Mary Margaret Henry

January 25, 1921 – November 23, 2020

Posted 11/25/20

Mary Margaret Henry, 99, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, at her home.

Mary Margaret was born January 25, 1921, in Brookshire, Texas, the daughter of Elza Howe and …

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Mary Margaret Henry

January 25, 1921 – November 23, 2020

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Mary Margaret Henry, 99, of Brookshire, Texas, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020, at her home.

Mary Margaret was born January 25, 1921, in Brookshire, Texas, the daughter of Elza Howe and Aghney (Agopian) Martin. She grew up in the Brookshire area, graduating from Katy High School, Class of 1938. She then attended the University of Texas.

After the start of World War II, Mary Margaret left UT to Fort Worth and worked for Consolidated Aircraft as an inspector during the production of war planes. Later Mary Margaret was employed as a medical and x-ray technician. She was also an adventurer as she pursued and received her pilots license and flew Piper Cub airplanes. She lived in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Colorado before returning to Brookshire where she was an active member of the community. She was a member of the Brookshire First United Methodist Church and a founding member of the Brookshire-Pattison Ambulance Corps. She had also served on the Royal FFA Parade Committee. Mary Margaret was very artistic, enjoying painting, creating pastel drawings, and soap carvings.

She is survived by her daughters: Donnell Sturm of Cuero and Dayl Cooksey and husband, Aubert, of Brookshire; son: Darryl Henry and wife, Kim, of Katy; grandchildren: Sari Phillips and husband, Ranny, Nathan Cooksey and wife, Paola, Cara Moya and husband, Jonathan, Wesley Cooksey and wife, Edith, Jacob Henry, and Aaron Henry; great-grandchildren: Kierra Harris, Layne Riley, Alyssa Bernelle, Cage Richards, Garrison Cooksey, and Elijah Henry; great-great-grandchild: Kassidy Harris; sister: Bessie Rhodes of Houston; niece: Linda Turner, also of Houston; and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister: Alice Martin; and grandsons: Danny Hundl and Jace Cooksey.

Visitation to be held from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM, Sunday, November 29, 2020, at the Schmidt Funeral Home Chapel in Brookshire. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, November 30, 2020, at the Brookshire First United Methodist Church with Reverend Dottie Dumas and Pastor Sue Lyle officiating. Interment followed in the Pattison Cemetery. Pallbearers are Wesley Cooksey, Jacob Henry, Aaron Henry, Nathan Cooksey, Layne Riley and Ranny Phillips. Honorary Pallbearers were John Hovas, Greg Hovas and Eddie Hovas.

Memorial gifts may be made to Brookshire First United Methodist Church, PO Box 397, Brookshire, TX 77423.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, 819 Waller Avenue, PO Box 248, Brookshire, TX 77423 – www.schmidtfunerals.com – (281) 934-2424.

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