Mary Elizabeth Hammerly, age 63 of Orange, Texas, went to join her husband, Virgil, in heaven on Friday, September 24, 2021. A memorial service to honor Mary will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 14, 2021 at First Baptist Church of Deweyville with Rev. Damon Bickham officiating. Family and friends will gather one hour prior to the service for a visitation.
Mary was born on December 21st 1957 in Mermentau, Louisiana to Vincent and Laura Guidry. She was a graduate of Lutcher Stark high school in 1977, the same year she married her best friend and the love of her life, and they were happily married for 42 years. They built a loving life and home together in Mauriceville, TX. Most of her life was spent as devoted housewife and loving mother. She started working later in life and retired from Delta Downs Casino.
Mary was a creative person and you could usually find her behind her desk making something beautiful to give to friends or family. She enjoyed crocheting, making clay figurines, holiday decor and sewing. Mary’s passion was genealogy. She has spent years researching family trees and digging far into the past to learn as much as she could, about where our ancestors came from and who they were.
There was nothing like her devotion to her family. Her love for her husband, children and grandchildren was like no other. She was a kind hearted woman with a sarcastic sense of humor. She didn't hide her feelings and would tell you her opinion point blank. She enjoyed traveling the western United States to visit national parks with her husband and children when they were younger. The mountains of Colorado was their favorite place to go and camping in the woods by a stream was always on the too list. Per her wishes Mary will be cremated. Mary and Virgil’s ashes will be spread of the mountains of Colorado.
Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband Virgil I. Hammerly, Jr., her parents Vincent and Laura Guidry, in laws Virgil and Effie Hammerly, Sr., a brother Scott Guidry, nephews Micah Hammerly and Cody Pierce.
Those left to cherish her memories and miss her infectious laugh are her children Jennifer Rash and her husband Thomas, Jeremiah Hammerly, Jessica Hammerly and Justin Hammerly, grandchildren; Isaac Maldonado, Mylie Evans and Peyton Evans and Liliana Rash, her brothers, Don and wife Linda Guidry, Larry Guidry and Tony Guidry, her sisters, Linda Garrett, Stella Skweir, Tessie LeBlanc and her husband Lindsey, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins as well as many adoring friends.
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