Mary Elizabeth <I>Novotny</I> Costolow

Mary Elizabeth Novotny Costolow

Birth
Cameron, Milam County, Texas, USA
Death 20 Dec 2017 (aged 95)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 186039806 · View Source
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Mary Elizabeth Novotny Costolow
September 11, 1922 - December 20, 2017

Mary Costolow of Dallas passed away December 20, 2017. She was born September 11, 1922 to Joe and Mary Novotny in Cameron, Texas.

Mary graduated from Yoe High School in Cameron, Texas in 1941. In 1942 she went to the Austin School of Business at the University of Texas. It was there where she met her husband, Roy Maurice Costolow.

Roy and Mary married June 17, 1943 at St. Austin Catholic Church in Austin, Texas. The couple moved to Lubbock and Mary continued her education at Texas Tech University.

In the Spring of 1944 they moved to Odessa. Mary’s first job was at the First National Bank in Odessa. However Roy took a job as a pharmacist at Skillerns Drug Store in Highland Park in Dallas. So the couple moved to Dallas and shared an apartment with her cousin, Beatrice Novotny. The President of First National Bank in Odessa found a job for Mary at Republic National Bank in Dallas. She went to work at Republic National Bank on January 3, 1945. Mary became the first female bank officer in the City of Dallas where she presided over the corporate mortgage and loans department.

After retirement from Republic National Bank Mary and Roy enjoyed fishing and camping trips throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Colorado.

Mary and Roy had no children. However, Mary had a special affection for all her nieces and nephews. She was the birthday aunt who sent birthday cards with money to all her nieces and nephews. She was a strong believer in getting a good education and would often pay college tuition to any family member who could not afford their college education. She was a very generous, kind hearted woman who would lend a helping hand to any family member or neighbor if an unexpected emergency arose.

Preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Mary Novotny and her husband, Roy. Mary was the last survivor of nine siblings who included Joe Novotny, Angie Ruzicka, Evelyn Jekel, Mollie Jekel, Jerry Novotny, Frank Novotny, Ladis Novotny, and Helen Macalik.

Cemetery: Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Texas.


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  • Maintained by: IJP Yellow Rose
  • Originally Created by: Grave_Walker
  • Added: 21 Dec 2017
  • Find a Grave Memorial 186039806
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Elizabeth Novotny Costolow (11 Sep 1922–20 Dec 2017), Find a Grave Memorial no. 186039806, citing Edgewood Cemetery, Lancaster, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by IJP Yellow Rose (contributor 49503443) .