Mary Lee Hamm, “Granny”, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, August 3, 2018 at the age of 95. She was born on July 1, 1923. She was the matriarch of our family and leaves us all with many joyous memories filled with love and laughter. She was a caring friend, loving granny, and a wonderful mother. Family and friends were her passion and delight. She had a love for bridge and poker and was a member of several bridge clubs in the area. Granny was always very active and made many friends throughout her life. She loved to host and entertain. Her husband Maurice served in the Army Air Corps during World War II. With the twins in tow Mary Lee bravely joined him in Japan almost immediately after the war ended, as he served in the army of occupation. She worked to help support her family and was a head cashier for many years at Kroger in LaPorte. Her quick intelligence and spunky gambling spirit may well have led her to different accomplishments in another time, but she relished the role of mother, grandmother, great grandmother and family matriarch. The family wishes to thank all of her friends for their loving kindness. Mary Lee is preceded in death by her husband Maurice Hamm, her parents Berta and Fred Britz and brother, Fred Britz. She is survived by her four daughters; Sandra Maner, Andra Parchman and husband Danny Parchman, Linda Foster and husband David Foster, Deborah Anderson and husband Neil Anderson. She is also survived by her nine grandchildren; Mike and his wife Martha Holleman, Michele Martin and her husband Marty, Kim Davis and partner Kathleen, Scott Davis and his wife Robin, Dana Hanks and her husband Danny, Jennifer Foster and Travis Starkey, Bryan Foster and his wife Christina, Megan Anderson, Marc Anderson and by her fifteen great grandchildren; Jacob Holleman and wife Kim, Austin Holleman, Josh Martin, Cory Davis, Faith Davis, Jordyn Davis, Madisyn Hanks, Kaylee Hanks, Kyle Starkey, Kash Starkey, Tayler Foster, Cayden Foster, Emma Foster, Rylee Hardy, and Landon Veal. In lieu of flowers, Donations can be made to the First United Methodist Church of La Porte, 9601 W. Fairmont Parkway, www.fumclp.org. Arrangements were provided by Paul U Lee Funeral Home in La Porte Texas. Visitation will be at the First United Methodist Church of La Porte, 9601 W. Fairmont Parkway, on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm with a service following at 7:00 p.m.
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