MARY ANN DIEHL, 85, of Houston, passed very
peacefully surrounded by family on October 7, 2007. She was born on June 6
in Weimar, Texas to Joe J. and Emelie Hudec.
She is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Valentine and
daughters Mary Jo Watts, Valerie Dowling, Debbie Armstrong and Barbara
Fischer. Her cherished grandchildren are Cory Watts, Deann and Zac
Armstrong, Kayla, Anna and Carla Fischer and Blake Dowling. She is also
survived by sister-in-law, Edna Hudec of Weimar; godchildren, Mark Hudec
and Harvey Diehl and numerous special nieces, nephews, neighbors and
Her passion in life was to serve others compassionately, especially
through loving her family and her nursing career. She enjoyed gardening,
quilting, embroidering, and cooking. Mary Ann was an active member of
Christ the King Catholic Church, Knight of Columbus Ladies Auxillary
Council 2917 and Catholic Daughters of America. She attended Cornell
University and graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing. She then
devoted many years of dedicated service at St. Joseph's hospital as an RN.
The family will receive visitors from 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. with a
rosary at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8th, 2007 at Earthman Downtown,
2420 Fannin St. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr.
Norbert Maduzia at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 9, 2007 at Christ the
King Catholic Church, 4419 North Main St. The Rite of Committal will
follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery. Pallbearers are her son-in-laws
and grandsons who she loved dearly; Bruce Moffett, Stormy Dowling, Michael
Armstrong, Karl Fischer, Zac Armstrong and Cory Watts.
After many years of suffering, she is at peace in God's heavenly
Published in the Houston Chronicle on 10/8/2007.