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Mary Elizabeth Pickard
  • 74 years old
  • Date of birth: Feb 14, 1941
  • Place of birth:
    San Antonio, Texas, United States
  • Date of passing: Aug 27, 2015
  • Place of passing:
    San Antonio, Texas, United States
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. ~ Charles Schulz

Mary Elizabeth Pickard joined her heavenly Father on Aug. 27, 2015,
in San Antonio after a brave battle with breast cancer.

The family hosted a 
memorial service and reception:

Coker United Methodist Church
San Antonio, Texas
1:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

In lieu of flowers, donations directed to

Down Syndrome Association of Brazos Valley - Buddy Walk
Via credit card online at:
Via check / mail to: 1802 Wilde Oak Cr., Bryan, Texas, 77802

You may use the tabs above (Gallery, Stories, etc.) to leave comments or pictures of your own. We welcome your remembrances. 

We love you, Mom, and you are in our hearts forever. We miss you every single day.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sondra White on 28th August 2017

"Mom: I can hardly believe that it's been two years since you left us for a better place. I'm still so sad that you had to go through such a challenging time. It is so unfair. We think of you every single day, and we're taking care of each other like you would want us to do. I think of you when I see sunflowers, the ocean, a beautiful sky, my sweet father, sister and brother, nephews, little Lola and my Q. I see you in all of them, and you will always be with us. Thank you for watching over us."

This tribute was added by Travis Edlund on 14th February 2017

"Happy Birthday Gramma!  I love you and I can't wait for you to see little Lola.  I know you will be visiting her in her dreams. Of Course, you were born on this day we celebrate with love and hearts.

Happy Birthday and We are always thinking about you"

This tribute was added by Claudia Lucia on 18th September 2015

"So very sorry for the loss of such a beautiful lady!
May John 5:28,29 comfort your heart with the resurrection hope...and the time Isaiah 33:24 when NO resident will say "I am sick""

This tribute was added by N Sam on 8th September 2015

"Dear Family of Mary,

I'm sorry that you are experiencing the mourning of losing a love one. Many if not all of us has experienced this, but I would like to share a brief scripture that will may just bring you comfort.

(Revelation 21:4) And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”

Thanks for reading."

This tribute was added by Debi Hopper on 5th September 2015

"I'm crying as I write this, and Sitting out Zumba today, for a Moment of Silence and Respect for Mary Pickard and Sharon Pickard. Because your Mom was an Artist, I wrote this in Tribute of her Shining Life:
Your Life is a Blank Canvas...Paint Carefully on the Canvas of your Life.
Your Life is a Song, Sing the Words that Inspire Others to Honor God, Jesus, and Their Glory, Truth, and Compassion. All my Love, Debi Kay Hopper. Your Gospel Singer, Singing for Your Family from Del Rio. O:)"

This tribute was added by Doug Peterson on 2nd September 2015

"Mary will be greatly missed by her many neighbors and friends in Camino Bandera.  Our condolences to Bob, Sondra, Sharon, Darrell and all of Mary's family.  We feel blessed to have known Mary for over 20 years and have many treasured memories of great times together!
         Love, Doug and Rose Ann"

This tribute was added by Jim Odell on 1st September 2015

"To Bob Pickard and family.  Although it has been many years since we worked together at Joskes, it was with great sadness I learned of Mary's passing. You and your family are in our prayers during this time.  Please know that she lives on in the hearts of those she touched in life...and there are many! May God richly bless you all."

This tribute was added by Julie Bush on 1st September 2015

"Beautiful Aunt were such a bright light shining in our family.  You always had a smile on your face and kindness in your words. Thank you for always being a role model, energetic, and always full of love.  Your children and grandchildren are a lasting tribute to all you and Uncle Bob accomplished.  Your legacy lives on with them."

This tribute was added by kimberly call on 1st September 2015

"I will always remember Aunt Mary with her sweet, kind smile and how she would always put her hand on my arm and tilt her head and say “now Kim, how are you, tell me all about the kids".  She had the kindest heart and I know how much her family will miss her. Her beautiful spirit lives on through her children and my memories of her are forever in my heart.  I will miss you, Rest in Peace Aunt Mary. My condolences to you Uncle Bob, I will keep you in my prayers."

