Mary Lou Gross
April 18, 1941 – March 9, 2019
It's with great sadness that the family of Mary Lou Gross announces her passing on March 9, 2019, at the age of 77 years. Mary Lou will be lovingly remembered by her precious family that meant the world to her.
The daughter of Claude and Lucille Booe, she was born in Munday, Texas on April 18, 1941. She married Howard Gross, the love of her life, on March 6, 1959 in Seymour, Texas. They moved to Stamford, Texas in 1964 where they lived and raised their two sons. Mary Lou worked as a teller at First National Bank in Stamford where she and Howard were very involved in their community. After raising their children, they moved to Kerrville and then to Abilene in 1991. While in Abilene, Mary Lou worked at Corley-Wetsel Freightliner for many years as a devoted employee. Howard preceded her in death in 2001 after being married for 42 wonderful years.
She and Howard were avid bridge players belonging to the Fort Phantom Bridge Unit where she held various officer positions. They both became ACBL Life Master Bridge players, and bridge was one of her many outstanding accomplishments. She recently achieved the Silver Life Master status. She enjoyed reading and working in her yard, but anyone who knew her would agree that her family was her greatest accomplishment.
She is survived by son Tim Gross and wife, Laurie of Texarkana, AR; son Ty Gross and wife Susan of Round Rock, Texas; grandson Matt Gross and wife Courtney; granddaughter Leslie Baker and husband Ryan; grandsons Bryan Gross and Adam Gross; great grandchildren Allie Baker, Austin Baker, Weston Gross and Hannah Gross; brother MM Booe and sister Ruby Roberts.
Visitation will be held from 6:00PM to 7:30PM at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 5701 Hwy 277 South, in Abilene, Texas on Tuesday, March 12. The funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 13, at Beltway Park Church, 4009 Beltway South, Abilene 79606, at 2:00 PM with burial to follow at Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories.
You may sign the online guestbook at www.elliotthamilfuneralhomes.com
- She is survived by son Tim Gross and wife, Laurie of Texarkana, AR; son Ty Gross and wife Susan of Round Rock, Texas; grandson Matt Gross and wife Courtney; granddaughter Leslie Baker and husband Ryan; grandsons Bryan Gross and Adam Gross; great grandchildren Allie Baker, Austin Baker, Weston Gross and Hannah Gross; brother MM Booe and sister Ruby Roberts.
- Visitation Tuesday, March 12, 2019
- Funeral Service Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Mary Lou Gross
March 12, 2019
So many loving memories of Mary Lou. I will always treasure our friendship and the happy times we shared. She will be greatly missed.
My deepest sympathy to her family and loved ones.
March 12, 2019
When I first heard her name, Mary Lou, I was reminded of the country song, "Hello, Mary Lou." She was
instrumental in getting me back into bridge in Abilene. She was a very good teacher of bridge, and we had
much fun pursuing the card game. Along with her many abilities was her genuine smile and personality. Kind
and gracious to everyone, myself included, she has left a lasting impression on the people who were lucky
enough to pass her way.
MAY THE ROAD RISE TO MEET YOU, THE WIND BE ALWAYS AT YOUR BACK, THE SUN SHINE WARM
UPON YOUR FACE, THE RAINS FALL SOFTLY ON YOUR FIELDS, AND UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN, MAY GOD
HOLD YOU IN THE PALM OF HIS HAND.