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Mary Stewart

January 10, 1930 –
 June 18, 2022

Obituary

Mary Carrier Stewart, 92, died in Dallas, TX on June 18, 2022.

Born January 10, 1930 in Bridgeport, TX as the 12th and youngest child to parents Eugene Carrier and Bence Avila.

She attended school in Nebraska, Minnesota, and Texas and was a migrant worker in the beet fields in those states.  She came from humble beginnings and was a coal miner’s daughter and lived in a dirt floor home with an outhouse. She was only allowed one piece of paper per week to indulge her love of art and drawing and she used every inch of it. She attended one room schoolhouses and was able to skip a grade by listening in to the upper grades. She graduated from Taft High School in Chicago, IL at age 16.  She honed her artistic talent at the Art Institute of Chicago.

She married Carl N. Stewart, Jr. on August 1, 1953 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Dallas.  They moved to Richardson in 1955 and were founding members of St. Paul’s Catholic Church.  She was very involved with her church and neighborhood.  Her home was open for parties (Halloween was a favorite), weddings (hosted 7 weddings and receptions), and visits (beans were on the stove at the ready).  Many experienced her pranks with her favorite holiday, April Fools. Her home was decorated with her paintings and mementos from her travels to 69 countries.  She sold hundreds of handmade personalize greeting cards utilizing canceled stamps and enjoyed visiting nursing homes.  She was known for her wit, wearing hats, and was a member of All Saints Catholic Church’s 7:45am community.

She is preceded in death by her husband Carl.

She is survived by her children Carla Marie Stewart Boshart and husband Jim and family James and Michaella Boshart, William and Caitlin Boshart, Hannah Irene Boshart , and Christina Rosie Boshart; Paul David Stewart and wife Janete Maria and family Paul, Jr. and Jordan Stewart and Paul, III, Sara and Kyra Stewart and Mya, Chris and Kaili Stewart and Zeplin and Zephyr Stewart; Maria Stewart Rice and family Rachel Diane Rice, Michael and Haley Rice and Jensen and Curtis Rice, Brenda Nicole Rice; Alan Carrier Stewart and wife Wendy and family Ella Mary and Warren Stewart; and Anna Christina Stewart LeBlanc and husband Rick and family Dylan, Amber, and Sean LeBlanc.

A rosary will be said at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 720 S. Floyd Road, Richardson, TX 75080 on Friday, July 8 at 10:30am with the funeral Mass to follow at 11:00am. A reception will follow at St. Paul’s Parish Center.

The family requests no flowers and suggests that flowers be given to individuals in nursing homes. Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice or to any adoption agency.

 

15 Thoughts on Mary Stewart
    Amanda and Cliff McClelland
    29 Jun 2022
    6:07pm

    May your memories of your mother always be a blessing. She is a beautiful lady who is now dancing in heaven. Our family is with you and yours during this time.

    Love, hugs, and prayers,
    Amanda, Cliff, Amelia, and Greyson

    Geno Carrier
    29 Jun 2022
    6:17pm

    My Aunt Mary was quite an individual, witty, smart, artistic. She was the youngest sister of my dads family. All his brothers and sisters were gifted. The summer of 67, I stayed with her family while working in Dallas just before my senior year in high school, you grow close when that happens. I will always have a soft spot in my heart for her and her family. RIP Aunt Mary, love you Geno.

    Roció Moralez
    29 Jun 2022
    6:24pm

    Ana mi mas sentido pésame para usted y familiares por el fallecimiento de su mamá fue un placer ver la conocido y compartir con ella. Descanse en paz y dios la tenga gozando de la vida eterna!

    Mary Slattery-Quintanilla
    29 Jun 2022
    7:02pm

    She was a unique and caring human being who brought joy and love to many. Such a lovely friend to our mother for over 50 years. How fortunate we were to have her as our next door neighbor. We will miss her so.
    Love to the Stewart family. Mary Slattery-Quintanilla

    Jennifer, Jim & Emily Morgan
    29 Jun 2022
    9:25pm

    What a wonderful Mother & Abuela♥️ She will be greatly missed by all that knew her . She was incredibly talented & her artwork will be a wonderful treasure for the family to hold on to; always made with love! She’s happy to be with her beloved husband & you can find peace & comfort with that in mind. My heart goes out to all of you

    Lauren DePrez Moore (Anna’s friend)
    29 Jun 2022
    9:30pm

    Stewart family, I had so many happy times in your home and your mom was forever the greeter, hostess, gifter and story teller that brought those times to life! I hope you remember each one of the happy times, all the amazing trips and wonderful holiday gatherings she was at the center of. I’m sure she is resting peacefully now and hope you can take some solace in knowing all the joy she brought to others on earth she is now sharing in heaven. You and your children were her pride and joy. Love to you all,

    Darlene Fuller
    29 Jun 2022
    9:55pm

    Aunt Mary was a force to be reckoned with! She was funny, articulate, mischievous, energetic, and loving! Her Halloween parties were unique and her home always open to company. She loved riding in my F-250, although getting her up into the cab left me pushing on her derrière! Mary was one of my favorite role models, and I had the great honor of having her as my Godmother.
    XOXOXOXO Darlene

    Mary Ann Krahmer
    30 Jun 2022
    7:50am

    Remembering when you, Carla and Jimmy when you were married at home with your Gracious Mother, Mary. So beautiful! I often tried to pattern my “cards” after your Mom but didn’t come close. Sending loving thoughts your way.

    Tripp Yarbrough
    30 Jun 2022
    8:02am

    May the hand of God rest on your whole family as his other hand reaches out to welcome and bless your mom. I offer up my prayers of peace, tranquility, comfort, and healing for you. Blessings!

    Jesus Mata
    30 Jun 2022
    9:15am

    Please accept my condolences during this difficult time.

    Deanna Boley
    30 Jun 2022
    12:12pm

    Your mother was a beautiful woman who will be missed.
    We love you Carla,
    Deanna & Robert

    Ron Overberg
    3 Jul 2022
    7:30am

    My condolences. May God lift you up and support the family during this time of adjustment. May the sadness her loss be replaced by smiles when you remember her.

    Theresa Velten Thompson-Marschewski
    4 Jul 2022
    4:40pm

    So sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful women. I have many pieces of art from her. Maria, you did an awesome job right up to the last. Bless your heart. I will not be able to attend as I am out of town.

    Vera Ann Richard
    6 Jul 2022
    5:18pm

    You were Sunshine Mary. You greeted me with open arms when I met you. God loves you more and I will miss you.

    Sharron Gonzalez
    6 Jul 2022
    10:18pm

    Mary was my first friend when I moved to Dallas…she was still my dear friend 52 years later. I will miss her very much.
    Sharron Gonzalez

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