Mary Alice Bergman

April 29, 1934January 21, 2023
Obituary of Mary Alice Bergman
Mary Alice Bergman Mary Alice Askew “Grandma” Bergman went to be with Jesus on Saturday, January 21, 2023. She died like she lived, peacefully, surrounded by family. She was 88. Mary Alice was the absolute best Wife, Mom, Grandma, and friend to everyone in her life. So full of life, she was always on the go playing Bridge with her friends, volunteering with her church, on the lake with her family or spending time at the ranch. She will be deeply missed. It was hard seeing her trying to recover from her surgery as she was only sick maybe a handful of times in her entire life. We all love her so much and she will be deeply missed. We are glad she is at peace and in the arms of her maker in Heaven. A Memorial Service will be held at First Baptist Church of Athens on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at 10 am, officiated by Reverend Kyle Henderson. A graveside service will be held at Sparkman Hillcrest in Dallas for family on Sunday, January 29, 2023. Mary Alice Bergman was born April 29, 1934, in Dallas, Texas to Ronald Bates Roorbach and Nora Alice Gustavus Roorbach. She attended Bradfield Elementary School, Highland Park Junior High and Highland Park High School graduating in 1952. She attended Southern Methodist University and was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. She married Gary Garrison Askew on June 2, 1953, and they had four children: Ronald Garrison Askew, Kenneth Garrison Askew, Suzanne Askew Adams and Scott Garrison Askew. Gary preceded her in death December 28, 1977. Mary Alice enjoyed a 20-year career teaching at Little Folks Day School at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. She loved teaching young children and her fellow teachers, and her life was closely focused on walking with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Her faith was paramount in her daily focus and throughout her life. Her many friends and family shared her love of the Lord. On October 28, 1980, she married Gerald Dwight Bergman. They retired to their lake house in Athens, Texas the summer of 1988. There they enjoyed many years of entertaining family and friends. In 2009, they moved into the town of Athens, Texas. They were long time members of First Baptist Church in Athens. Mary Alice is survived by her beloved sister Sally Ann Stephenson, and her four children Ron and Ginger Askew, Kenneth Askew, Suzanne and Andy Adams, and Scott and Tina Askew and two stepdaughters Mark and Sarah Wiebe and Cary and Laurie Bartsch. She has 21 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Mary Alice loved and was loved, always looking for a way to encourage, support and love all who she met and knew. She was “Grandma” to so many kids, in her family and others. We love you Grandma, and we miss you so much already. We will see you soon! “She is worth far more than rubies.” Proverbs 31:10 Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Bergman family.

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