Mary Ann Hess

Mary Ann Hess

1944-2020Hess, Mary Ann - Obit & Folder pic

Mary Ann was born September 26th, 1944, in Nichols Hills, Oklahoma.

She was raised in the four corners region of New Mexico with her brother, Milton. Her father passed away when she was in her late teens. She lost her mother in her early thirties.

She attended the University of Oklahoma, later graduating from Ft. Lewis College in Durango, CO with a degree in elementary education. She married, taught school, had two sons, Mitch and Jason, and divorced in Farmington, NM.

In 1985, Mary Ann met her soulmate, Jerry Hess in Albuquerque, NM. They married in 1987. Following career opportunities, they lived in many countries over fourteen years including: Philippines (twice), Japan, Hong Kong, China, Russia, Israel and Ireland. Together, Mary Ann and Jerry traveled extensively, each having visited over seventy countries around the world. They settled in Oklahoma to be near her son and grandson, often visiting her other son and eventually his family in Japan.

She worked as a home maker and at times a teacher, including special education. She volunteered for a variety of charities. Mary Ann was active in Golf and Bridge. Throughout her life Mary Ann pursued the Arts and was an expert seamstress and craftsperson. Her heart was in interior design and fashion. She was a dedicated host.

She passed away in Edmond, OK, without suffering at home with her husband Jerry by her side. Mary Ann is survived by her spouse Jerry, her sons Mitch and Jason, their spouses Kristine and Hiroko, and her grandchildren Jacob, Manon & Ace, her brother Milton and his family. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her half-brother Byron and half-sister Jackie.

Public visitation will be held from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, September 19, 2020 at Matthews Funeral Home.  Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, September 21, 2020 at First Christian Church in Edmond, OK with interment to follow at Gracelawn Cemetery.

We will be live streaming this service in an effort to accommodate those people that wish to attend but feel they should not due to the health regulations.  To watch the service CLICK HERE

4 thoughts on “Mary Ann Hess”

  1. We were all blessed to have known Mary Ann. I am sorry for your loss. I know we never recover from some things but we will all meet up again someday.

  2. I’m so grateful to have know Mary Ann through the Hidden Lake Book Club. She was so kind as was mentioned several times in this lovely service. I enjoyed her sweet nature and her wisdom in our many discussions. She will be missed so very much.

  3. Judy Petersen

    Mary Ann was my cousin, but more than that she was a dear friend. Although we lived many miles apart, we kept in touch and enjoyed sharing our lives with each other. She was so happy to have found Jerry and was proud and pleased with her sons and their families. I will miss her so much.

  4. Matt and Lisa Carnahan

    We are so sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. She was such a lovely person and we will always cherish the memories from our long-ago, carefree Albuquerque days. Our hearts go out to Jerry and the whole family.
    Love and big hugs,
    Matt and Lisa Carnahan

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