Mary Elizabeth (Ramsey) Kuykendall
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Mary Elizabeth (Ramsey) Kuykendall
Mary Elizabeth (Ramsey) Kuykendall
Mary Elizabeth (Ramsey) Kuykendall, 91, of Beeville, died Wednesday, June 19, 2013.

Mrs. Kuykendall was born Dec. 31, 1921, in Artesia Wells to Maybelle (Rodarmel) and John Newton Ramsey. She married Paul T. Kuykendall in Hondo on May 25, 1942.

Survivors include her husband, Paul T. Kuykendall of Beeville; a son, Daniel (Laurae) Kuykendall; a daughter, Mae (Robert Rich) Kuykendall; two grandsons, Alan Beals and Bill Kuykendall; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Iris Stremmel; and a brother, Joe Ramsey.

Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd., Ann Arbor, Mich., 48105.

Angelus Funeral Home
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July 10, 2013
Although I never had the honor to meet Mary Elizabeth Kuykendall, I know she must have been a kind, witty, and loving soul. Her daughter, Mae, embodies these traits. I believe Mae felt honored to have the privilege of being her mother’s daughter. Their connection was special and can never be undone. Mary Elizabeth will be missed tremendously, but I am grateful for the time she had and for the love she showed her family.
July 04, 2013
I met Mary Kuykendall only once, when I visited Texas many years ago. I knew that her daughter Mae loved her very much, and that she was the model for qualities in Mae that I admired.
Donald Hebert
July 01, 2013
Mary Kuykendall was my mother's sister and was one of eleven children raised by wonderful parents, John Newton Ramsey and Maybell Ramsey of Artesia Wells, Texas. I got to know Aunt Mary quite well the past fifteen years as we spoke often on the phone as some of her siblings began to have health issues and I tried to keep her updated on them and their families. She had a sharp mind, definite opinions and a great sense of humor. It was always a pleasure for me to make her laugh. I was not able to communicate with her the past year or two but I will miss her very much. Donald Hebert
July 04, 2013
Donald, thank you for your remembrance, and for all the good phone company you gave my mother. She enjoyed talking with you and knowing how and what her brothers and sisters and nieces and nephews were doing. Her laugh was great. She had a purely merry laugh, for fun, and one that had to do with recognizing absurdity, which is in plentiful supply in many quarters. Best, Mae
Jacqueline L.
June 27, 2013
I regret that I never had the privilege of meeting the late Mrs. Kuykendall in person, but her integrity and dry sense of humor live on in her daughter. Mae always spoke about her with tremendous love and respect. Heartfelt condolences to her husband, Mae's courtly father, and to their extended family.
Mae Kuykendall
June 24, 2013
Yet did I love thee to the last

As fervently as thou,

Who didst not change through all the past,

And canst not alter now.

The love where Death has set his seal,

Nor age can chill, nor rival steal,

Nor falsehood disavow:

And, what were worse, thou canst not see

Or wrong, or change, or fault in me.

The better days of life were ours;

The worst can be but mine:

The sun that cheers, the storm that lowers,

Shall never more be thine.

The silence of that dreamless sleep

I envy now too much to weep;

Nor need I to repine

That all those charms have pass'd away,

I might have watch'd through long decay.
June 23, 2013
I met Mary Elizabeth Kuykendall many years ago when her daughter, Mae, and I shared classes in junior high and high school. Mae and I have remained friends since then and I have had pleasant interactions with Mrs. Kuykendall over the years. She was always eager to visit, talk and listen. On her last visit to my home I recall her sitting near the fireplace, drinking "sweet" tea and making excellent conversation. She had a wonderful laugh that came with such ease. Her dry wit and humor always brought a smile to my face. Mae loved her dearly and I know that this loss will leave a huge hole in her heart. The family has my deep sympathy.

Pat Taylor
Adam Candeub
June 23, 2013
I only knew Mary Elizabeth Kuykendall through her daughter, Prof. Mae Kuykendall--but I feel as if I knew Ms. Mary Elizabeth Kuykendall quite well.

Through her daughter, I became familiar with and quite fond of a woman of great intelligence, perception, and moral strength.

Heartfelt condolences,

Professor Adam Candeub
Charles Adside III
June 26, 2013
I never had the privilege of knowing Mrs. Kuykendall personally. However, I became antiquated with her through her daughter, Professor Mae Kuykendall. Over the years, I have heard her speak about her quite frequently; it became apparent to me that her mother has had an immeasurable influence on her life, teaching her the necessity of personal integrity and individuality. The entire Kuykendall family are in my prayers. I hope that the happy memories from yesterday uplifts their spirits today.

Sincerely Yours,

Charles Adside, III., Esq.