Mary Jane <I>Seaberry</I> Edwards

Mary Jane Seaberry Edwards

Birth
Holliday, Archer County, Texas, USA
Death 19 Sep 2008 (aged 78)
Harlingen, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Burial La Feria, Cameron County, Texas, USA
Plot Main Mausoleum, Outside eastern wall, 2nd from bottom, about 12 squares from front.
Memorial ID 206765660 · View Source
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Biographical Notes (as adapted from Valle Morning Star, Sept 21, 2008).

Mary Jane Edwards passed away on Friday, September 19, at the age of 78. She was born in Holliday, Texas to Gola M. and Rollie P. Seaberry and attended Mission High School where she was a twirler with the band for 3 years. She was also a soprano soloist with the music group and won district honors. She graduated in 1947 and went on to attend Texas A & I on a music scholarship.
Mary Jane and husband, Walter, resided in Ft. Worth for many years. They moved to Peoria, Illinois for 3 years before deciding to make Southern California their home for the next 40 years. In 2003, they moved back to Texas and settled in Harlingen.
Mary Jane was one of the original founders of Mothers of AIDS Patients, and remained passionately involved for 8 years. She also worked with the County Medical Hospital, was a volunteer and homemaker.
She loved traveling and exploring other cultures and dearly loved getting to know the local people. She traveled to such exciting places as Rwanda, Uganda, Tanzania and Zaire. She loved Australia and Puerto Rico. She also visited Egypt, China, New Zealand, Tahiti, Philippines and Canada. In addition, Mary Jane and Walter enjoyed many years traveling all over the US in their RV.
Some of her other hobbies included singing, playing the piano, creating stained glass pictures and golfing.
Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Gregory Yewell Connell.
At the time of her death she had two grandchildren, five great grandchildren, seven step grandchildren, ten step great grandchildren and numerous cousins.
Funeral services were held at the 8th & Harrison Church of Christ in Harlingen on Monday, September 22, 2008 at 11 AM with Danny Mann, officiating.

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  • Added: 2 Feb 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 206765660
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Seaberry Edwards (16 Mar 1930–19 Sep 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 206765660, citing Restlawn Memorial Park, La Feria, Cameron County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by GraveSearcher (contributor 48032673) .