Tue. Sep. 26, 2017
1:00 pm
Houston National Cemetery
10410 Veterans Memorial Drive
Houston , TX 77038.
In Memory of
Mary L. Geist

Mary Louise (Dybar) Geist, 91, passed away on September 18, 2017 in Missouri City, Texas.  She was born in Houston on July 22, 1926 to John Dybar and Minnie (Williams) Dybar.

She is survived by her three daughters, Sheila Roman & husband Guadalupe, Jennifer Parks & husband Daniel, and Kimberly Alford & husband Ron; grandchildren, Katlyn & Marissa Parks; and Alaina & Brianna Alford; and great-grandchild, Roy Alford.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Major George Geist.

Interment will be at Houston National Cemetery (10410 Veterans Memorial Drive) at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.


Message from
Your loving daughter, Kimmie-Coco
Wed, 09/20/2017

My mother was a pillar of strength, a competitor by heart, and a model of beauty and grace. She had aura about her that captured all those who had the privilege of meeting her, inviting them to be her friend. Upon the first "Hello," you were no longer just an acquaintance, you were a friend welcomed in her heart and home at any time. And there was never any judgmental line to cross when entering her hospitable world - wealth or social-economic standing was not a criteria for passage, for all were welcome. I remember for so many years, I would speak my disapproval of her cooking full-course meals for entire work crews who came to work on her house. I would candidly point out times where she had been quietly robbed when strangers were allowed to come into her house after feasting on her home-cooking. Still, the value of the items that were taken could never compare to the value she placed on giving. My mom, as well as my dad, were charities best friend. They gave considerable amounts of money to charities and organizations, some of which my sisters and I questioned the intent of their enterprise. "Charitable to a fault," I would often remark disdainfully, but that was before last Monday. You see, it isn't until now after my mom's passing that I understand her message - the life lesson she was trying to teach me: "Embrace all souls within our heart unconditionally and bless the good in everyone."

"It may be a little late coming, Mom, but I finally got it! I love you and I miss you. Give Dad a kiss for me when you see him at the Gates!"