Mary Brownrigg Hester of Victoria, Texas, 88 went to heaven on February 19, 2014. She was born to the late Dr. Thomas and Margaret Brownrigg in Ecuador on March 25, 1925. She graduated from Beaumont High School in 1943 and attended the University of Texas. She married Jackson Garland Hester in 1952 and they lived in Southern California. Mary returned to Beaumont in 1963 where she raised her 4 children. She was a member of St Marks Episcopal Church and the Magnolia Garden Club. She enjoyed her bridge group and gardening. She is survived by her brother, Dr. John Brownrigg of Sacramento, CA; her 4 children, John Hester of Reno, NV; Jim Hester of Victoria, TX; Jay Hester of Huntsville,TX; and Katie Howell of Corpus Christi,TX. She is also survived by 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial ceremony will be held in Victoria, TX this summer. The family wishes to thank her caregivers, Jane Morton, Rosie Gomez and Jim and Peggy Hester for the excellent care she has received over the past 10 years. In lieu of flowers please make donations to New Life Refuge Ministries at newliferefugeministries.org/.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Feb. 26, 2014