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Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Swanson Harrill

June 17, 1950April 27, 2011

Mary Harrill, age 60 of Corpus Christi, Texas passed away April 27, 2011 in San Antonio, Texas. She was born June 17, 1950 in Fargo, North Dakota to Edwin E. and Ruth (Borseth) Swanson. She was a 1969 graduate of North High School in Fargo, ND and was an Office Manager at numerous automobile dealerships until her health began to fail. She was the recipient of a double lung transplant in 2005 at Duke University Hospital, Raleigh-Durham, NC. Mary was a resident of Corpus Christi, TX the last 2 year of her life where she was an active member of Parkdale Baptist Church and the Gadabouts Red Hat Society. She is preceded in death by her parents and infant son Michael. Survivors include her sisters, Barbara Olson of Fargo, ND, Ernestine Stewart of Corpus Christi, TX, brother, Al Westfall of Seattle, WA, and sister, Phyllis Swanson Brandt and husband David of Hawley, MN; step father, Collin Wahl; numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at her church , Parkdale Baptist Church, 3875 So. Staples, Corpus Christi, Texas 78411 Sunday, May 1, 2011 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor E. C. "Yogi" Gaertner officiating. Interment will be at a later date at Riverside Cemetery in Moorhead, MN. The family extends their thanks and appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses and Hospital Staff at University Hospital in San Antonio, TX for all their concerns, kindness and wonderful care given to their loved one.

Services

  • Memorial Service Sunday, May 1, 2011

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Carmella (Cam) Parsley

May 5, 2012

It was our joy and privilege to know Mary while she lived in Corpus Christi. She was such a joy to be around and such a sweet friend to both of us. Our prayers are with the family, as we know you feel the loss greater than we do but are glad she is with our Lord and no longer suffers.

Carmella and Larry Parsley

Lois Withnell

May 6, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about Mary. So glad she isn't suffering anymore though.
Phyllis, I can't imagine what you must be going through. I know you loved her so much.
My sister, Mary and I were talking about how you and Mary used to pick us up every day and take us to North High School when I was a senior. Sure hope I thanked you. That was so thoughtful of you.
We are thinking about you and keeping you in our prayers.

Lois (Vilhauer) Withnell

Janice (Borseth) Simpson

May 5, 2011

As Mary's cousin, I remember our younger days when our family would visit Mary's family. All of us girls would always have a great time together no matter what we did. I remember Mary's cheerful spirit and sweet smile. She was always fun to be around.

I know Mary left footprints on the hearts of lives she touched, and will be missed greatly.

My sympathy goes out to her family. You are all in my prayers.

May 1, 2011

Our sincere sympathy to all of Mary's family. Mary was such a sweet, kind person. So, so sad to hear she passed away.

I know what Mary was doing on Feb. 20, 1971. She was at our wedding, and helped at the punch bowl at our reception. Her sister, Phyllis, was at our guest book.

As cousins, we had some fun times together when we were kids. Remember swimming at the Island Park Swimming Pool--Mary, Phyllis, my sister (Jan) and myself (Yvonne). I know that Phyllis and Mary had a very special bond not only as sisters, but as good friends also.

With love & deepest sympathy,

Terry & Yvonne (Borseth) Erickson
Greenbush, MN

P.S. I did write on this guest book earlier, but it did not look like my message went through. If you do see 2 messages, please know I am not quite losing my mind yet--it just did not seem like my first guest book message was sent.

Yvonne Erickson

May 1, 2011

Our sincere sympathy to all of Mary's family. Mary was such a sweet, kind person.

I have so many fond memories of my cousin, Mary. I can tell you exactly what Mary was doing on Feb. 20, 1971. She was in our wedding and served punch at our wedding reception. Her sister, Phyllis, was at our guest book. I know that Phyllis and Mary shared a very special bond as sisters. When we were all young kids, Mary, Phyllis, my sister (Janice) and myself (Yvonne) would sometimes go swimming at the Island Park Pool in Fargo, ND. It was fun when us 4 young cousins would get together years ago.

There is a special place in my heart that will store my precious memories of sweet cousin, Mary. Blessed me the memory of Mary (Swanson) Harrill.

Our deepest sympathy and love,

Terry & Yvonne (Borseth) Erickson
Greenbush, MN

April 30, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a long time but I have lots of very fond memories of Mary. She was such a sweet person. You are all in my thoughts and my prayer.

Darlene (Larson) Bosma
Grand Forks, ND (Fargo A/G Church)

William & Joanna Dodson

April 30, 2011

The thoughts and prayers of many are with you at this time of lose. But we rejoice in the Grace of God as Mary breathes freely the wonderful air in Heaven.

Jimmie Compton

April 30, 2011

It was my privilege to know Mary for far too short a time. She was an invaluable member of Parkdale Baptist Church and will truly be missed.

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