Mary Ruth Hirsch
August 20, 1926 - November 7, 2019
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Malloy & Son Funeral Home
3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Friday 12/20, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Malloy & Son Funeral Home
3028 Broadway
Galveston, TX 77550
Friday 12/20, 11:30 am

Mary Ruth Hurst Hirsch was born August 20, 1926 to Calvin and Lucinda Caroline (Brinkley) Hurst in Hiwassee, Virginia, a small rural town in the southern VA Blue Ridge Mountains. She grew up as a farm girl on the banks of the New River without the comforts of indoor plumbing and electricity. After graduating from…

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Christina Best left a message on December 20, 2019:
Mary was a mentor to all the new golfers. She was always so kind and helpful , and she had such a pretty smile. Mary taught me how to get out of the rough. Of course, I shouldn’t have been there in the first place, but she told me what to do. I think of her every time I end up there which is pretty often. I am sure she is in heaven with Mary Garza and they are probably playing a round of golf. Mary will remain in our hearts and she will be missed. May she rest in peace.
John R Hinze left a message on December 20, 2019:
Jeff, Nancy and families: It is with great sorrow that we cannot be with to celebrate the life of our beloved Aunt Mary Ruth. Please know that she is and will always be held in our hearts with great love and admiration. No description can describe the feelings of great loss we all feel for you and your families. Dennis, John, Nora, Rebecca and Joe, Naomi's kids...
Elizabeth Cook left a message on December 17, 2019:
In George H. W. Bush's inaugural address, he called for a "kinder, gentler nation." There could not have been a more kind and gentle person than Mary Hirsch. Our country is so divisive at the moment, the planet is in turmoil, yet this world is a better place because Mary Hirsch was in it. I know that I am a better person for having known and loved Mary. I will hold her in my heart forever.
Linda Raby left a message on December 17, 2019:
She was my precious friend. It is impossible to put into one paragraph the memories of 30 years but we did not waste time. On a good week we played golf four days and Mary went on to play Bridge when we were not on the course. She was incredibly intelligent and had the ability to see people for all of their good qualities. People from all ages around Galveston County held her in high regard and were so proud to call her friend. She is missed.
Donna Ashworth left a message on December 17, 2019:
I had the pleasure of working with Mary at St Mary's hospital back in the early 90's until they closed. She was a very sweet lady and a great nurse. Rest in paradise. ♥️♥️♥️
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Barry and RoseAnne Cook left a message on December 16, 2019:
Dear Mary, It was our pleasure to meet you during your visits to Traverse City at John and Nancy’s house.I enjoyed our conversations about your childhood in Virginia where my Dad also grew up! We Loved our time with you last summer when we took our Granddaughter over to enjoy some of that delicious Moomers Ice Cream on the deck with you, John and Nancy! May you Rest In Peace in Gods Heavenly Home.
Linda Shomin left a message on December 13, 2019:
Mary, I enjoyed every scrabble game with you when you visited your daughter, Nancy, in Traverse City, Michigan. I looked forward to those visits even though I knew you would have no mercy and beat me every time! However, your kindness and sweet smile and attitude were irresistible! You were patient with me and I will always remember how you loved to use those "two letter" words from the Scrabble dictionary. We spent many hours at Nancy's dining room table giggling at some of the attempts to create words to fit. You will be so missed.....thank you for allowing me to be part of your life. May you rest in peace, dear Mary. Love you, Linda P.S. I challenge you and my mother to a scrabble game when I get to Heaven so we will see who is the real champion!
Nancy Goodfellow left a message on December 8, 2019:
My sincere condolences to all the family of Mary Ruth. Having grown up, myself, in Pulaski, VA.....I remember her well. My grandmother, Phoebe Brinkley Nelson, was a sister to her mother and I recall many family visits in early years. May she be blessed in peace and you with loving memories of her. Nancy Goodfellow in Roanoke, VA
BYRON CADELL MCPEAK left a message on December 7, 2019:
TO THE FAMILY OF MARY RUTH HURST HIRSCH THIS IS BYRON CADELL MCPEAK, HER BELOVED NEPHEW WHOES FIRST MEMORY OF AUNT MARY WAS WHEN I WAS 3 YEARS OLD. SHE BOUGHT ME A GREAT BIG TEDDY BEAR FOR CHRISTMAS. HER HUGS AND KISSES' OVER ALL THOSE LONG YEARS "SHALL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN". MY SINCERE CONDOLENCE TO HER SON JEFFRY, HER DAUGHTER NANCY AND ALL THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN. YOUR MOTHER SHALL BE GREATLY MISSED BUT WILL BE REMEMBERED BY ME UNTIL I JOIN HER SOMEDAY AND ALL OUR PEOPLE. I LOVE YOU ALL SO MUCH. BYRON C. MCPEAK, PO BOX 825 PULASKI VA. 24301
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