Obituary of Mary Lacombe Jarvis
Mary Catherine Lacombe Jarvis passed away peacefully on April 6, 2023 at the age of 91, just 10 days shy of her 92nd birthday. She was born to Mary Elizabeth Hurteau and Leon Stephen Lacombe on April 16, 1931, and grew up in Massena, NY, where she lived with her parents and two younger brothers, who always kept her on her toes with their shenanigans.
Mary met her husband, Herb, when he was renting a room at her grandmother’s home. He was immediately smitten and remained in love with her throughout their 62 years of marriage. Mary and Herb were devoted to each other. Mary had many talents including sewing, crocheting, and crafting. She loved making ornaments for Christmas and other holidays and sharing her gifts.
Mary's family meant everything to her. With her husband Herb, they bought a trailer and traveled all over the United States, often singing songs and playing games to keep their children entertained. Their favorite local campground was Cole’s Creek on the St. Lawrence River, where they enjoyed walks, bike rides, campfires, and swimming, regardless of the weather. Mary and Herb continued to camp well into their retirement years.
Mary spent the first part of her life in Massena, until she moved to Hilton Head Island, SC in 1983. Living just one block from the beach in Hilton Head was a dream come true for Mary. She so enjoyed walks on the beach with Herb. However, after her grandchildren were born, she and Herb moved to Pearland, TX and lovingly baby sat for their granddaughters when they were young.
Mary was a devout Roman Catholic who lived her faith every day of her life. She and Herb were active members of every parish they joined, volunteering in many roles, including teaching Sunday school and serving as Eucharistic ministers.
After Mary and Herb moved to Pearland, they quickly found a home at St. Helen Church where they became daily communicants. They cherished the sense of community they found there and were grateful for the many friends they made over the years. They most enjoyed preparing children for their First Communion.
Living in Country Place, a senior community, gave Mary and Herb ample opportunities to remain active and involved. They loved attending potlucks, participating in game nights and community get-togethers.
Mary will be deeply missed by her loved ones, but her memory will forever remain in their hearts. She was a woman of great character, faith, and love, who will always be remembered for her dedication to her family and community.
Mary was a loving wife to her husband Herbert L. Jarvis, who preceded her in death in 2014. She is survived by her daughters Debra and husband Kenneth Kaiser, and Susan and husband Kenneth Myers. She had five grandchildren: granddaughters Camille Mary Kaiser Farhadi and her husband Matthew Farhadi (Houston), and Stella Adele Kaiser (Fort Worth) and grandsons Austin, Jason, and Matthew Myers. Also surviving her are her brothers Robert Leon Lacombe and John Paul (Jack) Lacombe and wife Jessalyn Guenther Lacombe. She leaves behind nieces Beth Lyn Lacombe Shafer and Suzanne Elizabeth Lacombe Gibson (Ian), and nephews Robert Leon Lacombe Jr. (Nancy), Michael Stephen Lacombe (Eileen), and John Paul Lacombe, Jr. Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her sister-in-law Alyne Miner Lacombe (wife of Robert). She was also preceded in death by her dear nephew William David Lacombe and is survived by his wife, Wendy Lacombe and her Godson, Paul Lacombe, and many great nieces and nephews and cousins.
In Loving Memory
1931 - 2023
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