OBITUARY

Mary Evelyn Guenther

January 8, 1939November 17, 2021
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Mary Evelyn Cooper Guenther was born on January 8, 1939 in Pensacola, Florida. She was the second of four children born to Curtis and Annie Mae Cooper. Mary grew up in and around the water and sunshine and continued a lifelong love of all things outdoors. Mary attended Pensacola schools and assumed she’d always live in Florida.

Enter a handsome Naval photographer named Robert D. Guenther, and a fateful double date. Mary and Robert fell in love and married on November 16, 1956, after Mary graduated from Pensacola High School in May of 1956. The newlyweds settled in to married life, and their first child, Bobby, was born in Pensacola.

When Robert was discharged in 1959, he moved the little family to Baytown, and went to work. A favorite family story is that Mary cried all the way to Baytown, but she completely embraced her new home, and their second child, Roger, was born in 1960. Mary became a great boy mom, supporting Bobby and Roger in all of their sports and activities.

She went to work at Goose Creek CISD and quickly became a beloved employee. Mary was known to bring in home baked goodies, and to always have a smile and an upbeat attitude. She loved spoiling her grandkids, cruising and traveling with Robert, and staying active in church and in the community.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and by her sisters Carolyn Locke and Sue Howard. She is survived by her brother, Curtis Cooper, Jr. Her beloved husband Robert departed this life on June 13, 2021, and will greet his sweet Mary at the Pearly Gates. Although Mary’s dementia cruelly took so many memories from her, it could not steal the love she had for Robert, her children, her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her legacy of love lives on in these grateful surviving family members: son, Bob and his wife, Christi; son Roger and his wife, Fabiana; grandson Travis and his wife, Lauren Guenther; granddaughter Kendall and her husband, Cameron Brooks; grandson Tyler Guenther; granddaughter, Emily Guenther; and great-grandchildren Ryan and Audrey Guenther.

Memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, November 22, 2021, at Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church, 3700 North, TX-146, Baytown, Texas 77521 with a reception to follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Cedar Bayou Grace Methodist Church using the link below:

https://cedarbayougrace.churchcenter.com/giving/to/mary-guenther-memorial

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, November 22, 2021

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RICH BYRNES

November 24, 2021

Roger and family,
All our condolences for your loss -- your mom's story is of a great contribution to our community and a life well lived.
Rich and family

Margaret Crawford

November 20, 2021

Bobby and Roger, I am so sorry to hear this news. I have so many memories of sitting in front yards on North Circle, Little League, etc. Mary was a wonderful neighbor and will be sorely missed by so many.

Bettie B. Jones

November 19, 2021

Dear Guenther Friend,
Mary was such a sweet precious lady. Always had a smile on her face and loved her dearly. We were in the Baytown Aggie Moms Club together and enjoyed her outgoing time with her. So sorry for your loss and prayers for strength and peace during this time. 🙏. 👍. 🙏.

Richard Guenther

November 19, 2021

It was my prevelege to introduce Mary to my brother Bobby and I enjoyed our relationship through the many years and I was proud to have been of them when they set me up with the girl that became my beautiful wife in Pensacola also a good friend of Mary’s I know Robert is waiting for Mary at the peally gates. Miss you both.

Patsy Porter

November 19, 2021

Dear Guenther Family, I am so sorry that dear Mary has passed away. Mary, Robert, Rudy and I were couple friends for many years and Mary and I had many years with GCCISD. So many wonderful
memories. I know that Robert was at the Gates of Heaven to welcome his Sweet Mary. Together again, this time forever.
Vaya Con Dios my precious friend, Mary--I miss you. Love and Sympathy, Patsy Porter

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