Benita Marie McBride

June 6, 1926 - February 9, 2014
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Benita (Bennie) Svatek McBride peacefully departed this life on Sunday, February 9th, 2014. Benita was born to Jim and Millie Svatek in Shiner, Texas in 1926. Attending nursing school at UTMB, she met and married Dan Mc Bride, and became a lifelong Galveston resident.

She worked at St. Mary’s Hospital as an OB/Gyn nurse for many years, while raising her family. She retired from nursing in 1968, to work with her husband, Dan, at the Rexall Central Drug Store in downtown Galveston, until they both retired in 1988.

Benita devoted her life to her five children, through Sacred Heart Catholic School, Galveston Catholic, Dominican, Kirwin, and O’Connell High School. Once all five graduated from college, she returned to her first love, nursing, at UTMB. Because of failing health, she left nursing at the age of 73.

She is survived by her children, Mike and Connie McBride of Fredericksburg, Susan Voigt of Galveston, Tim and Wendy McBride of Houston, Julie Dyer of Pearland, and Patty and Gary Harmon of Alvin. She has 12 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Benita’s family will receive visitors beginning at 6:00 pm, Wednesday, February 12th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home. A rosary will conclude the evening at 7:00 pm.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, February 13th, at Malloy & Son Funeral Home with Deacon John Pistone officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Catholic Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Tim Mc Bride, David Voigt, Derek Harmon, Daniel Harmon, and Sean Poteet.

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Born: June 6, 1926
Died: February 9, 2014

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Raymond Pierson posted on 11/30/-1

Sorry to hear about the passing of this great lady. She was always gracious and willing to help. Above all, she was a great Mom! Personally, I appreciated the many rides she and Mr. McBride gave me to school - especially on rainy days. I also have fond memories of being included by the McBrides on their visits to the pool at the Buccaneer Hotel. It was on one of those visits that I first learned how to swim. She will be missed, but she also leaves behind many great memories.


Derrill Naschke posted on 11/30/-1

I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She will be in my thoughts and prayers. Derrill


Lois Celli Redford posted on 11/30/-1

My thoughts and prayers are with you and all your family, Mike. May your Mom rest in peace! I am one of the Ursuline '68 grads. Hope to see you at one of our reunions in the near future. Blessings, Lois