Our beautiful Wife, Mom, Grandma, and Sister, Mary Elizabeth Demny, became an angel in heaven on Saturday, March 5, 2022. She was 71 years young. Mary is survived by her best friend and lifelong partner, Howard, their three beautiful daughters—Sandy, Sharon, and Suzy, and nine precious grandchildren.
Born and raised in Klein, Texas, Mary found the love of her life at the young age of 18. Not many people experience a relationship as enriched with love and trust as Mary and Howard enjoyed. Fifty-two years later, their bond is as strong as the day they first met.
Mary was a brilliant mind who continually endeavored to learn. After raising three wonderful girls and spending 11 years working in the insurance industry, she decided to go to college. The old adage “it's never too late to go to school” surely applied to Mary’s zest for self-improvement. She not only went to college, but she graduated from Sam Houston State University with both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Education. Her passion for helping children motivated her to be an educator, and she spent 19 successful years inspiring them to achieve their dreams.
When Mary wasn’t busy being a supporting wife, raising three kids, or working and obtaining advanced degrees, she found time for numerous hobbies: quilting, knitting, gardening, reading, traveling, taking walks and hiking, watching movies, cooking, baking—the list goes on and on. While writing this obituary we joked that it would be easier to list the hobbies she wasn’t interested in. There is literally nothing Mary couldn’t do and do well.
Those blessed to be a part of Mary’s life know that she would not want us to mourn her passing. Instead, she would want us to spend more time with our families, to smile more, and to deeply love and care for each other. She would remind us to celebrate the simple things in life: to read a book, to visit a museum, or to take a walk outside with your best friend. Mary cherished these things. So, the next time you are out taking a walk and you see the bright blue sky, the colorful trees, and the beautiful flowers, remember that Mary will always be with you
Visitation with the family will be from 5-6 p.m., Thursday, March 10, 2022 at Blair-Stubbs Funeral Home; Rosary will follow at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 11, 2022 at St. Mary's Catholic Church with Father Pius T. Mathew, officiating.