Condolence & Memory Journal

I am so sorry for your loss our loving God promises to give you the strength to cope with the pain of your loss. He also promises to hold your hand every step of the way. Please take comfort that he does care at Isaiah 63:9 and Jeremiah 29:11,12.

Posted by A friend   March 12, 2019

I always enjoy greeting and waiting on your mother at the store. May she rest in peace and may God be with you and your extended family.

Posted by Doris Preston - Austin, TX   March 08, 2019

Mary Alice was a true delight, and I met her through my work at the local public library. After retirement, I would often run into her and her friend Joan at lunch, and we would take a few moments to catch up. She had a great sense of humor, and always made me laugh. The world will be a quieter place without hearing her laugh. After reading about her life, I realized that we even knew some of the same people, a pleasant surprise to me. My condolences to her family.

Posted by Bill Clark - Palm Springs, CA   March 08, 2019

Although I might have met her when her daughter, Julie, and I were in school together, my memory of her is blank. This is a lovely obituary that brings her to life for all of us. Julie, I know you cared lovingly for your mother during her last years and I know that must bring you so much comfort. May she remain forever in your heart and mind.

Posted by Debbie Blandy Rider - Washington, DC - Family Friend   March 04, 2019

Love to all the family at the loss of this beautiful lady!

Posted by Karen Miller - Austin, TX - Friend   March 04, 2019

Julie - John and I were saddened to learn of your mother's recent passing. What a lovely lady she was! Even after a long life, it is still a sad shock when a loved one dies. Your family is in our prayers with our hope that today's grief will soon be supplanted by happy memories of Mary Alice over the years. With deepest sympathy, Jeannine Miller

Posted by Jeannine Miller - AUSTIN, TX - Friend   March 04, 2019

I remember Aunt Mary Alice making fun of my Midwest accent. I failed to point out that that 60 years earlier, she had one too., and no doubt that upon arriving in Austin, she made fun of strong southern drawls!

Posted by David Chamberlin - Huntley, IL - Family   March 03, 2019

What a beautiful smart caring lady. I really enjoyed volunteering with her at Next-To-New. She was a real asset to the shop and lots of fun. Rest In Peace friend.

Posted by Pam O'Conner - Austin, TX - Friend   March 03, 2019

Mary Alice was the best raconteur. Her voice is in my head from my childhood. She was my mom's best friend and they were hilarious together.
Sending you all a warm embrace,

Posted by Diane Green - Tiburon - Friend   March 03, 2019

I remember Mary Alice very well. She and my mom, Mary Alice Ziegler not only shared the same first name but they shared a friendship as well when they were involved with Austin Ballet Theatre. I remember the two of them laughing often and enjoying the hard work they did taking care of the ballet company. Mary Alice V. had such a sweet, compassionate and friendly disposition that she was always a pleasure to be around. I danced with the company, and I must have spent a thousand hours in her presence, but I can't ever remember her being unkind to anyone. If we had more people like her in the world today it would be a much better place.

Posted by Mary Claire Ziegler Gerwels - Austin, TX - Friend   March 03, 2019