809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Mary Louise Woodliff
March 19, 1933 - June 16, 2022

Mary Louise Woodliff

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Mary Louise Woodliff

Mary Louise Woodliff, 89, entered her heavenly home on June 16, 2022, after living a long and fruitful life. A celebration of her life will be held graveside at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Waco at 10 A.M. on Saturday, June 18th, with Grant Kaul officiating.

Mary was born March 19, 1933, in Speegleville, to W. B. Thompson & Orpha Dee (Parsons) Thompson. On September 7, 1949, she married Charles Eugene ''Gene'' Woodliff.

Mary & Gene were charter members of Timber Crest Baptist Church and they invested much of their lives in the church. Mary & Gene settled in Timber Crest in 1952 and spent the rest of their lives in Timber Crest.

Mary spent many years at Sears, first in the Receiving Room and then as an interior decorator. Eventually, she retired and began Interiors by Mary. She thoroughly enjoyed assisting her customers with their home improvements.

Mary & Gene loved traveling, especially going on cruises. They made numerous trips which were well-documented with pictures.

Mary loved entertaining and attending special events, such as Baylor football games.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband Gene in 2011 and her great-grandson Isaac in 2012.

She is survived by her daughter Donna and husband Joe Wachsmann, her son David Woodliff and wife Brenda, her son Dwain Woodliff and Jill Demler; grandchildren Kristen Vrba and husband Jerry, Eric Wachsmann and wife Marion, Ariana Anderson & husband Leal, Alanna Woodliff and Sean Mason, and Travis Woodliff. Great grandchildren: Luke, Noah, Haley, Grace, Caleb, Sam, Elijah, Jordan, Alex and Meagan.
We would like to acknowledge 5 very special ladies who cared for Mary in her home as her Alzheimer's advanced: Jackie Greer, Larissa Greer, Lisa Greer, Sheryl Proctor and Tussy Smith. These ladies treated Mary like she was their own mom.

We would also like to thank the caring staff at The Atrium in Bellmead for making Mary's latter days as comfortable as possible.

Mary was the consummate hostess. She is now serving at the feet of Our Savior.

Saturday, June 18, 2022
10:00 am
Chapel Hill Cemetery
IH 35 South
Waco, TX  76706
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Chapel Hill Cemetery
6623 Interstate 35 S.
Waco, TX  76706
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  1. Marcia Mathews Dutschmann
    I was a part of Mary's "Sears Family" and knew her as a friend to many with a sweet and funny disposition. She was very talented and kind.
  2. Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team
    Dear Donna Wachsmann and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss; may all the special memories you all hold near and dear will provide some comfort during this difficult time.

    Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team
  3. Doris Woodliff
    Peace and comfort to Mary's family.

    I am the widow of Charles Henry Woodliff ( son of Charlie & A.Z. ). I can remember the Woodliff Christmas gatherings when Mary and Gene hosted - she was indeed the consummate hostess.

    Mary was always so pleasant and welcoming when ever we saw her. It was indeed an honor to know her.

    Prayers for healing.
  4. Patrick Wachsmann
    I have been privileged to know Mary….
    She and her husband Gene ''walked the walk''…..
    The many gatherings at their home are still good fresh memories of love in action…
    It seemed so natural for them…
    Sears was a period I was her colleague from afar, but her reputation was highly respected store-wide…
    She knew how to make people relax.
    Her life's story is truly good and honored!!!

    Patrick Wachsmann
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