Mary Helen Houston - January 13, 1933 - March 30, 2017

Mary Helen Wiley Houston was born near Groesbeck to parents John Wiley, Sr., and Gertie Williamson Wiley on January 13, 1933.  She went to her eternal home on March 30, 2017.  She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband (Hoyt Houston), and four brothers (Nolan Wiley, James Wiley, Charles Wiley, & John Wiley, Jr)..  Survivors include a loving family: sister Bonnie Wiley Sills of Pasadena, TX, daughters and sons-in-law, Pam & Bob Schuster of Grand Prairie, TX and Jana & Andy Gillham of Kempner, TX.; five grandchildren: Jason Schuster & wife April, Brian Schuster & wife Brooke, Kobe Gillham, Nikki Gilham, and Jade Gillham; four beautiful great-granddaughters and many nieces and nephews.


Mary attended Beulah and Groesbeck schools.  She lived in the DFW area all of her adult life.  She was an excellent cook, seamstress, mother, grandmother, and aunt.  She enjoyed life to the fullest.  After retirement Hoyt and Mary enjoyed traveling in their motor home.  They made many lifelong friends around the country.  They sometimes sold their crafts while they traveled.  Hoyt made outdoor patio lights and Mary made very cute stuffed rabbits.


Funeral service was held April 6, 2017, at Moore Funeral Home in Arlington, TX.  Pallbearers were Andy Gillham, Tim Bratcher, Jason Schuster, Dwayne Sills, Brian Schuster, and Chad Click.


Come with Me

God saw she was getting tired

and the cure was not to be.

So He put His arms around her

and whispered, :”Come with Me.”

With tearful hearts

we watched her fade away.

Although we loved her dearly,

we could not make her stay.

A golden heart stopped beating,

hard working hands laid to rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes the best.

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