Obit - Mary Ann Salas, 1953
Weimar Mercury, 19 Jun 1953 , page 1
Mary Ann Salas, 6, Cancer Victim, Buried Here Monday
A year of suffering came to an end last Saturday morning for little Mary Ann Salas, 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Salas, when she succumbed to cancer at St. Joseph ’s Hospital in Houston .
Funeral services were held at Hubbard Funeral Home and St. Michael’s Catholic Church here Monday morning, June 15, the first anniversary of the day she became ill. Burial was in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Mary Ann was 5 and looking forward to her first year at school when she became ill June 15, 1952 . Her physician here sent her to Houston specialists, and a few days later she underwent an operation at St. Joseph ’s. After about six weeks treatment she was apparently cured, and shortly after her 6th birthday September 8 she started to school. In November she became ill again and had another operation, and since that time she had been hospitalized frequently. Her last stay at St. Joseph ’s was for seven weeks.
Mary Ann was the second Weimar child to die of cancer within the past year, and by a strange coincidence the other victim was the child of close neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Rodgers. Gilbert Rodgers Jr., who died last December at the age of 4, first became ill just a month before Mary Ann.
Mary Ann is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Salas; two brothers, Frankie, who will be in the 10th grade next fall, and James, who has completed his first year at the University of Texas ; and her grandparents, Mrs. Mary Pesek of Schulenburg and Mr. and Mrs. James Salas of Bay City.
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