Mary Barker Marquez

July 11, 1923December 29, 2018

Our beloved mother, Mary Barker Marquez, age 95, passed away on December 29, 2018, in Dallas, Texas. Mary was born, along with her twin sister Martha, in San Antonio, Texas on July 11, 1923 and was one of nine children to Carter and Carmen Barker.

Mary spent her youth between San Antonio and Mexico City due to her father’s work travel in the mining industry. After marrying her husband, Julio Marquez, and settling in Mexico City, she had her three children, Letticia Zucha who is married to Patrick, Richard Marquez who is married to Denise, and Yolanda “Marcela” McCormick who is married to Jim. Mary remained in Mexico City until the death of her husband in 1963, after which she returned to San Antonio with her children.

Mary devoted her life to raising and providing for her children, working for over 20 years for the San Antonio Catholic Diocese. After her retirement she moved to Dallas to be closer to her growing family. The matriarch of her family, she was a proud and doting grandmother to seven and great-grandmother (lovingly known as “Gigi”) to eight.

In addition to spending time with her family, Mary was an integral member of the Carrollton Senior Center. She enjoyed spending time with her siblings and friends playing card games.

Mary was preceded in death by her mother and father, husband, and siblings Helen Garcia, Gus Meade, Antonio Meade, Daniel Meade, twin Martha Marks, Charles Meade and Yolanda Barker.

Mary leaves behind her children and sister Alice Leitza, all of whom she cherished and spoke to daily. She also leaves behind grandchildren Lauren Loupot and husband Jason, Korena Garcia and husband James, Annalisa McKinney and husband Matt, Adrianne Marquez and fiancé Michael Dunham, Jordan McCormick and wife Mellina, Paul Marquez and wife Christina, and Christina Pollard and husband Brandon. She adored her great-grandchildren Parker, Juliana, Charlee, Lauren Catherine, Blakely, Isabelle, Carmen and Haddie. Her extended family include the daughters of Denise Marquez, Bethany Budz and Jordan Crase, and numerous loving relatives.

Mary was a beloved grandmother figure to many. She was respected for her strength and independence and lived a life of dignity and love. Mary’s passing is a great loss to her family but all know that she will be forever be in their hearts.

Mary’s family appreciates your prayers, love and support. Sincere thanks is given to Patty Serrano for her loving care, and Dr. Burbano for his many years of service.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be given to Faith Presbyterian Hospice at in memory of Mary Marquez.

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” -1 Corinthians 13:13

Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 10:00am. Calvary Hill Main Mausoleum (North Chapel) 3235 Lambardy Ln. Dallas, TX 75220 214 357-5754

The family of Mary Marquez would like to thank everyone for their love and support and ask that you join in a reception celebrating her life following the service at the residence of Jim and Yolanda McCormick.


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, January 12, 2019
  • Inurnment Saturday, January 12, 2019

Mary Barker Marquez

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Elizabeth Ibarra

January 11, 2019

I always remember her sharing stories about my mom and her siblings when they were growing up. She always had the sweetest voice and I loved to listen to her. I also remember she also had the softest hands. She will be truly missed.❤

Julie & Carmine Nittolo

January 11, 2019

Mary a most beautiful Lady inside and out.

Our pleasure to know you. You will be missed.

mary daly

January 10, 2019

this is mary that work for Dr. Burbano. I will miss mary she was very good to me. I tried my best to make sure she had her medicine for many years.may she rest in piece.

Lauren Loupot

January 9, 2019

Miss you, Grandma Mary. Love you forever.

Gina Welty Dr Burbano office

January 8, 2019

We are going miss you sweet lady. You have been a patient for long time and always so nice and sweet to us. I have worked with Dr Burbano for 18yrs so I'm truly going miss you coming to the office. Rest in peace

Richard Marquez

January 7, 2019

Love you mom. We miss you. Richard and Denise.