2016-06-23 / Obituaries

Mary E. “Beth” Gest

Mary E. “Beth” Gest, 87 of the Gay Hill Community, passed away Sunday, June 12, 2016 in Round Rock. Graveside services were held on Thursday, June 16, 2016 at the Gest Family Cemetery in the Gay Hill Community with Rev. Ray Prince officiating.

Beth was born April 9, 1929 in Thorndale to John Morgan and Mary Susan (Williams) Smith. She graduated from Thorndale High School and married Antone W. Gest on October 11, 1953 in Thorndale. After marriage she moved to the Gay Hill Community. Beth was a homemaker who enjoyed helping out on the farm, gardening and pretty much anything outdoors, and she loved her cows. She was a member of Pleasant Retreat United Methodist Church in Thorndale.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Antone W. Gest; parents, John Morgan and Mary Susan Smith; and great granddaughter, Maggie Schneider.

Beth is survived by her son, Luke Gest and wife Mary of the Gay Hill Community; grandchildren, Monica Donohue and fiancé David of Belton, Cheryl Schneider of the Gay Hill Community, Eric Morton and wife Leslee of Giddings, and Misty Morton of Taylor; great grandchildren, Justin Donohue and wife Linda of Taylor, Brandon Donohue of College Station, Marcus Gest and girlfriend Chelsea of Thorndale, Clay Schneider and wife Bailey of Thorndale, Tyler Morton of Rockdale, Colby Morton and girlfriend Ashley of Caldwell, Matt Schneider and girlfriend Deann of Thorndale, Spc. Trey Fuller of North Carolina, Madison Morton of Caldwell and Brynn Morton of Caldwell; great-great grandchildren, Jaelynn Gest of Caldwell and Kenzie Gest of Thorndale; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and family.

Pallbearers were her great grandchildren.

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