In Memory
  Mary Kelly Woodard
         WHEREAS, A rich and purposeful life drew to a close with
  the passing of Mary Kelly Woodard of Hideaway on April 5, 2019, at
  the age of 83; and
         WHEREAS, The daughter of Eugene and Catherine Kelly, the
  former Mary Kelly was born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November
  13, 1935, and grew up with a sister, Helen; she graduated from the
  Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1956, and she went on to earn
  a bachelor's degree from East Texas State University and a
  master's degree from The University of Texas at Arlington; and
         WHEREAS, After working at a United States Army hospital in
  Stuttgart, Germany, Mary returned home to Pennsylvania and
  served as an emergency room, intensive care unit, and charge
  nurse at Riddle Memorial Hospital; she left practical nursing in
  1970 to join the Health Care Financing Administration and
  received a promotional transfer to the Dallas regional office in
  1977; and
         WHEREAS, This cherished woman shared a fulfilling union of
  23 years with her first husband, John Ace, until his death;
  fortunate enough to find love again, she exchanged vows with Bill
  Woodard in 1985, and they enjoyed a rewarding marriage that
  spanned more than three decades; Mrs. Woodard was the devoted
  mother of two children, Mike and Kathy, and a stepdaughter,
  Wendy, and she also took great pride in her grandchildren,
  Ashlyn, Meredith, and Carly, and her great-grandchildren, Macey,
  Aryn, and Karsyn; and
         WHEREAS, In retirement, the couple moved to Hideaway,
  where Mrs. Woodard delighted in socializing at the Hideaway
  Dance Club and the Hideaway Classic Car Club and playing golf
  with her husband; moreover, she was a valued congregant at the
  First Presbyterian Church in Tyler; and
         WHEREAS, Mary Kelly Woodard possessed a generosity of
  spirit that expressed itself in myriad ways, and she enriched the
  lives of countless people with her warmth and kindness; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas, 86th
  Legislature, hereby pay tribute to the memory of Mary Kelly
  Woodard and extend sincere condolences to her relatives and
  friends; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this Resolution be
  prepared for her family and that when the Texas Senate adjourns
  this day, it do so in memory of Mary Kelly Woodard.
        President of the Senate
        I hereby certify that the
    above Resolution was adopted by
    the Senate on May 9, 2019, by a
    rising vote.
        Secretary of the Senate
         Member, Texas Senate