Esther "Marie" (Watts) Holmes, mother and grandma, passed away at the age of 80 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021, in Houston, Texas after an extended illness. Marie, the second of three children, was born on July 8, 1941, to Joseph Connor Watts and Esther Maurine Hughes Watts in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Marie has lived in the Houston area for sixty years and had five children. She was known for her love of her grandchildren and her dogs and cat.
Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Esther; her sisters Margaret Louise Frombaugh and Doris Jane Gunder; and her son, Jeffrey Curtis Holmes. She is survived by her remaining children, Howard Joseph Holmes; James Lucas Holmes and daughter-in-law, Cicely; Yvonne Marie Higgins and son-in-law, David; and John Keith Holmes; as well as ten grandchildren, Jason, Jared, Grace Marie, Bryce, Austin, Olivia, Hannah, Christian, Ian, and Colton. The family wishes also to thank Marie's neighbors, Miguel and Alice Tijerina, for their constant care and compassion.
A graveside service will be performed by Rev. Danny L. Danheim of the Chappell Hill United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 25th at the Masonic Cemetery in Chappell Hill, Texas. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made in Marie's name to the charity of your choice
Published by The Pasadena Citizen from Sep. 15 to Sep. 16, 2021.