Mary Lucas Arnold
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Mary Lucas Arnold
  • November 17, 1920 - November 29, 2017
  • Bryan, Texas

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Mary Fay Lucas Arnold, 97, of Bryan passed away Wednesday evening November 29, 2017 at the Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility in Bryan. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM, Sunday, December 3, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan. Funeral Services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 4, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan with Reverend David Strawn of First Baptist Church College Station officiating. Interment will be at Rest-Ever Memorial Park Cemetery in Bryan.

Mary was born at home in Argo, Texas on November 17, 1920 to William Burney Terrell and Cora Ellen Murphy Terrell. She attended school in Argo and Mt. Pleasant, Texas. On September 5, 1943 Mary joined the Women's Army Corp to do her part in serving her country during World War II. She met and married William Everett "Bill" Lucas in January 1944. With her husband being an Engineer with Brown and Root, she and her family traveled and lived in Haiti, Venezuela, and eventually College Station to build the International Shoe Factory in Bryan. When her husband retired, they made Bryan their permanent home. After Bill's death in 1972 she married T.H. "John" Arnold who is also deceased. Mary was the Assistant Credit Manager at Sears in Bryan for 25 years. At the time of her death she was one of two of the oldest living members of First Baptist Church in College Station. She was also a member of the American Legion Earl Graham Post 159 and the VFW Auxiliary Post 4692, both of Bryan. She was also a member of the Bryan Chapter #222 Order of the Eastern Star for over 50 years

She is preceded in death by her parents, a grandson William R. Lucas, Jr., five brothers, Fleming, John, Whitey, Clem, and Sebe Terrell, and three sisters, Ellen Terrell (infant), Mildred Justice, and Juanita Anderson.

She is survived by her son, William R. "Randy" Lucas and Paula of Woodbridge, Virginia; her daughter, Elaine Hoyak and husband Jodie of Bryan; one sister, Helen Wilbanks of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; two granddaughters, Kristine Elander and husband Robert of Round Rock and Cindy Hoyak Wicht of Bryan; six great-grandchildren, Shannon Galvan and husband Chris, Josh Elander and wife Brittney, Lauren Elander, Chase Elander, Ethan Wicht, and Hayden Wicht; and one great-great-granddaughter, Olivia Mae Galvan. She is also survived by Margie Lucas of Round Rock, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley or to First Baptist Church of College Station.