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Mary Cruise

October 31, 1921 — October 2, 2016

Mary Ruth Brockette Cruise, 94, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 2, 2016, passing peacefully at her home in String Prairie, TX.

She was born in Moody, TX on October 31, 1921 to Stella Ann (Cowley) and Claude Tuttle Brockette.

Mary received a B.A. from Southwestern University in 1943 and married William Hollis Cruise, Jr. on June 1, 1946.

As the wife of a career Navy pilot, she moved her children throughout the United States until retiring in Fairfax Station, VA.

Her husband and a son, Kenneth Bryant, preceded her in death. She is survived by five children Bill and Liesel of Pearl, TX; Bert and Leslie of String Prairie; Keith and Sue Ellen of Smithville, TX; Claudia of Occoquan, VA; Colleen and Joel Shipley of Banner Elk, NC. She was blessed with 23 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

Her visitation took place on October 5 at Marrs-Jones-Newby Funeral Home; funeral service was held on October 6 at First United Methodist Church in Bastrop. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery at 10:00am, December 6, 2016.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Bastrop or Capitol Hospice of Austin.

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