Mary M. Rodriguez passed in peace, on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at the age of 57. Mary was an amazing person that was loved, is missed, and will always be cherished.
Mary’s story started on February 17, 1960. She was the youngest child of Felipe and Regina Rodriguez. Mary was a proud Vaquero of the San Diego High School graduating class of 1978. She loved playing volleyball, basketball, running track and was a clarinet player in the band. Mary was recognized as Basketball Player of the Year for both her junior and senior years. After high school, she attended Texas A & I University where she lettered in college volleyball. Mary was an employee of San Diego ISD for a few years, worked for the USDA Department in San Diego, and eventually moved to Baytown, Texas. As a resident of Baytown, Mary worked at Galena Park ISD as a substitute teacher. When Mary attained her Physical Therapist Tech Certification, she worked for several doctors and mainly for Kyle Buster, PT, and at Rehabilitation Services and Wellness Center under Brett Balcerak, PT.
Mary’s favorites were her love of sports, especially the Dallas Cowboys, music of all types, traveling to Playa del Carmen, gambling at Coushatta, purchasing tennis shoes, visiting her loved ones, spending time with friends and neighbors, enjoying her beloved cats and dogs, but most of all, she loved the tropical sandy beaches!
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, Felipe and Regina Rodriguez, and her brothers in law, Hector Campos and Damas Rodriguez.
She is survived by her partner, Yolanda Flores, her three brothers: JM (Elma) Rodriguez, Philip Rodriguez Jr., Catarino (Cynthia) Rodriguez, five sisters: Gloria (Sergio) Hinojosa, Regina Rodriguez, Linda Jo (Joe) Garcia, Cynthia (Hector Mario) Saenz, Consuelo Campos, numerous nieces and nephews, and her beloved pets: Kooper, Mia, Mijo, Colitas, and Gizzy.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 21,2017 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home in San Diego with a Rosary recited at 7 p.m. that evening. Memorial mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 22, 2017 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church and interment will follow at the San Diego Cemetery. Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes entrusted with the arrangements. Condolences for the family may be left on our website: www.mauropgarcia.com