Mary Ann Waddell

July 8, 1953April 22, 2021

Mary Ann Waddell of Lubbock, Texas passed away Thursday, April 22, at the age of 67.

She was born in Sweetwater, Texas on July 8, 1953, daughter to Werner and Mildred Fritsch, both deceased. She graduated from Cooper High School in Abilene, Texas, and received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Texas Woman’s University in 1975.

In her long career, she worked as a Registered Nurse at Abilene Regional Hospital, as an Occupational Health Nurse for Texas instruments in Abilene, Texas for 15 years, and as a Medical Case Manager for Texas Mutual Insurance Company in Lubbock, Texas for 25 years.

Mary Ann married Ernest (Buddy) Waddell in Abilene, Texas November 29, 1985.

She is survived by her husband; and a sister, Ginger Manchessian and her husband Rex of Wichita, Kansas.

Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday, April 26, 2021 at Resthaven Funeral Home.

A second visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Elliott-Hamil Funeral home in Abilene, Texas.

Graveside Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at Elmwood Memorial Park. Services will be livestreamed please click the, "join livestream" link below ten minutes before service to view services.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021



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Evelyn Hughes

April 28, 2021

Lloyd Ray and I want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers..

Cathy Henderson

April 27, 2021

I had the privilege of working with Mary Ann for several years at Texas Mutual. She was such a bubbly lady and always in a good mood. We laughed many times about her interest in tool belts. I will miss her.

Nancy Terpening

April 27, 2021

Friends for 50 years! No matter how long we went without seeing everyone, we bonded together like it was just yesterday. And the laughing -til our tummies hurt. Such a special person to me. My dear friend you will be missed!

Bubba Klostermann

April 27, 2021

Buddy, I am so sorry to read about Mary Ann. Our paths crossed many years ago when she worked at TI in Abilene and again at a continuing education course in Lubbock several years ago. She put smiles on our faces and made work fun. I had the utmost respect for her and it was a privilege to have had the chance to know her and work with her. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Sally Goldsmith

April 26, 2021

Buddy, We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for strength and peace in the days ahead.

Paula Sherrill

April 25, 2021

I have known Mary Ann through my TI years and my TMI years. She could make me laugh so hard. This earthly life will be a little less happy because such a bright light has passed passed from it, but what a happy place Heaven will be! Know I thinking of you Buddy

Toby Davis

April 25, 2021

Buddy, I was so sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. I remember her with fondest memories and think of her often.

Best wishes.

Kathryn Plybon

April 24, 2021

This morning I got my cup of coffee and got out my photo album from the TWU years to relive some of the times I shared with a special group of friends. I laughed when I saw one of Mary Ann with her hair pulled upon the top of her head wrapped around 3 orange juice cans! Had to have that hair straight! Looked at pictures when we got our pink uniforms and a small angled strip on our caps and then ones of the full stripe to show we were " senior" student nurses. We had wonderful memories from our time there and even more when we started getting back together in 2002. I treasure that Mary Ann was my friend. My deepest condolences to you Buddy.

Daniel Acosta

April 24, 2021

Buddy...I'm deeply saddened at Mary Ann's passing.

My thoughts and prayers of comfort as well as strength are with you.

God Bless.