Mary Louise (Pote) Beach (1936-2015)

Mary Louise (Pote) Beach, 79 of Buda, passed away Tuesday, November 10, 2015 in Kyle. She was born April 1, 1936 along with her identical twin sister, Mary Carroll in San Antonio, TX to James and Mary Pote. 

After high school she met her true love Thomas F. Beach and later married in 1955. She went on to become a phlebotomist at Baptist Hospital in Houston, TX. After moving to Buda in 1965, Mary worked as a letter carrier for the Buda Post Office retiring after 32 years of service. She was the leader of the first Girl Scout Troup formed in Buda and was a 4-H group leader from 1974 to 1978. Mary was an avid bowler and taught bowling to the blind. She loved animals – horses in particular – and was quite the equestrian, but her favorite companion was her cat Precious.  Mary was past secretary for the Travis County Sheriff’s Posse of Austin TX., member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Chapter of Clear Fork, TX., and was a member of the Buda Baptist Church since 1965.  She enjoyed hunting and fishing with her family.

Survived by her sister Mary Carroll (Pote) Bradford of Monahans, and her children, daughter Alta Marie and husband James Fleming of Buda, son Wayne Carlton and wife Bertha Beach of Buda, and son James Freeman Beach of Austin, nine grandchildren, Wayne and Malinda Beach of Buda, Jamé and Chris Cearley of Kyle, Aaron Lopez of Austin, Jerald and Taylor Beach of Luling, James Fleming Jr. of Buda, Crystal Medina of Buda, Ryan Reyes of Buda and Greg and Brittany Sanchez of Minnesota, twelve great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years Thomas Beach and parents James and Mary Pote.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, November 14, 2015 at the Fellowship Church of Plum Creek, Kyle.

The family would like to thank Pastor Griffin, grandson Chris and granddaughter Jamé and the Fleming family for all their hard work. 

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