Mary L. Vidal died Sunday afternoon, September 25, 2022, at the age of 86.
Mary was born on November 2, 1935, to the late Maria Benavides and Alfredo Davila Sr. in San Antonio, Texas. She and her husband, Joe D. Vidal, have a special love for each other, and together they share a sacred marriage of 40 years.
Mary enjoyed an incredible life and achieved so much. This includes graduating from Fox Tech High School, marrying her first husband, Amado Mejia, having two daughters, Laura and Diane, and being a stay-at-home mom until her daughters are ready for school. Mary worships her most precious gifts from the Lord, her daughters, and nothing makes her happier than being their mother.
Mary then went on to work as a civil servant at Kelly Air Force Base before retiring after 32 years of service. As she smells roses and gardenias in the garden and shows off her green thumbs, she finds the simplest joys of life the most satisfying. It was her vacation away from the rest of the world, and she thought it was the most rewarding. She loves listening to everyone’s conversations and is hopeful about the future of those she knows. Her laughter is infectious and she will make everyone laugh with her. A devoted San Antonio Spurs fan, she never misses an opportunity to play for her home team. Before each game, she would always take a moment to light her religious candle and pray for victory.
Her capacity for generosity is limitless as she will help anyone through support, encouragement and guidance. She enjoys socializing with people she meets.Mary likes to go to her local places
Luby goes to dinner and talks to all the staff. She loves family and friends getting together for holidays and special occasions. Those times now live in our memory and will always be cherished and remembered. While her time with us in this world must come to an end, her love and legacy will live on forever.
Her mother, Maria Benavides, died before her. Father, Alfredo Davila Sr.; brothers, Rojelio Davila and Roberto Davila; and sisters, Yolanda Davila and Guadalupe Davila.
She is survived by her husband, Joe D. Vidal. Children, Diane Mejia and Laura Martinez (Ben); grandson, Benito A. Martinez; great-grandson, Gabriel Lopez (James Gaitan), Xavier Martinez; great-grandson James Joe Gaitan and Laila Sky Gaitan; Siblings, Rosa Davila, Delia Avila, Alfredo Davila Jr.; in addition to numerous extended family and friends .
Visitation will be held at Castillo Funeral Home on Sunday, October 9, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, with a rosary at 6:00 pm.
The funeral will take place on Monday, October 10, 2022, with a liturgy at 10:00 am at the Castillo Funeral Home, followed by burial at the San Fernando II Catholic Cemetery.
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Published by Castillo Funeral Home in October. March 3, 2022.