OBITUARY

Mary Lillian Saiz

August 20, 1941October 17, 2020

Mary Lillian Vigil Saiz, passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Focused Care of Humble from complications of Alzheimer's Disease. She was 79 years old.

Mary was born on August 20,1941 in Albuquerque, New Mexico to Archie and Tonita Chavez Vigil. When she was a child, the family moved to Pueblo, Colorado. She graduated from Central High School in 1958 and attended classes at Colorado State University at Pueblo. After marriage, she briefly lived in Denver, however, for the last 46 years, Houston has been her home.

Mary was employed by and retired from Spring Branch Independent School District in 2002, after 21 years of being a school bus driver. She loved the students who rode her school bus and even had the pleasure of driving the next generation of kids from those who rode her bus as children.

Mary was a proud and loving Mom, Grandma, and was also a loyal friend. She had a great sense of humor, was a fantastic cook, had a strong work ethic, and was a woman of unwavering faith as a Jehovah's Witness. She was loved and will be missed by many family and friends.

Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Tonita Vigil, as well as her daughter, Lori Bihl. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda and Clay Collier of Crosby, Texas, Natalie Saiz and Robert Andrade of Jersey Village, Texas, Nadine and John Barnard of Fulshear, Texas and her former husband, Joe Saiz of Houston, Texas. Her Grandchildren include Anthony Bihl II, Joseph Bihl, Samantha Andrade, Casaundra Andrade, Jocelyne Barnard, and Jonathan Barnard. She had one Great Grandchild, Anthony Bihl III. She is also survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Ernest Floyd of Round Rock, Tx.

The family would like to thank the staff at Focused Care of Humble for their care and kindness over the last 2 1/2 years.

If a donation is preferred, in lieu of flowers, please donate to the Alzheimer’s Association in memory of Mary Saiz.

The Family will receive friends on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, with a Funeral Service following at 4:00 pm in the Hunters Creek Chapel at Earthman Funeral Directors, 8303 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024.

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  • Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Tonita Vigil, as well as her daughter, Lori Bihl. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Brenda and Clay Collier of Crosby, Texas, Natalie Saiz and Robert Andrade of Jersey Village, Texas, Nadine and John Barnard of Fulshear, Texas and her former husband, Joe Saiz of Houston, Texas. Her Grandchildren include Anthony Bihl II, Joseph Bihl, Samantha Andrade, Casaundra Andrade, Jocelyne Barnard, and Jonathan Barnard. She had one Great Grandchild, Anthony Bihl III. She is also survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Anita and Ernest Floyd of Round Rock, Tx.

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  • Friends are invited to visitation with the Family

    Friday, October 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 23, 2020

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HAROLD LE JEUNE

October 24, 2020

A VERY LOVING LADY WITH STRONG FAITH IN HER BELIEF IN OUR GOD JEHOVAH. SHE BELIEVED IN THE RESURRECTION THAT IS SET OUT IN THE BIBLE. JESUS SHOWED WHAT THE KINGDOM THAT WE ALL PRAY FOR WILL DO FOR ALL PEOPLE. A WORLD WIDE GARDEN PARADISE TO LIVE IN, NO SICKNESS NO DEATH, TOTAL PEACE. AND HAPPINESS FOREVER.
WE HAVE THIS PROMISE FROM THE GOD WHO CANNOT LIE.
HIS SON , CHRIST JESUS WILL BE OUR KING IN THAT KINGDOM. ISN'T THAT WHAT ALL PEOPLE WANT AND PRAY FOR?

Natalie Saiz

October 23, 2020

Mom, today is the day we say our final goodbye. I knew this day would come but it still didn't prepare me for all the crazy feelings I thought I put to bed a long time ago when you forgot who I was. If I could tell you anything I would say thank you for being a wonderful grandmother to my girls. I could never complain about the amount of love and adoration you showed them. I hope somewhere you knew our crazy relationship was just right for us. We weren't always mother and daughter but best friends and at one weird point someone I dated for a few months! Hahaha But i guess of all the things in the world I never thought I'd have to be your caretaker. And although it isn't a job for the faint of heart, I'm glad I didn't have to do it alone. It wasn't always easy with 3 women with 3 different personalities but we did it. I can only tell you that it taught me a lot about patience and unconditional love. It also made me realize it was the greatest gift I could ever give you even if you didn't know it. Although you've been gone in some way for a while, I'm going to miss you. But there is comfort in the fact that your faith in Jehovah offers you a new and improved life one day. The other thing I would tell you is I love you like you'll never know. You are taking a huge part of my heart with you. Just rest for now Mom. None of us were born perfect, live perfect or die perfect. But you were the perfect mom for me. All my love, Nat

P.S. I've always said this picture sums up our relationship 😂

Carolyn and Larry Griffin

October 22, 2020

Mary was a very special person. We have missed her and look forward to seeing her again in Jehovah's new system. When someone was Mary's friend you always knew it, one of her traits that made her special. We love her now and forever.

The Griffins

Samantha Andrade

October 21, 2020

❤ Has and always will be a wonderful grandmother (lil Anthony, grandma, and me)

Belma Morales

October 21, 2020

I met sister Mary at our old job at a Spanish newspaper and kept touch ever since. She would call me from Colorado or wherever she lived to check on me. I know she will be resurrected because she was faithful to the end! She was faithful to Jehovah and that was an example for me to imitate. I loved her honesty, she didnt sugar coat anything! I loved how her clothes always matched perfectly. My girls enjoyed visiting you. I love you, my dear friend Mary 😥

Casaundra Andrade

October 21, 2020

Mom & Grandma :)

Tracy Bihl Miller

October 21, 2020

I remember when Tony, Kay, and I would be waiting for Lori to come out Mrs. Saiz would be making tortillas and she would give us some... Fresh, hot and YUMMY!!! Needless to say, we always wanted to go get Lori from her house😋

Alma Rivera-Bert

October 21, 2020

My deepest condolences to all of Mary's family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Natalie Saiz

October 20, 2020

Ernest Floyd

October 20, 2020

Mary Lillian was my sister in law but I thought of her as my sister. She had a very good sense of humor. Every time we visited my mother in law in Pueblo Colorado we had a good time visiting Mary too. Sometimes I would pronounce Lillian wrong & she would scold me. So I started calling her Mary🤣. I loved when she would cook. Her food was delicious. I will miss you. 😢

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