OBITUARY

Mary Margaret Weiman

November 18, 1958October 28, 2018
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Mary Weiman died on October 28 after a two-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Steve; her step-daughter, Lesley Weiman; her brother, Joe Barnes; countless friends; and untold others whom she touched with her kindness. Born to a military family, Mary spent her childhood at Air Force bases round the United States and in Europe. She graduated from McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Alabama in 1976. In the early 1980s, Mary moved to Houston, where she earned a degree at the University of Houston and worked for many years in the natural gas industry. When she married Steve in 1997, Mary entered into a union that began in love, thrived on love, and, last Sunday, ended with Steve holding Mary’s hand as she left this earth. For the last twenty years, Mary dedicated her time to dog rescue, helping to find new families and new lives for hundreds of unwanted Italian greyhounds and dachshunds. She always kept her own home full of dogs and, in her final illness, was comforted by Abby, Adam, and Sarah.

Mary had an astonishing capacity for joy. She was clever, funny and left a trail of laughter wherever she went. Mary loved trips with Steve to their house in Santa Fe where many friends came to visit. She enjoyed a glass of champagne with her friends and fussing about her dogs. She relished holding holiday dinners where the only thing more marvelous than the food was the conversation. She loved to joke with strangers she met on the street or in a checkout line. She reveled in talking about everything and nothing. Mary was, in short, glorious good company. But, above all, Mary was a generous soul who always found the time for a friend in distress or a pet that needed rescue. She was a bright, vivid creature. Everyone who knew Mary felt more alive for having met her.

Mary, a Roman Catholic, died in the faith into which she was born. A visitation will be held on Friday, November 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 PM with a Rosary recited at 7:00 PM at Earthman Bellaire Funeral Home, 4525 Bissonnet, Bellaire, TX. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, November 3rd at 10:30 AM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, TX. The Rite of Committal will follow at Glenwood Cemetery 2525 Washington Ave.

There will a reception at the Weiman home after the burial. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Weiman Wiener Fund at Dachshund Rescue of Houston (DROH), at www.droh.org

  • FAMILY

  • Ray H. Barnes, Father
  • Kathleen Parsons Barnes, Mother
  • Steve Weiman, Husband
  • Lesley Weiman, Step-daughter
  • Joe Barnes, Brother
  • countless friends; and untold others whom she touched with her kindness.
    She always kept her own home full of dogs and, in her final illness, was comforted by Abby, Adam, and Sarah.

Services

  • Visitation Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Rosary Service Friday, November 2, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, November 3, 2018
  • Rite of Committal Saturday, November 3, 2018
REMEMBERING

Mary Margaret Weiman

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Patricia Faber Erwin

November 4, 2018

The service, the internment and reception were all perfect remembrances of Mary. From the priest talking about dog limits in West U, the flowers that Mary loved (and the champagne), Dewey singing Amazing Grace at the graveside, we all had a chance to grieve together and start to heal from her loss. You and Joe did so well by her.

Frank and Lillian Rotella

November 3, 2018

Steve, please accept our condolences. We met Mary only once but in that short meeting she left us with a wonderful memory of the love that she had for you.
Wish you the best with all the good memories that she left behind for you to remember.
Love, Frank and Lil

Suzanne Caillouet

November 3, 2018

The last time I spoke with Mary was in August of this year. My rescue had been contacted about a Dachshund that had been found. The dog wasn't one of ours, so I called Mary to see if he might be a DRoH (Dachshund Rescue of Houston) dog. Sure enough he was, and Mary stopped what she was doing to go pick up the little guy and return him to his adopter. She didn't let on, and I had no idea at the time, how sick she must have been. In September, when I heard about DRoH's Mary Weiman Wiener Fund, my heart sank. I texted Mary expressing my concern. She replied that she was home after spending 7 days in the hospital and that her pups "were good medicine". Mary was one of a kind - a sweet, caring, selfless gift to this world.

Audrey Maqks

November 2, 2018

Steve, Joe, Sarah, Adam and Abigail
What a wonderful life Mary had with Steve and all the people who loved her. The very first time I met Mary I felt like I had known her all my life. She was a joy to be around. The life she shared with you Steve is what fairy tales are made of, so much love was in your home. When ever she spoke of her brother Joe it was with admiration and love. When ever I was around Mary the world was a better place. I often worried about how crushed and sad she would be when the time came for her to let go of Sarah, Adam or Abigail, but that never happened. For years we would share stories about the antics of our beloved dachshunds. She lovingly referred to Sarah as a Daddy's girl, Abby was the huntress and Adorable Adam was her pride and joy. My heart breaks for you Steve. Your life with Mary was full of so much love.

Janice Hall

November 1, 2018

Steve,
Charlie and I have talked about you guys over the years and have even thought about reaching out to reconnect with you and ur beautiful, fun, loving Mary for so long. I hope you remember us, I did business with your company for many years, and when we got together, we shared laughter, our love for dogs and God. We lost touch over the years but still you guys are in our thoughts. Our hearts are now so broken to hear that Mary is gone. Please know we both are so very sad. MARY, what a blessing she was to all that knew her. I feel so gratefull to have been a very very small part of her life and to have shared her laughter and love of animals. Steve, Mary is with her Lord and Savior which should give you peace and please know that so many people are loving and thinking about you. Grateful for knowing you guys. Janice and Charlie Hall.

Lisa Shay

November 1, 2018

Our lives are brighter for having known Mary, and her light continues to inspire. Deepest sympathies to Steve and family.

Brinda Maxwell

November 1, 2018

It's heartbreaking to say goodbye to Mary. I've met so many good people through dog rescue but Mary will always stand out as being full of laughter, love and kindness.

Ruth Quayle

October 31, 2018

My overriding memory of Mary will always be the smile and all encompassing hug with which you were always greeted. Her love of life and everything in it shone through that smile and the world always seemed brighter because of it. We moved 5000 miles away, just before Mary became ill, but thanks to the delights of the internet we remained in regular contact. I'm so sorry I will be unable to be there for one last good bye. Rest in peace Mary, I'm sure you will already be surrounded by the many dogs that were waiting for you. Love to Steve and all her four legged babies too. I remember telling her she would never be able to let Adam go when he first arrived, she just smiled!

Emily Boedeker

October 31, 2018

Last Fall I brought my foster over to Mary and Steve's house for a quick dog sitting and, in addition to that a photo shoot for my foster. When mom and I returned to pick up the foster (had a dr appt with Mom) Mary was sitting in the front lawn with the camera in her hand and treats, making her "eee eee" sounds to get his attention.

She always made the fur-babies feel and look like a million bucks. But I will tell you, she had the same impact on my life and even more so on others. A true blessing to have called her our friend. Think of you, Steve, and ya'lls family. She is one of a kind, and will fur-ever be a positive impact on my life.

Cathy Gunka (Stutler)

October 31, 2018

Steve and family,

My heart aches along with you for the loss of Mary. She was truly beautiful both inside and out and leaves a tremendous void. I know her from DRoH and we are all so heartbroken. The thing that makes me smile is visualizing the amazing reunion going on in Heaven with all the people and dogs she’s impacted in her life celebrating her arrival. May you lean on your faith, family and friends. God bless.