OBITUARY

Mary Lynda Sanders

October 16, 1946April 19, 2021
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Mary Lynda, 74, was called home by her Heavenly Father on April 19th, 2021, at her residence in Uhland, TX. Mary Lynda was the eldest child of 5, 2 girls and 3 boys and was born on October 16th, 1946 in Pearsall, TX and raised on the family ranch in Dilley, TX.

She attended Dilley ISD through her entire education, where after graduating high school in 1965, she attended 2 years of college at Southwest Texas State in Uvalde, TX. Her career began as a teacher’s aide for Dilley ISD for 2 years, before meeting her future husband, Allan Ray Sanders and moving to Austin, TX. In 1969, she began her 33 1/2 year career at the Industrial Accident Board, now TWCC, starting in Austin, then in Dallas for 7 years and returning back to Austin, where she retired in 2002. Being a devout Catholic, she started attending St. Ignatius Catholic Church in 1993, where she became a Catholic Daughter in 1994, served on the Pastoral Council, was part of Small Christian Communities, as well as working at the food pantry from 2002-2012. After her husband retired, they fulfilled their dreams of traveling throughout the country. Mary Lynda loved traveling, gardening and football season, where she cheered on her beloved Dallas Cowboys, as well as watching cooking shows, but most of all she loved spending time with her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Charles Lynn Carroll, Sr. and Marjorie Marie (Neal) Carroll, her brothers, Charles Lynn Carroll, Jr. and Robert Andrew Carroll (Jerry) and her great granddaughter Olivia Grace Rodriguez.

Mary Lynda is survived by her husband of almost 50 years, Allan Ray Sanders; daughter, Jessica Rodriguez Leyendecker (Leonard); grandson, Ruben Allan Rodriguez (Marisol); step-grandsons, Justin Leyendecker (Alicia), Todd Leyendecker (Abbie); numerous step-great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Kay Moeller (James); brother, Mike Carroll; as well as her nieces, nephews and numerous cousins.

Flowers/plants are welcome, but donations to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dilley, TX is encouraged as well.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles Lynn Carrol Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Marjorie Marie (Neal) Carroll, Mother (deceased)
  • Charles Lynn Carroll Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Robert 'Jerry' Andrew Carroll, Brother (deceased)
  • Olivia Grace Rodriguez, Great Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Allan Ray Sanders, Husband
  • Jessica Rodriguez Leyendecker (Leonard), Daughter
  • Ruben Allan Rodriguez (Marisol), Grandson
  • Justin Leyendecker (Alicia), Step-Grandson
  • Todd Leyendecker (Abbie), Step-Grandson
  • Virginia Kay Moeller (James), Sister
  • Mike Carroll, Brother
  • Mary Lynda Sanders also leaves numerous step-great-grandchildren, as well asnieces,nephews, and numerous cousins to cherish her memory.
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

  • Recitation of the Holy Rosary

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021

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  • Funeral Mass

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021

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  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

  • Interment

    Saturday, May 15, 2021

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Melanie M

April 27, 2021

Lynda was a 2nd mom to me growing up with Jessica. She always had me laughing with her jokes and fun loving spirit. I loved her giggle and beautiful spirit. She will forever be missed and loved. May she Rest In Peace. 🙏 ❤️

Jannette Mountzouris

April 25, 2021

Many special memories of working with Mary at the Industrial Accident Board/Texas Workers Compensation Commission for 30 years. She had a heart of gold as she walked the extra mile to help injured workers with their claims. Her diligence was appreciated by many over the years.

She was a very pleasant coworker. Rest in peace, Mary.

Jannette Mountzouris

Brenda Grossie

April 24, 2021

Lynda.

You have left shoes no one can fill.

I remember going out to the ranch and was never a guest, just one of the kids.

Your smile and presence would light up the room the minute you walked in. No one was allowed to have a bad day around you.

Your service to God, your family and friends have been an example for all of us to emulate.

I know that when God met you at the gates of Heaven, after His hug, His “job well done my child” brought that smile out for all there to see and for the family that went before to see your beacon of love.

We will indeed miss you but you have left us with chores to do. Bring God and joy to the lives of those around us.

Love you and will miss you dear friend.

Jim Shaw

April 24, 2021

I was fortunate to be a Dilley Texas classmate of Lynda’s during grades 1 thru 9. My parent’s 1962 move to Devine and travels thru the late 80s finally sent me back to Austin. Unexpectedly, I received a call from Lynda and Al inviting me to their Super Bowl party...a great pleasure, fun, et. all. Clare and I remained reunited friends with Lynda and Al ever since. Lynda’s tireless efforts towards Class of 65 reunions will always be appreciated. Moreover, the posted family photographs enhanced the memories of one of the finest persons I have ever known. Best wishes to the family members and my fellow Dilley, Texas classmates !

Ann Harley/Sugden

April 24, 2021

I first met LC (for Lynda Carroll) in 1966 at Uvalde , Texas. We roomed together at college and became best friends. We've remained friends all these years, even though I moved to Minnesota after school. She was always in the best of spirits and was always a blast to be with! She would lighten up any group of people. Everyone at school loved her sense of humor and her outgoing personality. I visited her several times in Texas, and she and Al have visited me in Minnesota . I only wish we could have gotten together more times. We called each other and stayed in touch by email, so she always kept me updated about her family. We had such great adventures during our college years, and I am so lucky to have known her for 55 years. The world needs more people like LC. We will miss her.

Linda Morrison

April 23, 2021

Over the years I was pleased to meet Lynda and family a Kay and James' family events. She was always smiling and had something nice to talk about. I feel blessed to have known her and see how she loved the Lord and her family.

Monica Franklin Ramos

April 23, 2021

Will always remember Coach Lynda with the years of Chief cheerleading in my youth. Her smile, voice, and giggle will always be remembered. Praying for Jessica and the rest of the family during this hard time. Peace and faith be with you. ♥️

Duve Rodriguez

April 22, 2021

I met Mary Lynn at St. Ignatius, I was from Cotulla she was from Dilley and I knew her cousins from Cotulla. A friendship developed. May she Rest In Peace . My condolences to all of her family.

Maria Linda Tufino

April 22, 2021

Lynda was a beautiful person inside and out. She basically was the one that made sure our Class of '65 (Dilley HS) would have reunions on a somewhat regular basis. Lynda always had a smile and she always had this radiance about her. Lynda and I had something in common, our name -- Mary Lynda and Maria Linda; our fathers also worked together - Texas Hwy Dept. Please know Lynda will be sorely missed and never forgotten. May the peace, comfort, and strength of our Lord, Jesus Christ, be with you as you walk through the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy, Maria Linda Pérez Tufiño.

Thyra Jorgensen-Griswold

April 22, 2021

Lynda & I started 1st grade together. Our friendship continued until she was called to Heaven. Lynda was vivacious, funny, caring , helpful & a friend you would treasure. She was a Christian who was strong in her faith. A loving wife to Al & a loving mother to Jess. I will miss you my sweet friend.

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