This tribute was added by Jan Puhl on 1st September 2015

"I have wonderful memories of Mary with fun times on tennis courts in La Canada, club trips to RIo Bravo Resort and our get together in Santa Fe, laughing just like old times.  Mary is at peace now and will be missed by all who were fortunate to have known her.  I send loving thoughts to Bob and Family.  Jan Puhl"

This tribute was added by Helen Schreiber on 1st September 2015

"My Awesome Aunt Mary...i am grateful your suffering is over but I will miss you terribly. I will miss the times we would see each other at OUR HEB and talk and catch up. Please give Momma and Daddy a hug and kiss from me and Cody. We love you!"

This tribute was added by Jan Lipman on 1st September 2015

"We will miss you so much , Mary.  We shared many years of laughter and love in both California and Texas with you and Bob.  We are grateful that you are now at peace with the Lord.  Our love forever, Steve and Jan"

This tribute was added by Kris Newton on 31st August 2015

"My heart breaks for your loss.   I wish my words could bring you comfort.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers."

This tribute was added by Jackie Fortney on 31st August 2015

"Bob and Sharon, my deepest condolences.  My thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.  Love you both."

This tribute was added by Gayle Wood on 31st August 2015

"I love you, Aunt Mary! I can still hear the loud laughter and happy screams when you and Mom were together. You were not only her sister, but her best friend. I will always cherish the memories of our Schreiber Christmas Eve gatherings and the special dinners Lew and I shared with you and Uncle Bob. We will miss you."

This tribute was added by Natalie Hart on 30th August 2015

"The Evetts family light a candle for such a wonderful, loving gracious lady..."

This tribute was added by Jennifer Schreiber Peterson on 30th August 2015

"Aunt Mary was such a beautiful, kind spirit that we loved dearly.  Her legacy, her children and grandchildren, shows what kindness and beauty she brought to this world.  Her suffering is over and she is watching over all of us.  We love you Aunt Mary!"

This tribute was added by Travis Edlund on 30th August 2015

"I love you Gramma.  I am glad your suffering is over.  See you soon."

This tribute was added by Barta Busby on 30th August 2015

"I love you Mary.  You were my dearest neighbor.  We raised our children together, exercised, did projects, and had lots of fun.  You
are such a good example for all of our children and us too..  Please save a place at the table for us all in heaven. - Barta"

This tribute was added by Barta Busby on 30th August 2015

"Well done good and faithful childhood friend, high school buddy, neighbor, employee, and huggable buddy. It was a pleasure living life with you and knowing your family. Love you BUZ"

This tribute was added by Gay Pridgeon on 30th August 2015

"I met Mary only once but I know she must have been a wonderful lady to have raised a woman like Sondra. Their family is blessed to share so much love."

This tribute was added by Dee Huggins on 30th August 2015

"Randy and I only knew you for 15 years Mary, but it felt like a lifetime.
We have so many great memories; all the nights playing Rummikub, taking drives through the Hill Country and our many dinners. Oh, and the trip you made with me to get Zoe. You and Bob made us feel right at home when we moved in across the street. You'll be forever in our hearts and you were a light in our lives.
Bless you our dear friend!  Love, Randy and Dee Dee"

This tribute was added by Joe Pickard on 30th August 2015

"Love you Aunt Mary and love to your whole family"

This tribute was added by Janet Pickard-Bausch on 30th August 2015

"I have known my Aunt Mary all my life and thought she was so pretty.  Her blond hair and her laugh that can always be heard if you just close your eyes and listen..... It was always followed by "OH BOB"!  Uncle Bob (my godfather) made my Aunt very happy. And my prayers go out to him now because they had something very special....

Aunt Mary thank you for playing words with friends with me, I will miss you. I am so glad the last time we talked I was able to tell you my double biopsy was normal.  You were very happy for me and I knew you would be."

