It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved mother Mary Weaver Remmers.
Mary was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Ray Remmers. Theirs was a very special love and with her passing, she and Ray are finally reunited and now they are both at peace.
Mary leaves behind her children, Paul Remmers (and his wife Clara), John Remmers (and his wife Tina), Nancy Remmers and Elizabeth Kurszewski (and her husband Jerry). Her children were the light of her life. Mary and Ray lovingly raised their children in Galveston and were so proud of the people that they have become and of their achievements.
Her children feel truly blessed to have Mary as their mother. Mary and Ray provided a fun, happy, affectionate and healthy home where their children were able to thrive. Their kids cherished their adult relationship and friendship with their parents just as much as they enjoyed their amazing childhood. Mary was their biggest cheerleader and greatest supporter. Even though the loss of their mother is devastating to them and she will be terribly missed every single day, they are comforted by the fact that their parents are together once again.
Mary leaves behind her grandchildren, for whom she was so proud. She was affectionately known to them as “GrandMary”. They are Katie Maroni (her husband Adam and their children Khloe and James), Daniel Noah, James Remmers (and his wife Celestina), Michael Remmers, Kelly Remmers, Jenna Remmers, John Remmers Jr. and Abbygayle Remmers.
Mary also leaves behind her “little heartbeat”, Le Madelyn, her sweet little dog that she loved so much and who brought her so much joy.
Mary was the middle child of Gilbert and Elizabeth Weaver of London, Kentucky and leaves behind her siblings Helen Bailey and Bobby Weaver who she dearly loved.
Mary and Ray’s love affair began at the University of Louisville where Ray was a medical student and Mary was a nursing student. After marriage and graduation, they moved to Galveston to pursue medicine. Galveston quickly became Mary’s home in both her heart and in her actions. She loved this island and loved the people in the community even more.
Mary’s friendships with those in Galveston were precious and important to Mary’s everyday happiness. She loved her friends dearly and we know that they mourn her passing along with the family.
Mary was an avid runner who would be seen running on the seawall. She was a well-known and beloved historian and author of Little League Baseball Lingo, Ducks on the Pond. She authored History of Galveston, which appears in the book Historic Galveston. She is one of the authors of A Passel of Galveston Trivia game. She also co-authored the musical comedy play book and lyrics Sand Between Your Toes. Mary is the author of Portrait of Galveston Island: An Overview of the City’s History and Going Down the Line, Galveston’s Red Light District remembered, the Second Edition of Portrait of Galveston Island: 1300 Years of the City’s History and her last book was Galveston’s Oldest Residence 1838 Michel B. Menard House. Unfortunately she passed away before her latest book could be completed. It was to be a fun and creative compilation of unique stories about Galveston.
Mary will be laid to rest alongside of her husband in a private Catholic ceremony.
On Saturday, November 12, 2011, a celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 3:00 p.m. at the home of Fred & Pat Burns located at 2816 Ave O (not Garten Verein). We welcome all who loved Mary.
Donations in Mary’s honor can be made to Galveston Historical Foundation to benefit the foundation and the island that she loved so much.
J. LEVY & TERMINI FUNERAL HOME