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29 Dec

To Celebrate a Life of Love: Mary Louise Grassl Aldrich

Mary Louise Grassl Aldrich, age 84, of San Antonio, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 11, 2020 after courageously battling dementia for the past 5 years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Sam Aldrich Jr.; daughter Susan McKinney and husband James; two grandsons, Cody McKinney and wife Erin, and Wade McKinney and husband Kyle; two great-granddaughters, Kiley and Addison McKinney; sisters, Bernice McLendon and Betty Earl; numerous nieces and nephews; as well as her furry family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Agnes Josephine and Vincent Paul. Grassl; son, Michael Andrew “Andy” Aldrich; four brothers-in-law, Bobby R. Earl, G.W. McLendon, Morris Repass, and Albert Christie; and three sisters-in-law Frances Aldrich, Lieux Dressler (Louise-Aldrich), and Esther Christie.

Mary Louise graduated 1955 from Providence High School in San Antonio, TX. She decided to establish roots in San Antonio, TX as a loving wife, mother, grandma, and great grandma. Her main focus in life was ensuring that her family and friends felt loved by her. She approached each day with a positive attitude and was able to spread happiness to everyone she came in contact with.

She enjoyed entertaining, traveling, and laughing with family and friends. She loved new experiences and was always ready to travel to some of her favorite places such as Lake Tahoe, Vegas, and Colorado with her loved ones. One of her favorite things to do was going to see her favorite entertainer, Wayne Harper, where she would enjoy listening to music and dancing way past her bedtime with family and friends. Her positivity was contagious and she was always full of love and laughter.

Mary Louise will forever be missed and always be remembered for the love she gave to her family and friends.

Special thanks to the caregivers at The Etta at Shavano Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Dementia Society of America. A donation can be made at the following link: https://www.dementiasociety.org/donate.

The Rosary and Funeral Mass were held at St. Francis of Assisi on December 23, 2020.