Mary George Perriman

1929-2022
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Mary George Perriman, 93, peacefully passed away after suffering from a stroke on Thursday, March 17, 2022, in the Guadalupe Regional Medical Center in Seguin, Texas. Mary was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Union Valley, the daughter of Otis Walton and Ruth Spear Pattillo.

Graduating from Nixon High School in 1945, Mary attended business school and then worked as a telephone operator in San Antonio. As in post World War II fashion, Mary met Jack at a USO event. They were married on Nov. 30, 1945, and started a family in San Antonio.

From San Antonio, Mary and Jack moved to Garland and contributed many years of support and generosity to the Garland community, family events, and school activities. Mary’s quick wit, compassionate service, and humor added much joy for all those who were fortunate enough to know her. She especially enjoyed sports (Cowboys) and the Garland Owls Friday night games. They attended Axe Memorial Methodist Church.

After retirement, Mary and Jack returned to her childhood beginnings, creating their last home together in Nixon — what the family affectionately calls “The Old Red Hill.” While there, Mary served as the Union Valley Homecoming treasurer, and a committee member for the Union Valley Cemetery Association. Her life came full circle as she resided with her daughter and son-in-law, Scottie and Mike Baker in Cost.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 59 years, Eulane Grant “Jack” Perriman; her brother, Otis Scott Pattillo (Erna); and sister John Hensley Beard (Forest).

Mary gave 100 percent devotion and love to her family. She is survived by her daughters, Marilane Dendy (Len) of Dripping Springs and Scottie Beth Baker (Michael) of Cost, and their son, Jeffrey Walton Perriman (Adriane) of Nixon; grandchildren Andrew Thomas Bryan of Ontario, CA, Jennifer Lane Tucker (Jeremy) of Cody, Wyo., Mary DeShane Fintoni (Laurent) of Bologna, Italy, Jay Michael Kniffen (Heather) of Joshua, Melody Ruth Anderson of New York City, N.Y., Kyle Alan Anderson of San Antonio, Erin Bowen (Brad) of Buda, Shannon Spencer (Wes) of McKinney, Bianca Lovano (Alex) of Nixon; great-grandchildren Brett Gordon, Brooke Baker (Mark), Wyatt Kniffen, Chase Bowen, Maggie Bowen, Kira Spencer, and Leah Marie Vasquez; great-great-grandchild Mark Baker Jr.; numerous nieces and nephews; and sisters-in-law Doris Alizalde and Joyce Fly.

Visitation was held on Monday, March 21, from 5-7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in Nixon.

A Service of Remembrance was held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the funeral chapel, officiated by the Rev. Marvin Miles.

Burial followed in the Union Valley Cemetery in Wilson County.

Those who wish to remember Mary in a special way may make memorial contributions in honor of her grandson, Andrew Thomas Bryan, who resides at Salem Christian Home, which helps adults with disabilities and their families, at www.ablegifting.com//CA/WHkQKem, SalemChristianHomes.com. www.finchfuneralchapels.com