MARY D. SEMMLER (Age 90)
Passed away Monday, November 12, 2012, after a brief illness.
Funeral: 11:30 a.m. Thursday in Greenwood Funeral Home Chapel. Interment: Greenwood Memorial Park.
Memorials: Memorial donations may be made to
Mary was born September 10, 1922, in Washington, D.C., to Albert and Dorothy Denham. She grew up in Silver Spring, Md., and graduated from Montgomery Blair High School in 1939 and attended business school in Washington, D.C. She worked at the U.S. Capitol for several congressional committees and Congressmen Broyhill before moving to Fort Worth in 1955. For more than 30 years, Mary worked as an executive secretary to Bill Kellenberger at Ambassador, Shenandoah Oil Corporation and Kelloil. During this time period she was also an active member and president of the Desk and Derrick Club of Fort Worth. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and in 2009 moved to Granbury to be closer to her family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Dorothy Denham; a sister, Dorothy Biggs; her husband, Ed Semmler; and son, Steven Ward.
Survivors: Daughter, Diane Strickland and husband, Charles, of Granbury; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Ward; grandson, Denham Ward and wife, Christena; and great-granddaughter, Marin of Dillon, CO. She is also survived by her sister, Elizabeth Bieber and husband, Victor, of Lexington, MD; as well as many nieces and nephews.