Mary Durst

mary durst

July 29, 1934 ~ July 10, 2022

Born in: Houston, Texas
Resided in: College Station, Texas

Mary Elizabeth Durst, 87, of Bryan, TX died Sunday night, July 10, 2022. A visitation service will be held Friday, July 15, 2022 from 11AM-1PM at Callaway Jones in Bryan, TX. Graveside interment will follow immediately at Evergreen Memorial Park in Crockett, TX.

Mary was born to James Randolph and Mary Katherine Cleere on July 29, 1934 in Houston, TX. She grew up in Madisonville, TX and received a Degree in Education from North Texas State College in Denton, TX. She spent the years following teaching elementary school in California and Texas. In 1963 she married Louis H. Durst, Jr. and they had three children. The next part of her life was spent raising her children throughout the family’s many moves to Louisiana, England, California, and back to Texas. After moving to Bryan, TX in 1980, Mary returned to her career working with children in daycare centers. She retired in 2000, at which time she was able to enjoy reading, taking care of her dogs, and most importantly spending time with her grandson.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis H. Durst, Jr.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Vicky and husband, Tom Herrmann of College Station, TX, daughter Kathy Durst of College Station, TX, son James and wife, Kim Durst of Austin, TX, grandson Jared and wife, Bekah Herrmann of La Porte, TX, grandsons Zach and Reese Coleman of Austin, TX, brother-in-law, Jack D. Owen of Houston, TX, sister-in-law, Ferrell Cleere of Midway, TX, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to nurses Ro, Andrea, and Dawn, as well as Dr. Mamigonian of Enhabit Health and Hospice for the loving care and concern they provided for Mary and her family.


Visitation: July 15, 2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Room: Bluebonnet Chapel

Callaway-Jones Funeral Home & Cremation Center
3001 S College Ave
Bryan, TX 77801


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  1. I regret not being closer to Mary E. and the children. I pray that God will bless and comfort you in your
    loss. My brother was very proud of his family and so am I.

  2. I am very sorry for the loss that the Durst family is experiencing and I share my deepest condolences.

    “May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you
    In the palm of his hand.”

    -An Irish Blessing

  3. Mrs. Durst just a wonderful lady full of spirit, and just easy going. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen her, but I’ve often thought about you now, and then. You maybe gone but I’ll never forget you and Jarrett she loved you from the time you were born. Vicky may you all have the peace that only God can give because I know she’ll be above watching over you all. Kathy, and James god bless, and keep you also.
    Rest with God my dear friend. Your sister in Christ, and longtime Kiddie Castle co-worker. Beth S,

  4. Vicky, Kathy, James and family so sorry for your loss. Your mom will be forever with you.

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