Mary H. Beeler

September 12, 1934March 31, 2021

Mary H. Beeler, age 86, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 with her devoted family by her side. A native of Wichita, Kansas, Mary was born to Jose and Juanita (Briseño) Ruiz on September 12, 1934. An adventure of a lifetime was soon to begin when she met the love of her life during a USO dance. This hometown girl had no idea what she was in for when she married a soldier stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. Her journey began with her loving husband Ed as they traveled to duty stations that included: Alaska, Alabama, Indiana, New York, California, Arizona, New Jersey, Germany and finally settled in El Paso, Texas with their six children. Their marriage of 68 years was filled with the joys of family, travel and civic contributions. Mary was adored by all who knew her; she was very gracious and had a smile that would light up your heart. She will be remembered for her kindness, generosity and love of life. She was very active in the St. Rafael Parish and St. Michael’s Chapel for several decades. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and visited homebound members of the parish and area nursing homes. Some of her community involvement included Girl Scout Leader, Retrouvaille Marriage Facilitator – along with her husband. As a food kitchen volunteer she cooked and delivered dozens of holiday turkeys. She was active in the Fort Bliss Officer and Civilian Spouse Association. Mary especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends sharing her smile and jokes - but most importantly, her compassion for everyone she met. She was also an avid bowler and won several trophies. Her selfless service to our nation as a career military officer spouse, and mother of veterans from three service branches, have left an indelible contribution to the fabric of our nation. Mary will be lovingly remembered by her children Ernest (Maria) Beeler of San Antonio, Texas; Linda (Roger) Hartwig of Grand Ledge, Michigan; Michael (Nina) Beeler of El Paso, Texas; Anthony Beeler of San Antonio, Texas; Louis (Karen) Beeler of Charlotte, North Carolina; and 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren; sister Eva (Fidel) Rodriquez of Wichita, Kansas and brother Ralph (Eleanor) Ruiz of Wichita, Kansas. She will also be affectionately remembered by numerous nieces and nephews, and extended family and dear friends. Mary was preceded in death by her devoted husband Ed Beeler; parents Jose and Juanita Ruiz (Briseño); brother Arthur (Mary) Ruiz; son Edward Beeler. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., with a Vigil at 7:00 p.m. at Funeraria del Angel Central, 3839 Montana Avenue, El Paso, Texas. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. Private Burial will be at Fort Bliss National Cemetery - we regret that due to current circumstances, attendance will be limited to immediate family only. To help us celebrate her life please visit: While there, please add your own favorite stories and memories for everyone to enjoy. Donations are welcome to the El Paso County Master Gardener Association at or the St. Rafael Parish endowment fund at


  • Jose Ruiz, Father (deceased)
  • Juanita Briseño Ruiz, Mother (deceased)
  • Ed M. Beeler, Husband (deceased)
  • Ernest Beeler (Maria Beeler), Son
  • Linda Hartwig (Roger Hartwig), Daughter
  • Michael Beeler (Nina Beeler), Son
  • Anthony Beeler, Son
  • Louis Beeler (Karen Beeler), Son
  • Eva Rodriquez (Fidel Rodriquez), Sister
  • Ralph Ruiz (Eleanor Ruiz), Brother
  • She also leaves to cherish her memory 13 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, extended family and dear friends.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021

  • Vigil

    Tuesday, April 13, 2021


  • Scripture Service

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021



Mary H. Beeler

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Sonia Provedora

April 13, 2021

Recuerdo con cariño a Mary cuando llegaba y me saludaba algunas veces sonriendo,o por la Ventana.Al irme a casa ,yo le decia See you later y Ella me respondia: allergator .
Disfrutaba ver si jardin.
Sus plants.Que descanse en Paz Mary

Eva Provider

April 13, 2021

I worked for Mary for almost 2 years enough time to be very close to her. We enjoyed our time together, games, guessing songs, memories. We laughed we cried we had a wonderful time.
Mary :time to celebrate In Heaven with Mr Bee . Canta Canta !!!y hola hola !!! As Mr Bee would've said.

Charles Uro

April 13, 2021

Mary Beeler was the kindest gentlest peaceful woman I have ever met and I loved all her jokes and riddles, she was a great woman.

Carmen Garcia

April 12, 2021

Good Afternoon to the family of Mary : It was a blessing thing of God for the meeting of Mary and her family, And also the beautiful moments I spend with Mary. I still remember her beautiful smile and many more loving memories. I hope in God he has her in her Holy Glory.

By : Carmen García

Gregory Wayne

April 12, 2021

As owners of Mac's Restaurant we enjoyed taking care of Ed and Mary and we will sorely miss them. They're are very few customers who have their own dish named after them but Ed was one of the few! the Ed's Special consisted of Blackened Cod and Cabbage over Rice.
Of course Ed's was spicy and Mary's was mild.

From the Mac's family our deepest condolences and long live the
Ed's Special!

Sylvia Pope

April 9, 2021

I cherish the memories of the many times Mary and Ed (my brother) visited my family. Mary always displayed an infectious smile and whit along with kindness, graciousness and a willingness to help in any way she could. She was a joy to be around.

May the wonderful times you shared with her help comfort you in the days ahead. You are in my prayers.

Sylvia Beeler Pope

Mike & Sandy Castillo - El Paso, Texas

April 9, 2021

Last time I talked to her was when we gathered to say goodbye to Dave who was lost a decade ago. Before his service, I recall feeling a gentle touch, then turning around and seeing her with characteristic beaming smile in greeting. “Mary!” I said, and off we went into conversation that at one point led to her telling Sandy, my wife, that she “saw these guys grow up,” meaning Lou, Dave, and me. I’m grateful to have that memory, so clearly in mind’s eye, as well as all the Christmas times at casa Beeler’s where I was always so touched to be invited to play and sing in the company of such a warm, happy family. To my friend of 40 years, and all of you feeling the pain of such great loss - Mi corazón duele contigo; Paz y Fuerza para ti, y la familia Beeler.

Richard Doss

April 8, 2021

Mary was always a wonderful mom to me when I would come to visit. I have such great memories of the Beeler family.I will miss the jokes and smiles and great food when I would come over after school. May the Lord comfort all of you during this time. Love and blessings to all
Richard and Pamela Doss

Johnnella Pope Munnerlyn

April 7, 2021

Mrs. Mary and Mr Edward were such a beautiful couple
My prayers are for the strength of the family
I'm Sylvia and John Pope niece

Cheryl Bartlett

April 6, 2021

I never met Mary but her generosity of spirit and love of community, as well as her humorous take on what I suspect to be everything, live on in her daughter who is my friend. My condolences to Linda and her family.