Deceased Classmate: Mary Inglis (1970)
Date Deceased: July-25-2008
Age at Death: 56
Cause of Death:
Classmate City: Austin
Classmate State: TX
Classmate Country: USA
Survived By: sister Ann Inglis, brothers John and Scott Inglis and their families
Mary was a beautiful wonderful person who was loved and respected and admired by so many. She was a successful career woman. She was a great and dear friend. She was a sister and daughter and aunt in ways that are so essentially good that they defy description. She was sensitive to people’s needs without intruding in their affairs. She was a good person. Mary had a rare ability to maintain a sense of propriety, dignity, grace, and privacy while at the same time being warm and witty generous gracious smart sincere creative and fun-loving. She selflessly took on private projects integral to individual people’s lives, she loved to travel, she organized exciting trips with family and friends and on her own. She managed to be both deliberate and spontaneous. She set her sights and hit her mark most of the time. Mary was born in Baltimore, Maryland. Her family moved to Houston twice, finally in 1967. She lived in Austin her entire adult life, and loved Austin and the Texas hill country. She dreamed of retiring to Wimberley, bought a nice lot on the Blanco River, then decided it was too far away from all the action and convenience and friends, so turned around and sold it. She's remembered for being organized to a “T”, almost always decisive, and willing to make changes. Mary graduated from Westchester in 1970. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University (now called Texas State) in 1974 with a degree in business, where she made life-long friends her first year there who were often her fellow traveling buddies. She had a successful career as a marketing executive for companies such as Motorola and AMD, complete with lots of travel. She loved her English and Irish heritage and made many trips to Britain. And she loved collecting things, going to Trade Fair Days in Wimberley, and the Farmer’s Market in Austin. She never met a stranger. Mary is survived by hundreds of caring friends; her two brothers and sister and their families: John Inglis and wife Ulrike Schellhammer of Dayton, Ohio and their daughter Sophie; Scott Inglis and wife Pam of Mendham, New Jersey and their sons Connor and Sam; and Ann and husband Stan McBee of Houston. Her parents, John and Kathleen Inglis preceded her in passing from this world, he in November of 2006, and she in July of 1995 exactly 13 years before Mary.
From Scott Inglis:
Mary Inglis was the class of 1970. Mary was a very good student and a leader both at school (I think she was a junior class representative) and among her friends. Mary did service projects, like the time she and some friends (I can't remember if it was a student organization) planted the pine trees on the front South side of the school (they are huge now!). Mary did have a mischievous side, like the night she and some friends filled the drains in the courtyard with cement and then turned on the water. They created a small flood for school the next day. Mary passed away at her home in Austin on July 25, 2008. Mary is sorely missed by her family, dear friends from Westchester, Southwest Texas State U. (now Texas State) and many work associates.