Mary Francis Dalzell
1940 - 2021
Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home
1400 W US Highway 77
San Benito, TX
Harlingen, Texas - On September 13, 2021, Mary Francis Dalzell, loving wife and mother of eight children passed away at age 80. Mary was born November 1, 1940 in Eastaboga, Alabama. She was married to Robert Dalzell for 51 years, together raising eight children.

Mary ran a successful seafood brokerage and gift shop. She was a member of the Garden Club and 12:30 Club. She touched many lives in South Texas and was well respected throughout the community.

Left to treasure her memory are her husband, Robert Dalzell; her children, Bob, Mike, Mary, Kelly, Louis, Greg, and Paula; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and her pet, Flo.

Her son, Frank, preceded her in death.

The Dalzell family wishes to thank Bee First Hospice and the Windsor Atrium for their compassionate care.

A memorial service will take place Monday, September 20, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. at Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home. The service will be available for viewing online at:

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Mary's honor may be made to the Humane Society of Harlingen, 1106 Markowsky Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550 (

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Buck Ashcraft San Benito Funeral Home, 1400 W. Business 77, San Benito, Texas 78586. 956.361.9192
Published by Valley Morning Star on Sep. 18, 2021.
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Robert, We are so sorry to hear about Mary. Mary is one of the people who made the world a better place. PLUS, she had the greatest laugh. Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time.
Dawn & Ken Chatham
September 24, 2021
My most sincere condolences to Robert Dalzell and family. Love you always Mary.
Tina Martinez
September 19, 2021
Mary and I were such good friends. We always had a good time together when we volunteered at Valley Baptist, joined the Garden Club, or when we held offices for the 12:30 club. I will always remember her laugh, her pretty smile and how gracious she was to all who knew her. I will miss her so much. I send my deepest sympathy to Robert and her family.
Betsy Diehl
September 19, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always. You are missed and loved.
Emily and Barron Bond
September 19, 2021
My condolences to you and your family Kelly. Sending hugs
Debra Ledesma
September 18, 2021
Deepest sympathies.
Sandy Green
September 17, 2021
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