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Mary Jo Stone

July 10, 1940 May 2, 2018
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Obituary for Mary Jo Stone

There are no words that truly capture the significant loss gripping our hearts. Our most beloved mother, grandmother, wife, friend, Mary Jo Stone (Mabry), 77, passed away May 2, 2018 with her children at her side.

Jo was born July 10, 1940 to Frank Carlyle and Marion Francis (née Gross) Mabry in Beaumont, TX. She raised her children, along with her husband, Gerald M. Stone in Midland, TX while working in the Oil and Gas industry. She moved in the early eighties to Houston, TX and continued work in the industry as a Landman.

She was truly one of a kind. Her enormous imagination and sense of humor were endless. Jo was loved immensely and adored. Jo found pure joy in the delight of her children and grandchildren. She seized all opportunities to lovingly indulge them. Jo attended all school and sporting events, cheering with joyous pride. And although some of her grandchildren lived far away, she was quick to hop on a plane so as not to miss any of their shining moments.

Jo kept her heart and mind open to many. She truly gave all of herself, and felt tremendous satisfaction helping others. She would gladly give them the "coat off her back."

Jo also loved pulling pranks and creating laughter. Giant Christmas presents might contain several balloons that would rise whimsically upon release. Or delightfully wrapped boxes might contain a taxidermic bobcat or perhaps some crazy vintage sneakers. She might just appear one day at your door with an enormous stuffed bear or a tray of Moeler's petite fours.

Jo's family members know fully that she loved them all for exactly who they are. They are comforted in knowing that heaven's doors will quickly open and all those living "above" shall delightfully encounter a soul like no other. "Take me always with you---- wherever you go and especially in who you become."

Jo is survived by her daughter, Janet and Ken Gustafson, Houston, TX, her son, Joseph "Hap" and Hiromi Stone, White Oak, PA; seven grandchildren, Buck Gustafson, Hiro Stone, Louis Gustafson, Annamarie Stone, Penelope Gustafson, Harrison Stone, and Henry Stone. Her former husband, Gerald (Jerry) M. Stone, Somerville, TX, and Charles B. Marino, Houston, TX.

A Funeral Mass will be held Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 10:30 a.m., St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church, 1801 Sage Road, Houston, TX.

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10:30 AM 5/9/2018 10:30:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church

1801 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056

St. Michael Catholic Church
1801 Sage Road Houston 77056 TX
United States

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