count in Houston, Harris County, and Texas; Chris Bell, Bob Gammage, and Jim Henley just to name a few that I remember.

We last chatted in person at the Texas Democratic Party convention in Corpus this past July. I will greatly miss her grace, wit, and charm.

Her family's visitation will take place Monday, January 24, at Forest Park Westheimer, 12800 Westheimer Rd (just west of Dairy-Ashford), from 7-9 p.m. and her service will be Tuesday, January 25 at 10 a.m. at FPW. Interment will be in Lima, OH.

If you have a remembrance or a condolence to share for her husband Jim and her children and grandchildren, please post it and I will print this out for them.
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-21-11 10:39 PM
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1. She will be missed
I knew her too. Lovely woman. Big heart. My condolences to Jim and all of Mary's family. I hope they find comfort during this hard time.

Godspeed Mary and may you dance with Barbara, Molly, Ann and Lady Bird Johnson in the big Democratic convention in the sky.
:grouphug:
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Lisa0825 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 05:16 PM
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2. She introduced me to DU.
She and I met on a soap discussion group over 10 years ago. I posted a message there about her passing, and most of the comments are about how she was always reaching out to others who were going through health problems or who had a personal loss to deal with.

Her husband Jim is a very good man too. My thoughts are with him and the whole family. :grouphug:
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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 10:06 AM
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3. Mary's obit and guestbook
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sonias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-24-11 11:26 AM
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4. Thanks PDittie
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-11 09:07 AM
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5. I am so sorry to hear about this.
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Horse with no Name Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 05:24 PM
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6. Ahhh so sorry to hear this
My sympathies to her family and friends.
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white cloud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-02-11 07:40 PM
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7. Prayers sent
And For all the good words from her friends
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