OBITUARY

Mary Esther McGuire

September 18, 1947January 3, 2021
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Mary Esther McGuire (Alley), 73, transitioned to her heavenly home on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

Esther was born September 18, 1947, in Floresville, Texas, to Frank & Mary Alley. As a graduate of Floresville HS, she was an active and popular student. During her senior year, she was the Head Cheerleader, voted "Friendliest" and Senior Class Favorite.

She had dreams of traveling the world and marrying a military man afforded her that luxury. She went on to live in Virginia, Colorado, Norway & the United Kingdom and visit countries all over the world before returning home to TX in 1989.

For a large part of her life, Esther worked inside the home as a full-time wife & mother. She took great joy in caring for her family and never missed an opportunity to provide them a home-cooked meal, a well-timed hug or a word of encouragement. Somehow she managed a home, her family, found time to be actively involved in her daughters' extra-curricular activities and never had a hair out of place.

As her daughters got older, she became anxious to find work outside the home. She met many wonderful friends during her time with Eisenhauer Bank, Worldwide Locator & Goodwill Industries before her "retirement". She quickly realized how much she enjoyed working, so she returned to the workforce as a part-time teacher with Mothers Day Out (MDO) at Cornerstone Church. She flourished in that role and considered it an honor to teach her class of toddlers about God's unfailing love.

In her spare time, Esther loved to read the Bible, dance, have marathon phone conversations with her family and friends, watch reality TV with her daughters and take their RV to Garner State Park with her husband.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles; 2 daughters Kimberly & Kelly; 2 sisters Sophia, Gloria (and spouse Rafael); 2 brothers, Leandro, Joe (and spouse Silvia); 1 sister-in-law, Tina; and countless other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary & Frank Alley; her niece, Erica Smith & her brother, Ray Alley.

A memorial service will be held Friday, January 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM at Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk Road, Universal City, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to:

Christians United for Israel PO Box 1307 San Antonio, TX 78295-1307 www.cufi.org 210-477-4714

  • FAMILY

  • She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Charles; 2 daughters Kimberly & Kelly; 2 sisters Sophia, Gloria (and spouse Rafael); 2 brothers, Leandro, Joe (and spouse Silvia); 1 sister-in-law, Tina; and countless other family members and friends.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, Mary & Frank Alley; her niece, Erica Smith & her brother, Ray Alley.

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  • Memorial Service

    Friday, January 15, 2021

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Dali Negron

January 19, 2021

Kelly, this is Emily's mom! My heart has been so heavy since the news of your mom, but know she watches over you beside our Lord in Heaven! I held such great appreciation for her, and always remember how when you and Emily were in Starlites and I used to bake cakes for business from home, your sweet mom would tell me..."Mrs. Negron, you go do your cakes and I'll call you when it's half time and the girls are about to perform so you can come see Emily", and she always did!!! 💞💫 I've always held that so special in my heart! She gave me that amazing opportunity to make it on time to watch my daughter perform with the Judson Starlites at home games, back then! Your mom knew well a mom's heart! She will always be remembered in the sweetest of ways! Sending prayers of strength and comfort for you, your sister and dad! I know how much Emily loves you. I'll always be here for you too Kelly, if you'd ever want to stop by. Sending tight hugs with lots of love!!  RIP beautiful Mrs. McGuire!! 🙏❤🌹🕊

Lorena Sanchez

January 19, 2021

It was an honor to have known Mrs McGuire, she was such a kind soul and always had something positive to share.
I loved seeing her in my chair smiling and chatting while I was doing her hair. She would tell me how proud and blessed she felt to have her daughters and husband taking such a good care of her. She always looked so elegant and polished and I will miss her good energy.
I’m so sorry for your loss.

Lisa Anchan

January 17, 2021

Mrs. Mary,
I am fighting tears as I write this. I was fortunate to have met you at Cornerstone MDO. You were first Elijah’s teacher. The following year you were Isabella’s teacher and my coworker. I will miss your joyful spirit, laugh, and hugs. Our conversations I will always cherish. Thank you for showing an abundance of patience and love for my children. I’m so thankful I was able to to talk to over the phone before we moved to Japan. You told me to enjoy it and that it would go by fast. And we talked about visiting you when we got back. We love you Mrs. Mary! I know we will see you again.

Rachel Robles

January 16, 2021

I am so very sorry for your loss. My heartfelt sympathy to her husband, daughters and the rest of the family. So heartbreaking to hear of Esther’s passing. She was a classmate and friend. Such a special and beautiful person, always smiling and telling everyone “Hi”.
May God give you strength and comfort in this difficult time.

Linda Hiles

January 15, 2021

My heartfelt sympathy goes to all of Esther’s family. I was a fellow classmate and cheerleader with her at FHS. Whether we were making hall signs, riding the bus to & from games, or preparing a silly skit for pep rally, she was always SO much fun! I’ll never forget her kindness and her boisterous laugh! Her memory will live in the hearts of all of us who knew her.

Ashley Ellis

January 15, 2021

Ms Mary,
Words cannot describe what an incredible person you were. I was fortunate to have you as my sons first MDO teacher. My son, Ezekiel, adored you and even called you his girlfriend. I was so nervous to send him to school, and you made all of us feel so much better — even before the semester started! I will always remember the joy you brought to my sons life and the last time we spoke last summer. You said you were leaving Cornerstone, but would try and visit your students since our year was cut short. I cried then and I cry now. We love you and will never forget the amazing person you were to so many.
Rest In Peace.

Donna Beckingham

January 15, 2021

My heart goes out to the Family. Esther was a very heartwarming person. She was there when I needed her and she did not think about herself she thought of others. I am going to miss our talks on the phone. She would tell me all of her adventures after she retired. I know for sure she is with Our Father above and that makes me feel good. God Bless to the Family here on earth! LOVE, Donna Beckingham

Cindy Mills

January 15, 2021

Every time I came into contact with Esther I left feeling special, loved, and just happier! She was such a beautiful person that seemed to bring joy wherever she went. I see that same amazing gift in Kimberly and Kelly. I love you all so much and I pray for your healing. I will miss her dearly.

Shirley (Bednarz) Stadler

January 15, 2021

So sorry for your loss. Esther was a classmate at dear ole FHS. During our high school years she was such a joy to be around. She always had a smile on her face and ready to help when needed. During the class changes you could always hear Esther before you saw her. You always knew she was somewhere in that hallway. She always had a lot of spunk and laughter. She will be cheering with the angels and flying high. Prayers for closure and healing for the family.

Karen Schmitt

January 15, 2021

I worked with Esther in the Worldwide Locator from 2005 until she retired. Esther and I had many conversations about our families and pets that we had at that time. We often took walks on the base on our breaks. We had alot of laughs sharing stories. Esther was a great storyteller. The office just wasn't the same for me when she retired.
Wayne, Kimberly and Kelly I pray that you find comfort in these shared memories of Esther and you will continually be in my thoughts and prayers for healing.

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