Funeral services for Mary Douglas Tarpey, age 80, of Jacksonville, are scheduled for 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Autry Funeral Home Chapel in Jacksonville with the Rev. Enid Shepard officiating. Interment will be in Rest-haven Memorial Park in Jacksonville.
Mrs. Tarpey passed away Friday, July 4, 2014, in Jacksonville.
She was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Jacksonville.
Mary was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority while she attended The University of Texas at Austin. She also attended the University of Houston where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. Mary was an avid bridge player who was passionate about staying involved with various bridge groups. She loved to travel the world, visiting Europe, Asia, Alaska and other destinations with family and friends. She also attended First Christian Church in Jacksonville.
She was preceded in death by parents, Haden H. and Mattie W. Douglas; sister, Dolores Douglas; and brother, Haden Douglas Jr.
Survivors include her sons, Patrick Tarpey and wife Tracy and Clay Tarpey, both of Texas City; daughters, Bonny Guerrero and husband Rick, of Austin, Mary Alice Jones and husband George, of Friendswood; six grandchildren, Taylor and James Tarpey, Brooke and Haden Guerrero, Celia Wakeling and Hugh Patrick Jones.
Pallbearers will be Patrick Tarpey, Clay Tarpey, James Tarpey, Rick Guerrero, Haden Guerrero, George Jones and Hugh Patrick Jones.
Autry Funeral Home
1025 Se Loop 456 Jacksonville, TX 75766
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on July 8, 2014