Mary Sue Keahey

Mary Sue Keahey
November 18, 1935 – March 16, 2020

Mary Sue Keahey (Aka: Mom, Nana, Aunt Sue), 84, of Montgomery, went home to Glory to be with her precious Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Houston. Family Memorial Celebration and interment will be:
Saturday, March 21st at the Aggie Field of Honor, College Station, Texas.
*At this time, precautionary measures only allow for immediate family to attend.

Mary Sue was born to William Gaston and Francis (Ellis) Coleman on November 18, 1935, in Tyler. In her formative years, she was adventurous, loved the outdoors, played basketball, volleyball & softball. She loved the Lord, music, played the saxophone and sang like an angel. She met Eldred, the love of her life, while in high school on a blind date. During their courtship she received her Associates Degree from Tyler Junior College. They were married on June 11, 1955 and have had a richly blessed marriage of 65 years. Early on, she lovingly raised kids and diligently worked with the Texas Agriculture Extension Service to help Eldred graduate as a Veterinarian from Texas A&M University in 1964. While living mostly in College Station, together Mary Sue & Eldred raised four children, all of which graduated Texas A&M University along with all four of their spouses. Mary Sue was the ultimate partner and super Mom, totally devoted and involved in the lives and countless activities of her husband and children.

She unselfishly volunteered to serve and lead in her Church and community, bringing value and wisdom to all she touched. She served as the Administrative Assistant to the Head of the Industrial Distribution Department for several years as well as administrative support for Student Course Registration at Texas A&M. For 10 years, she was Administrative Assistant at the Wesley Foundation Student Outreach Ministry in College Station. She, no doubt, greatly impacted and enriched multitudes of student’s lives as a mentor, counselor, encourager, meal provider, visionary and friend.

Mary Sue was active and vibrant all of her life. At age 83, she was riding bicycles with her great grand kids, cooking in the kitchen and still dancing at weddings with her babies at 84. She loved to travel with Eldred and the family to see and experience the beauty of God’s creation. She was beloved by her children, adored by her grand children, and 7 great grand children. They were her pride and joy and she intentionally loved them well, sharing God’s truth, joy and peace through her genuine faith and trust in the Lord. By God’s Grace, Mary Sue truly loved her family.

Mary Sue is survived by her Husband, Dr. Eldred Keahey; four children and spouses: Hamp (Marilee), Andria (John), Kelly (Heather), Theresa Sue (Jerry); 13 grandchildren: Kalin (Seth), Lucas (Mary), Cody (Shelby), Marissa (Vitaliy), Dustin (Kelli), Jordan (Michaela), Lindsay (Alex), Tessa Sue (Clayton), Kimberly Sue (Matt), Paul (Pollyanna), Mindy, Matthew, and Casey; 7 great-grandchildren: Quinton, Braelyn, Braddock, Rayna Sue, Charli, Quorra, Xavier; Sister, Sonja (Edward); and Brother, Andrew (Sherry).

Serving as Pallbeares, honoring Mary Sue’s life are her Grandsons.

Memorial gifts in Honor of Mary Sue Keahey may be sent to: Colfax United Methodist Church, Attn: Joe McGee, P.O. Box 128, Van, Texas 75790.
Services are in the care of Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers, Bryan-College Station.

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  1. So sorry to hear about your mom. So many happy memories with the Keahey family growing up in College Station. Love to you all.

  2. Much Love and Prayers to the Keahey Family. Mary Sue was a wonderful lady with an incredible legacy of faith and family. God bless you all, our hearts go out to you.

  3. So very sorry to see this. I have so many fond memories of your Mom, as well as the rest of the family, from my high school years in College Station. Prayers for comfort for all of you. Becky (Covington), Leroy, Anna and Lee Miller

  4. So very sorry for your loss. Mary Sue was such a dear friend. I have many happy memories of her and your family. May God be with you all in these sad days. With sincere sympathy.

  5. Mary Sue was a great example for all of us and shared her love with many of us! She will be greatly missed! Love to all of you!

  6. What a role model in the CStat community and appreciated by so many ! I’ll never forget the generosity of your parents who allowed us to have a prom breakfast at your home in Emerald Forest, probably 1981. Our Condolences and hugs to all.
    Mark & Tamara Stacell

  7. To the Keahey family.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your mother was an integral part of so many of us at a young age not only at A&M United Methodist Church but the broader community as well. Through countless days of Girl Scout meetings, trips to Galveston, Bible School and so much more her wisdom, compassion and leadership impacted countless youth and adults in the area. I hope you know that that selfless service she exemplified was carried on through everyone she touched and radiates in the world today. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  8. Our deepest condolences to the Keahey family. Mrs. Keahey was a kind and wonderful lady. Her constant presence in our schools and social activities during our childhood made such a positive impact on all of us who knew her! Our hearts go out to your family.

    With much love,
    Tom & Miyuki Ritchey

  9. May God wrap His arms around you and your family with love, comfort and peace May you all bond together during this time, so sorry to hear about your mom, what a beautiful picture of her.
    Patricia Surovik A&M CHS ’81

  10. Our hearts are broken. Mary Sue and Eldred, and their family, were our dear friends when our son, Bill Doug, was growing up in College Station. Mary Sue was always the sweetest, kindest person, and we cherish the memories we have of our times spent with that family. We know our pain pales in comparison to that of Mary Sue’s family, and we pray for God’s Peace and comfort as all of you make your way through the coming days. May God bless our precious friends.

  11. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Hamp, Marilee, and family. Your Mom/Grandmother is precious to all of us who knew her here in Aberdeen, too. Love you all.

  12. Dear Dr. Keahey and family.
    We are so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Keahey was so thoughtful and caring. She always made Halloween a special time when John and Jason would stop by their house. Each year they would ask us if we would take them to see her and Dr. Keahey. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Jeff and Mary Haislet

  13. I am so very sorry to hear of her passing. She was like my second mom and one of the most gracious souls I have ever known. My prayers are with all the family.

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