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Mary Clay Simms

September 24, 1926July 3, 2019
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After visiting with family, Mary Clay Simms passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 3, 2019, 4:11 a.m. at the age of 92.

She was a proud, fourth generation, native Houstonian of Houston, Texas.

A 1943 graduate of Incarnate Word Academy, she worked summers during World War II for National Instrument as a Prism Inspector. Following high school graduation, she studied Accounting and Business Law at South Texas College. She was also an alumnus of Our Lady of the Lake College in San Antonio, Texas. From 1944 until retirement, she worked as Treasurer, Vice President and Director of Hahn & Clay, a family-owned corporation.

She is survived by her son, Donald Edward Simms and his wife, Deborah McCown, of Houston and Flynn, Texas as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

The family thanks Dr. Angela Sheppard, MD of the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Texas and Dr. Donald Maloney, MD as well as the staff of DaVita PDS South Dialysis Center for their professionalism and loving care of Mary over the many years of her life.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Monday, July 8, 2019 with a Rosary beginning at 7:00 pm, at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 4525 Bissonnet St., Bellaire, TX. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1505 Kane St., Houston, TX 77007. Rite of Committal will follow at Glenwood Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Rosary Service Monday, July 8, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 9, 2019
  • Rite of Committal Tuesday, July 9, 2019

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Celia Clay

July 11, 2019

Aunt Mary was such a big part of my life and now is such a source of cherished memories! She was generous, tremendously kind and intelligent in her patient caring of myself and my siblings over the years; especially following my dad's passing. She was an excellent "fisher-woman" too! I always marvelled that she could catch a flounder with a rod and reel! Donnie & Debbie know of my prayers for each of you & your family upon her passing both now & over the coming year!

Carol Kurtz-Campbell

July 8, 2019

My condolences to the family.
My dad,Leroy Kurtz worked many years with the Clay family. I do remember Mary from occasions through those many years.
Sincerest sympathy for you all.

Antoinette Perry

July 7, 2019

You and another girl was our base ball coach at Saint Joseph school on Kane and HOuston AVe

Laura Clay

July 7, 2019

Aunt Mary was special!! :-) She always had a smile and kind word for everyone and was such a JOY to be around. She will be dearly missed and I am sure she is rejoicing in Heaven with her family and friends!!!!---We love you Aunt Mary---Laura and BJ and Ron Lockwood

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