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Mary Harris Gibson Todaro

Mary Harris Gibson Todaro passed away May 1, 2019, after a long and hard fought battle with Parkinson's disease. Never one to complain, Mary faced her illness as she had faced other life challenges; with grace, courage, and the sheer will to make the most of each day.         

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Mary Belle and R. S. Harris, Sr., her brother, Syl Harris, Jr., her sister, Jean Harris Lester, and her first husband, Donald B. Gibson. 

She is survived by her children, David Gibson of Pikeville, TN, Mary Hollingsworth (Jeff) of Signal Mountain, TN, Betsy Barkley (Dana) of Houston, and Susan Coe (Robert) of Austin; 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren; and also by the faithful love of her later life, Chuck Stone. 

A Celebration of Life piano concert will be held on Tuesday, May 21, at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, in the Green Room at Treemont Retirement Community, 2501 Westerland Dr.  Mary’s final resting place will be in her childhood home of Tennessee, where her family will gather for a private service later this summer.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Houston Area Parkinson’s Society (HAPS), (www.hapsonline.org), or to Houston Hospice, (www.houstonhospice.org).    


Donations may be made to:

Houston Area Parkinson Society
2700 Southwest Freeway, Suite 296, Houston TX 77098
Web: http:// www.hapsonline.org

Houston Hospice
1905 Holcombe Blvd., Houston TX 77030
Tel: 1-713-468-2441
Web: http://www.houstonhospice.org/donate.aspx


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