This tribute was added by Melinda Curry on 30th August 2015

"Long-time friends of the Schreiber family, my family and I send our condolences on the passing of Mary.  Our prayers go with her and those left to mourn her.  She was an amazing lady, and she left behind a beautiful legacy.  
From the Roger Lawrence Family (Greg and Jeff Lawrence, Melinda Lawrence Curry, Julie Lawrence Miller, and Peggy Lawrence Ware)"

This tribute was added by Darrell Pickard on 30th August 2015

"Love you Mom.  You are forever in my heart.  I look forward to the day we unite again in heaven."

This tribute was added by Andrea Wood on 29th August 2015

"Such a lovely lady. I will miss her terribly and our laughs we had when visiting from Maine . She was like a mother to me and I will always hold a special place in my heart for dearest Mary. I loved looking at all the happy family photos. How fortunate you all are to have shared such a close bond which will carry you through the days ahead......when I look at the stars I know she is smiling down at us . I love you all so much .  God bless ~ Andrea , Brenden & Connor"

This tribute was added by DeeAnn Simmons on 29th August 2015

"We will all miss you, but please take care of Wayland while you are dancing with the angels. I will see you before too long.
Love you, DeeAnn"

This tribute was added by Rosemary Melody on 29th August 2015

"Our condolences to you and your family, Sharon.  Godspeed, she is at peace now.  Rosemary"

This tribute was added by Pamela McLaughlin Kaiser-Webb on 29th August 2015

"Your beautiful mom and my mom were in the same class at Edison and went on to Texas State where they studied many of the same classes.  My mom was also friends with her brother at Marshall when he was principal, and as a teen as well.  She always spoke highly of them all, and thought your mom was a wonderful person.  Though I never  met her in person, I did get to know her wonderful children; and know she had to have been a fantastic mom to have raised such loving, caring children.  Her artwork has blessed me this year, as I watched the beauty of her art remain strong while her body was trying to beat that awful cancer.  I could tell by her pictures that she loved this beautiful earth, and more importantly the Lord who created it.  I know she has found her peace in her Heavenly home, and I know she will be waiting for her family to join her there with open arms.  God bless you all.  I hope she finds my mom there, as she is new to Heaven too, and they have a great "Golden Bear" reunion.  Much love to you all."

This tribute was added by Ron White on 29th August 2015

"Beautiful Lady, You have won the battle!  Shine on, Karen White"

This tribute was added by Janice Cummons on 29th August 2015

"As a friend of Darrell's I enjoyed seeing his mom's beautiful artwork that he would share on Facebook.
  Darrell is such a helpful, loyal, and loving man that I know his Mom must be watching down from heaven and smiling. May her cloud move across the sky like a wave across the sea and may there always be a whisp of sea breeze going through her hair. Thank you for sharing your mom with us Darrell."

This tribute was added by Kim Lynch on 29th August 2015

"Although I never got to meet this beautiful woman, I feel that I know her, and I know what kind of amazing mother she was. You only have to get to know her son, Darrell, to realize what a wonderful mother she must have been. He is one of the most kind, loyal, hardworking and genuine people I know. I have no doubt that this means Mary and her influence lives on every day, in Darrell.  My thoughts and prayers are with you, Darrell, and with all your family."

This tribute was added by Sondra White on 29th August 2015

"I love you Mom. Thank you for always loving and supporting me throughout the ups and downs of my life. Whether I was near home or far away (on Guam and Hawaii), it never mattered; I always felt like you were with me. Distance and time was irrelevant. It's the same now until we meet again. Please give all our dear departed dogs and cats a big hug for me: Muffy, Dexter, Cagney, Dalton, Spirit, Ben, Gus, Nanuk, Dutch, Chloe, Hazel, Tiger, Leon, Gato, Sheba, Lestat, Shadow, Bou, Luna and Luther. We always talked about seeing them again some day. I hope they surround you with love."

This tribute was added by Sharon Wood on 29th August 2015

"I love you mommy"

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This memorial is administered by:

Darrell Pickard
Sondra White
Sharon Wood


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