Mary Ellen Makelky, age 87, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Houston, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents: Henry D. and Clara V. Rivera; brother: Frankie; first husband: Leon F. Pol and second husband: Maurice Holland. She is survived by her husband: Al (Mac) Makelky of Miles City, Montana; daughter: Phyllis A. Green of Plano, Texas; son: Michael F. Pol of El Paso, Texas. Her Montana family includes Marilyn Bradshaw (Tom), Donna Smith (Wes), Ken Makelky (Robbin), Connie Kantner (Kelley), Jeff Makelky (Vicki), Toni Turner and Melanie Redman (Darryl), also 25 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Surviving siblings are Alice Coleman, Bill Rivera (Margaret), Peggy Hendrikx and Rosie Moniz (Ray) of El Paso; Theresa Dimick of Gruene, Texas and David (Larry) Rivera of Denver. Mary Ellen graduated from Austin High School and the Texas College of Mines. She worked in the computer field with Civil Service and as a teacher in both YISD and EPISD. She was an adventurer with a true love for life. She enjoyed gardening, bridge, gambling, travelling the world, playing and watching sports. Most of all, she enjoyed being with and caring for family and friends. She will be dearly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annunciation House, 1003 E. San Antonio Ave. El Paso, Texas 79901. Viewing will be from 5:00 to 9:00 pm on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be at 9:15 am on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar, El Paso, Texas 79925. Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. Services under the direction of HILLCREST FUNERAL HOME 1060 Carolina Dr. 598-3332

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Hillcrest Funeral Home
1060 North Carolina Drive El Paso, TX 79915
(915) 598-3332

Published in El Paso Times from July 5 to July 12, 2014