|Birth: ||Sep. 29, 1930|
New Mexico, USA
|Death: ||Jun. 10, 2012|
She was the only child born to Ira Cummings Dixon and Gladys Cloudesley-Showell on the 29th of September 1930 in Carlsbad, New Mexico. Her father was co-founder of the Dixon and Yates Oil Company in Artesia, New Mexico. He and his family homesteaded in Deming, New Mexico about the time New Mexico became part of the United States of America. Her mother was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Mary Duggan was raised in Artesia where she went to the Methodist Church and graduated from Artesia High School. She then went to the University of Oklahoma to study biology where she met her future husband. They married in 1949. He was in the Army and worked for Mobil Oil Company.
They lived in Corpus Christi, Texas for many years. They were active at St. John's United Methodist Church. They sang in the choir, served on committees and were youth directors. She played piano. They were active members of Masonic organizations: Shriners, Masons, and the Order of the Eastern Star. They joined the Order of Rainbow for Girls to help lead their daughters and friends through their journey in that organization. Many years were spent helping at the annual Shrine Circus.
When they moved to Houston, she continued participating in the women's groups associated with Mobil Oil. She enjoyed helping run the hospitality booth at the Offshore Technology Conference where she met people from around the world. She loved bridge and played often. She was a faithful volunteer at Twelve Oaks Hospital for almost 20 years. At St. Luke's United Methodist, she enjoyed her Sunday School class and outings with her peers until her health made it more difficult to participate. Mobil Oil transferred them to Vienna, Austria for three years. They so enjoyed learning about the culture and the people. They loved traveling all over the world. Later she and a friend traveled.
She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Jack O. Duggan in 1991; a daughter and son-in-law, Jackie D. Barnes and Gregor H. Barnes in 1987; and son-in-law, Joseph P. Koontz in 2008.
Full obituary published in Houston Chronicle on June 17, 2012
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