May 18, 1934 – August 6, 2018
A private family memorial service for Mary Gonzalez, 84, of Killeen, will be held on Monday at the Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery under the care of Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen. Mary Gonzalez passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, 6 August 2018, in Temple. The former Mary Goodair Stubbings was born in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England on 18 May 1934. Mary was raised by her loving parents Alfred and Gertrude Stubbings of Watford, England. Gifted academically, Mary received a scholarship to the Watford Grammar School for Girls, matriculating in 1950. After graduation she went to work for the London Transit Authority. In 1954 she met and later married her recently deceased and beloved husband, Juan M. Gonzalez, a U.S. Army serviceman stationed at Bushey Hall. Mary and Juan settled in Killeen in 1964 where they raised their family. Mary spent her years as a loving and supportive companion, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to her family and neighbors. Mary was an avid reader, a lover of flowers and music, a pet’s best friend, unbeatable at Jeopardy and her chocolate chip cookies, cheesecake and pies were incredible. She especially loved the outdoors, camping and fishing on the Texas coast, any lake and in the early years, Cowhouse Creek. Family was her life and she will be dearly missed. Mary was preceded in passing by her parents, her sister Phyllis Dean and brother Dennis Stubbings. She is survived by her four children, their spouses and families; Jose M. Gonzalez and Susan Adams of Topeka, Kansas, Debbie and Jim Norman of Killeen, Michael and Vanessa Gonzalez of Montgomery City, Missouri, and Andy and Jackie Gonzalez of Killeen. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. The family would like to give a special thanks to Tony Jeter, Anne Ray and the wonderful, loving staff at Mercy House in Temple, TX and Kindred Hospice. The family respectfully request that no flowers be sent.