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1913 - 2008


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Mary Rasor, 95, of Taylor, Texas passed away Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, at SPJST Rest Home.

Celebration of Life Services will be Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 10 a.m. at St. James Episcopal Church of Taylor. Burial will follow at Coker Cemetery in San Antonio.

Mary was born in Idaho of Texas parents, Charles and Marie (Lane) Hobbs. She returned to San Antonio at the death of her father. She was educated at Our Lady of the Lake, graduating in 1930.

She married William Wilford Rasor in 1932 and they were blessed with two children, Mary Jo (Lindquist) and William Wilford III.

The family moved to Falfurrias in 1950, where she became active in her husband's business and began to learn something about car and truck parts. She finally opened an auto parts store of her own and rose to success and eventually become a director for the Automotive Wholesalers Association of Texas.

Mary was also very interested in bringing industry to the area and was active in civic affairs. She was president of the chamber of commerce, a commissioner of Falfurrias Housing Authority, a director of the Falfurrias Industrial Foundation, and director and one time vice president of the Heritage Museum.

For many years she was treasurer of Grace Episcopal Church and on the Bishop's Committee in Falfurias. Mary belonged to the Reading Club and was twice president of that group. She belonged to the American Cancer Society and was president in 1989 for Brooks County.

Her husband Bill died in 1987 and in 1999 she moved to Taylor to be near her family.

Mary is survived by her son, Bill Rasor and wife Jane; daughter, Mary Jo Lindquist; grandchildren, Jim Lindquist, Julie Downs and husband Tom, Jill Lindquist and friend Ken Odle; great-grandchildren, David and Emily Downs, Jennifer and Jessica Lindquist, Darrell and Adriana Rasor, Holly and Charles Neyhart; three great-great-grandchildren, Spencer, Charles and Darrell Rasor.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church of Taylor.

Friends are invited to share their words of comfort in an online tribute at in memory of Mary Rasor.

Providence Funeral Home
Taylor, TX 76574
(512) 352-5909

Published in the Taylor Daily Press on 10/07/2008

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