Harrell Funeral Home of Austin
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AUSTIN TX 78745
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With great sorrow and bittersweet gratitude, the family of Mary Geis, 83, of Austin Texas, announce the sudden passing of their beloved "Grandma" on February 22, 2023. Mary lived a long, fulfilled life and will be greatly missed by her family and... Read More
With great sorrow and bittersweet gratitude, the family of Mary Geis, 83, of Austin Texas, announce the sudden passing of their beloved "Grandma" on February 22, 2023. Mary lived a long, fulfilled life and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Mary moved to Austin, Texas from Liverpool, England early in her adult life. In 1964, she married the late, John Geis (Jack), whom she met at the Bergstrom Air Force Base golf course. They spent many years stationed in France during the early years of their marriage, until moving back to Texas with their 3 kids. In 2011, Mary lost the love of her life, yet remained a steadfast mother, grandmother and friend, and provided all the love, comfort, humor, stability and occasional sassiness that one could ask for.
Mary worked in the field of education, spending most of her career in the Dean's office at Crockett High School, along with spending some time in the special education department at The Mary Lee Foundation. After retiring from the school district, Mary's time was spent with her numerous hobbies including golfing, reading romance novels, watching Hallmark Christmas movies year-round, watching football, caring for all the neighborhood animals, spending time with her family, and indulging in her 5pm Heineken (and not a minute earlier!). Mary was so proud of her grandchildren and was quick to pull out her phone and show pictures of them to anyone and everyone.
Mary was predeceased by her husband Jack, and her daughter Nadine. She is survived by her son Steve, daughter Kim and son-in-law David; her grandchildren Michelle, Justin, Sarah, Kelsey, Kailey and Austin; and great-grandchildren Hunter, Lindsay, Madison, Cole, Brandon, Payton, Ainsley and Payton Lynn.
Mary was adamant about celebrating life and always spreading joy. In place of traditional services, a Celebration of Life will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the ASPCA (https://www.aspca.org/) or the American Heart Association (https://www.heart.org/donate), both organizations of which Mary felt very passionate about.
All who were blessed to know Mary, know that she was always punctual, often times, an hour or so early. Per usual, she ensured that her final descent Home was much sooner than expected. Mary would not want anyone to feel sorrow in this time of loss, rather, remember all the good memories spent together, and know that she is slow dancing in the kitchen of Heaven with her beloved Jack.
More information on the Celebration of Life ceremony to follow at a later date.
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