Mary Temperance Hilliard

June 14, 1954 - January 22, 2021
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Mary Temperance Hilliard died peacefully at home on Friday the 22nd of January 2021, in Galveston Texas surrounded by family and friends. She was born Monday, June 14, 1954 in Houston, Texas.  She was the daughter of Henry Townsend (“Bill”) and Lydia Caffery Hilliard.  She attended Vanderbilt and Stephen F. Austin Universities and graduated inContinue Reading

Candy Porter left a message on May 17, 2021:
I was so very sorry to find out about Mary’s passing! We have been friends for over 50 years! Rip Mary
Candy Porter left a message on May 16, 2021:
I am so sorry to learn of Mary’s passing. We have been friends since she was in Nacogdoches in College! We talked on occasions and she will truly be missed ! I would love for someone to contact me . [email protected]
Bruce MacAllister left a message on March 14, 2021:
My condolences to the family. I was saddened to hear of Mary's passing. She and I worked together as wranglers in New Mexico. I have many fond memories of Mary -- her sense of adventure and her warm spirit. I remember a time when several of us wranglers went to a local rodeo. On a dare two of us signed up to ride a bull. Mary was ready to try riding one of those 2,000 lb. beast too, but when she and another female wrangler tried to register, the rodeo officials wouldn't let them because they were "girls." I bet, she would have stayed on the full 8 seconds! (I didn't!!) I am glad that our lives crossed paths! My sympathies to the family!
Elizabeth Swift Copeland left a message on March 7, 2021:
To the family of Mary Hilliard, 'Just wanted you to know how much I will miss Mary's presence at Pirate's Cove in Galveston. Mary and I were neighbors for over 30 years, and I have fond memories of Mary's kindness to people and dogs. Mary always looked out for our dogs and home the way a good neighbor does. Blessings and grace to your family during this difficult time. Rest in Peace, Mary. Elizabeth Swift Copeland
Lauren Colbert-Rush left a message on February 17, 2021:
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Lauren Colbert-Rush left a message on February 17, 2021:
Sweet Mary. I am so grateful I got to know you and Annie. I wish I could give you one more hug. Thank you for all your kindness and friendship. You were my only friend I made when I lived in Galveston and it meant so much to me. Hopefully I'll be able to make it to the memorial service, but I care you in my heart. I will never forget our evenings on the beach, drinking some beers, and sharing stories. Thank you for trusting me and letting me in. Love you forever Mary.
Michelle Hoogendam Cash left a message on February 3, 2021:
Susan, I was so sorry to hear about the loss of your sister. I believe I met her at your parents’ house many year ago. Condolences to you and your family. Michelle
Michelle Hoogendam Cash left a message on January 30, 2021:
Susan, I saw this notice in the paper and want to express my condolences for the loss of your sister. I believe I met your sister once at your parents’ home many years ago. I hope you are well. In sympathy, your pi phi big sister, Michelle
Cheryl Black left a message on January 30, 2021:
I am deeply sorry for your loss. I met Mary in the 1990's when we both worked at Jackalope in Santa Fe. I have fond memories of the road trip to Houston in her cute little BMW with her dog Blue, also times eating green chili at Horsemans Haven cafe. She loved her N.M. green chili.l loved her special place in her heart for animals. I will miss her. Cheryl Black, Santa Fe NM
Vic left a message on January 29, 2021:
My dear ex-wife Mary was as good as Jesus with dogs and was ok with horses. Even though we moved on (She was a cowgirl who liked the Oilers and Ronald Regan while this Indian's still a fan of the Packers and Jimmy Carter.), she and Lydia stayed close to her New Mexico family and Mary even learned how to eat chilE, with a few cold Lone Steers to keep it Texan. We'll all miss her and love her. I'm sorry for your loss Bonnie.
Hank T Hilliard left a message on January 28, 2021:
Mary was the keeper of family memorabilia. Throughout her house are items from her parents. Photos, keepsakes and furniture. She couldn't bear to see it anywhere else. She maintained her museum at Pirates Cove on Galveston.
Willie Bryant left a message on January 28, 2021:
Rest in peace my dear sister. You are absent from this world, but will never be absent from my heart. I love you and am going to miss you tremendously but I know that God called you home to end all your suffering and pain. To the family - stay strong, I know your pain. Willie
CARLA MCDONALD left a message on January 28, 2021:
So sorry to hear of Mary's passing. I have not seen her in a few years, but remember her humor and zest for life.
Beverly Cunningham Shaeffer left a message on January 28, 2021:
I was so saddened to see Mary in the obituaries this morning. I have so so many wonderful memories of our times together in river oaks elementary. Mary snd i were inseparable best friends for many years- i remember going with Mary to buy Bess ( her first horse) i remember fun summers at jamaica beach , eating mrs hilliards bacon sandwiches for breakfast and then running to the stables to clean the stalls and ride horses on the beach, we rode bikes and climbed trees together all over river oaks and i remember racing each other back to the house on ella lee to see Susan for the first time when she came home from the hospital. Mary was a very special person . I have missed her many times and tried finding her on facebook or instagram to no avail. I wish we could have reconnected and i hope one day in heaven we will. I am truly truly sorry for your loss.
Bonnie Benson Wilson left a message on January 28, 2021:
Love you always Mary! 57 Years is a long time to be friends. I’ll surely miss you! My condolences to the family.
Patti Mercer / Houston SPCA left a message on January 27, 2021:
To Mary's family and friends, I am so sad and sorry for your loss. Mary LOVED animals and we are so grateful for all she did for them. Years ago, she adopted her much beloved Annie from the Houston SPCA. I am so grateful to have known Mary. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Patti Mercer, Houston SPCA
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