Ann Maguire

Born November 17, 1930
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Ann Thompson Maguire passed away on January 3, 2013 following a beautiful and full life. Ann was born to Blaine and Lyndell Thompson in Galveston, Texas on November 17, 1930. She lived most of her life in Dallas, Texas graduating from Highland Park High School and Southern Methodist University. Her generous spirit touched the lives of many and brought strength and love to anyone who knew her. She was a proud member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and past chair of the Crystal Charity Ball of Dallas. She opened her beautiful home to countless parties and fundraisers offering joy to many. She was a member of the St. Michaels Episcopal Church and was known for her deeply held spiritual faith and the courage of her convictions. She is survived by her loving husband and partner, Mr. Cary Maguire to whom she was happily married for 52 wonderful years. Ann was extremely supportive of her husband’s interests and pursuits including the Maguire Center for Ethics at SMU, the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU, the Maguire Center for Ethics in Financial Services at the American College in Philadelphia, and the Ann and Cary Maguire Chair in Ethics and American History at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.. Her life partner Cary adored her and depended greatly on her strength and love. Cary was fond of celebrating success with a tribute to his wife, such as when he named a major South Texas Oil Field discovered on the date of their son’s birth, being the “Ann Mag” field in South Texas where they are still drilling 50 years later. Ann is also survived by her loving children, Cary McIlwaine Maguire Jr., Melinda Maguire Down, and Blainey Maguire Hess. She was an exceptional mother to her three children, guiding them each step of their lives with profound wisdom and strength. Her son, Camm, holds a doctorate degree in physics from Princeton, following his studies in chemistry and music at Stanford. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Rhonda, and two children, Alianna and Thomas. Ann’s daughter Melinda holds her doctorate in clinical psychology and lives in San Antonio with her husband Martin and their two children, Aston and Payton. Blainey holds a master’s degree in business from the University of Texas at Austin and lives in Dallas with her husband, Marshall, and their two children, Christopher and Katherine. Blainey works with Cary at Maguire Oil Company. She will additionally be fondly remembered by Kathy Bracamontes, Robert Pimentel, Yalvicie Vasquez, Cathy Lopez, and Maria Renteria who provide continuous support for the Maguires in their beautiful home. Ann was the “glue” of her family, offering a solid foundation and continuous guidepost. She was a stranger to no one and a loving friend to all. Her elegance would light up a room and fill others with joy and laughter. Always gracious, she rarely thought of her own needs and continually expressed concern for the needs of others. Her strength and determination was evidenced throughout her life and served as a rock and role model for her family. Dedicated, supportive, vivacious…Ann embodied fierce loyalty to others and a love of life. Her passing leaves her family and friends with an enormous loss. A Memorial Service to celebrate Ann’s life will be on Saturday at 2:00pm at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church with a reception following at Brookhollow Country Club. Memorial contributions in Ann’s name are welcomed at the Maguire Center for Ethics at SMU.


  • Memorial Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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Connie Garrett

January 11, 2013

My prayers are with Mr. Cary Maguire.

I will remember their humor together as I visited their home to attend to Mr. M's tailoring needs from Neiman Marcus. He insisted Ann be there to oversee. I will miss her.

January 9, 2013

Wow - what a wonderful woman. I am sorry we never met her and our prayers are with you as your family mourns such a great loss.
The Clark Family

Joel Polum

January 8, 2013

She inspired; and will continue to do so ... someone long ago said it better than I might hope to:

"Exhaust the little moment.

Soon it dies.

And be it gash or gold;

It will not come again in this identical guise."

-Gwendolyn Brooks

Susan and Bill Janes

January 7, 2013

Melinda- We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Mother.I know she will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her.
What a fantastic person so was!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of your family during this difficult time and the days to come.

Laura Alpert

January 6, 2013

I am sorry to hear of the loss to the world of such a wonderful life. Her spirit will live on in those of us who were touched by her. My deepest sympathy to all of the Maguires.

Launa Huffines

January 5, 2013

We will miss Ann's heart-filled love and bright intuitive mind. What a blessing she leaves us through her children and grandchildren who share these beautiful qualities.

We grew up together as happy cousins who loved learning from each other.

Barbara Atkeson

January 5, 2013

Godmother Ann filled my life with love and inspiration. She has no equal in generosity. All my love to Cary, Camm, Melinda and Blainey.

Ronald Williamson

January 4, 2013

My deep sympathies to Ann's devoted husband, Cary, her three children and their families who are a shining legacy of her long, remarkable journey.

Steve Bayless

January 4, 2013

What a wonderful, gracious lady. She will be missed by many, including our orchestra members who were fortunate to provide music in their home.