Mary Eunice Marie Fears Sanders

  • Born: July 14, 1920
  • Died: February 3, 2019
  • Location: San Antonio, Texas

Porter Loring Mortuary North

2102 North Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX 78232
Tel. (210) 495-8221

Tribute & Message From The Family

Our beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Sanders, passed away at the age of 98 on February 3, 2019
She was born in Farwell, Texas on July 14, 1920, to Benjamin Franklin Fears and Bessie Lois Coleman Fears and moved with her family in 1924 to Uvalde, Texas where her father was editor of the local newspaper. She married Prentice Caskey Sanders in 1940 and moved to Austin, Texas in 1948. They were married for 39 years until he passed away in 1979.
She was employed by Western Publications in Austin Texas as assistant editor of True West and Frontier Times for 17 years.
Formerly a resident of Austin, Texas for 45 years, she spent the last 25 years of her life in the love and comfort of her daughter, Linda, in San Antonio, Texas. She was a member of Park Hills Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Bessie and Benjamin Fears; sisters and brothers: Hazel Lois Fears, Harold Franklin Fears, Claude Hollis Fears, Vera Coleman Fears Henefey; and her son-in-law, Robert James Barragy.
Mary is survived by her children: Linda Marie Sanders Sheerin Barragy, Jean Elaine Sanders Russell and Barbara Gayle Sanders Porch and husband Ron Porch, Sr.
She is also survived by her grandchildren: James Dana Sheerin and fiancée Norma Juarez, Cynthia Marie Sheerin Thomas and husband Lt. Col. Ret. Mitchell, Stacey Renee Sheerin Lesieur and husband Rob, Ron Porch, Jr and wife Cindy, Tim Porch and fiancée Aime Arieno, Brittany Russell Lewis and husband Greg, Heather Russell Bauer and husband Christopher, Courtney Russell Holder and husband Scott, Leslie Russell and fiancé Ricky Lenhart; her great-grandchildren: Charles Austin and Kathlynn Marie Thomas and fiancé Christopher Kent, Ava Marie and Andrew James Lesieur, Austin Wayde Porch, Jackson, Isabelle and Lucy Lewis, Lily, Claire and Zane Bauer, Eve, Charlotte, Eliot and Jane Holder; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.

11:00 AM

Pastor Michael Insley will be officiating. Pallbearers will be James Sheerin, Ron Porch, Jr., Tim Porch, Charles Thomas, Austin Porch and Andrew Lesieur.
A special thanks to the staff at Sonterra Health Center for the care and comfort of our loved one while in their care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in her memory to St. Jude Children's Hospital or the charity of your choice.