MARY K. MATHIS (Age 72)  

Passed away Saturday, October 6, 2012 in Jacksonville, Texas. She was born August 2, 1940, in Dodge City, KS.
Mrs. Mathis was Senior Executive Secretary to the Secretary of Education of the United States for nine years in Washington DC, past president of Cherokee Country Club Women's Golf Association, and was an avid bridge player.
She is preceded in death by her husband Louie E. Mathis. Survivors include her children Keith Mathis of Richmond, VA, Neal Mathis and wife Kathy of Memphis, TN, Betsy Hamilton and husband Eli of Stafford, VA, John Byerley of Phoenix, AZ, and Bonner Mathis and wife Karla of Memphis, TN; brother Tom Churchill and wife Dar of Seguin, TX; sister Deede Colbath of Austin; five grandchildren, and one great grandchild.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 10, 2012