Mary Alice Andes, 96, of Temple, TX passed away Saturday, April 24, 2021 in her home surrounded by family. A memorial service will be held at her beloved First Christian Church of Temple, TX at 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 1, 2021, with Reverend Mike Snell officiating. Face masks are required. Internment will take place at a later date at Central Texas State Veterans Cemetery.
Mary Alice was born August 10, 1924 in Mexia, TX to Troy Lindsey Fowler and Charles West Fowler. She lived in Texas all her life until she met the love of her life, David Andes, at Camp Barkley in Abilene where he was stationed for officer training in the Army prior to being deployed to Germany during WWII. They married in Abilene October 5, 1946 and returned to Dave's home in upstate New York and Mary Alice enjoyed her first experience living outside of Texas.
Their first two daughters, Gail and Brenda, were born in Utica, NY and then the family moved to Germany when Dave was recalled during the Korean conflict and this is where their 3rd daughter, Maureen, was born.
Mary Alice and Dave moved several times to different states as they pursued their careers and eventually moved to Temple, TX where Dave finished his career with the VA Hospital and Mary Alice was able to retire from her busy career as an executive administrative assistant. She was able to become very involved in her church and other volunteer opportunities in the community and when Dave retired they both continued to live a life of service in their church and community.
Mary Alice was predeceased by her parents, her husband Dave, and oldest daughter Gail.
She is survived by 2 sisters, Billie Jean Milburn (Daughter Aimee Cooper, sons Ski Milburn and Kevin Milburn) and Lynora Noble (Daughter Leslie Noble; son Gregg Noble); daughters Brenda Andes Calhoun (Gene), Gatesville, TX; and Maureen Andes Jistel (Wayne) of The Colony, TX. She had 11 grandchildren (Michelle Logan, Thomas Stibolt III, Martin Stibolt; Dave Murray, Cara Poulton; Erin Johnson, Abby Williams, Alex Jistel; Cherrise Lacy, Allison Dover, Jason Calhoun). She had 17 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the First Christian Church, 300 N 5th St., Temple, TX 76501.