809 La Clede Street, Bellmead, TX 76705

Mary Lajuan Duggan
December 21, 1927 - December 13, 2023

Mary Lajuan Duggan

Send Flowers Send Flowers
Mary Lajuan Duggan passed away peacefully Wednesday December 13, 2023. Visitation will be Sunday, December 17, 2023 from 2pm -4pm at the Bellmead Funeral Home. Services will be Monday, December 18, 2023 at 10:00am at the Bellmead Funeral Home.

Mary was born in Lawn,TX to Lonnie Lee Woodard, Sr. and Jessie Lee Scott Woodard. The family moved to Pecos, TX where Mary graduated from high school. She attended school at Abilene Christian College, Scott and White School of Nursing and graduated with her degree in Nursing at McLennan Community College in 1972. She worked at Providence Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital and as a school nurse at Bryan College Station.

She met Jerry Duggan on a blind date in Belton, TX. Jerry was in the army and stationed at Ft Hood. They married October 13, 1950 in Galveston. They had 67 years of marriage before his passing in 2017. They lived in Germany from 1952 to August of 1953. They returned to Pecos and eventually settled in Waco in 1959 to raise their three sons.

She was preceded in death by her parents and five siblings, Beryl Lockett, Scott Woodard, Lewis Woodard, Lonnie (Toots) Woodard, Lou Cowan, her husband Jerry Duggan and her son Danny Duggan. She is survived by her son Dale Duggan and wife Linda, Tim Duggan and wife Jackie, daughter-in-law Janiece Duggan Watts and husband Jim, nine grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and one great great grandson and one on the way.

The family would like to thank Arbor House and Bluebonnet Hospice for their care of Mary. Memorials can be made to Cherokee Home For Children, P.O. Box 295, Cherokee, TX

Sunday, December 17, 2023
2 to 4 p.m.
Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel
809 LaClede
Bellmead, TX  76705
Map & Directions

Monday, December 18, 2023
10:00 am
Bellmead Funeral Home Chapel
809 LaClede
Bellmead, TX  76705
Map & Directions

Waco Memorial Park
6623 I-35
Waco, TX  76706
Map & Directions


  1. Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team
    Dear Tim Duggan and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss, it is our hope and prayer that may your happy memories provide peace and comfort now and in the days ahead. You all have our deepest condolences.

    Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team
  2. Dorothy Cowan
    How does one even begin to express how special Aunt Mary was as a person in my life.. from before I even knew we would one day be family when she was the nurse in our Dr's office and I was a little girl terrified of shots in Pecos to a coed in Baylor dating her nephew to she, Jerry& Tim being there at our small wedding, being excited to welcome our sweet daughter, having us for company and dinner every day but one for the 6 months we lived in Waco and always celebrating our successes in life throughout our 60 years of marriage with hugs, visits, and joy! Will miss that beautiful smile and those warm hugs, but know that our loss is truly Heaven's gain! Love you Aunt Mary.
  3. Nancy Steinle
    I loved Mary! She was so sweet and introduced me to Bluegrass. We all went camping at Salmon Lake and enjoyed the bands and the location!
  4. Sandra Gene Cuzzort
    So sorry for your loss. Jerry and Mary was my neighbor for many years. In my early years Jerry and Mary took me roller skating. What fun we had! Very fond memories of the whole family since we all went to La Vega and rode the school bus. She will be dearly missed.
Send Flowers

It's never too late to send flowers.