Mary Thompson Echevarria
May 29, 1946 – May 22, 2020
Mary Thompson Echevarria, 73 of Stafford passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Mary Washington Hospital.
She was born May 29, 1946 in Vidor, Texas the daughter of the late James “Cotton” Guy and Mary Aline (Eskind) Thompson.
Mary graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School in 1964, the recipient of a full scholarship. Upon completion of business school, Mary began her secretarial career with Gulf States Utilities. After several years at GSU, Mary secured an Administrative Secretarial position with Shell Pipeline in Houston, Texas. In 1975, Mary accepted an Executive Administrative position at their offices in New Orleans, Louisiana. It is there where Mary met Frank Echevarria, a U. S. Marine stationed at NAS Belle Chasse, LA. and their long love story began. They married in 1977 and moved to Hawaii courtesy of the U. S. Marine Corps. They transferred to Marine Corps Base Quantico, VA in 1981. Mary started working for the accounting firm Arthur Andersen in Washington, DC as an Executive Assistant and retired from the firm in 2001. Mary then went to work as an Executive Assistant at the Peck Madigan Jones lobbying firm in Washington DC. She retired from the lobbying firm in 2009. Mary loved her family and friends. Although she never had children of her own, she loved all her nieces and nephews as if they were her own. She loved to cook and to sing. Mary is preceded in death by her parents James and Aline, and brother Darell.
She is survived by her husband and best friend of 45 years, Frank; sister, Dianne Hollier; sisters-in-law Alex Alvarez, Sonia Santo, Chris Echevarria; nephews, Paris Thompson, Brandon Hollier, Jason Echevarria, David Nager, Chris Nager, Kenny Santo; nieces Zoe Alvarez, Laura Gibreal, Lysi Gibreal, Alana Sales-Parada, Eli Echevarria-Fernandez, Amber Rose Echevarria, Mandy Echevarria, Sammy Echevarria, and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, and cousins.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Mullins and Thompson Funeral Service, Stafford Chapel from 6-8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at 9:00 am Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the funeral home, with interment to follow in Quantico National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Online condolences may be sent at www.mullinsthompsonstafford.com
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Mary Thompson Echevarria
June 2, 2020
Mary, was a very special person, her laugh was contagious. her cooking was exceptional, all those cakes and breads she made for us at the Court. Frank, she was your Ying, and you were her Yang. She will be missed by all. Spread your wings and fly high Mary, there is no more pain or suffering. We will meet again, till then enjoy the sunshine of the lord.
May 28, 2020
Mary was a rare human being who saw the beauty in everyone and everything. I have known her since first grade and she was always cheerful and happy, even when life threw her a few curves. Her laugh was infectious and she always made you feel better no matter how bad your day was. She was the kind of friend one only gets once in a lifetime. I will cherish my memories of her the remainder of my life. One special memory of her was when we were in the school band. This tiny girl would lug around this huge Saxophone that weighed more than she did. On band bus trips, Mary always would start singing and pretty soon everyone joined in. Rest In Peace my dear friend, you have earned your rest.
May 26, 2020
To Frank and family with deep regret to hear of Mary's passing my prayers go out to you that GOD will comfort and undergird you with strength in this difficult time, Mary will always have a special place in my heart LOVE 4EVER
May 25, 2020
So sorry my friend. Mary was a very sweet fun loving person to be around with such a great sense of humor! Frank you were such a great husband for her! My prayers are with you and Mary! God Bless you both!
May 24, 2020
Mary, what a beautiful soul. I loved, loved, loved her laugh. Her smile filled me with such happiness. My time with she and Frank were some of my favorite moments. I cherished every moment spent in her presence.
You’ll always be with me, Mary. For comfort and for what love looks like.
May 23, 2020
I remember Mary as a young boy She would always have a song, a smile or a good family story to tell me. She was always kind and gracious to me and my family. She loved good food, good music and knew what it meant to live a good life. She taught me how to be true and honest and courageous. We will you dearly sweet Mary.
May 23, 2020
Rest In Peace, my sweet and beautiful sister. I will miss you dearly but glad your suffering is over. You were a gallant and courageous lady all your life but ever so more these these past five years and nine months.
Always and forever,