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Mary Elizabeth Rush Mazoch, 78, Orange


Last updated 1/11/2021 at 2:01pm

On January 9, 2021, Mary Elizabeth Rush Mazoch gained her angel wings at the young age of 78.  

Funeral Services to honor Mary's Life will be held January 13, 2021 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 2:00 with Funeral Services to follow at 2:00.  Officiating will be Pastor Lynn Ashcraft.  Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. 

Mary's life was surrounded by constant love from her family and lifelong friends.  Family was very special to her, always expressing how proud she was of their accomplishments.

Born in Independence, Louisiana on August 18, 1942 to Jesse Napolean & Allie Venita Rush.   Her family moved to Texas in 1946 and graduated from Bridge City High School in 1961.  Mary often told us stories about strutting with the "White Flashes" drill team at Bridge City High and being voted Best Dress Girl her senior year.  Mary proudly made most of her clothes or would buy a special outfit at Town & Country.  She later became a lifelong resident of Orange. 

While raising her daughter and son she attended Barbizon School of Modeling and Real Estate School.  Then she went to work for Dupont as a Process Operator in 1978 and retired in 2001.  Her fellow colleagues referred to her as "Mrs. M" and ultimately respected her as a strong minded and confidant female that was dedicated to her roles there. Her driven mind set and perseverance was valued by all of Dupont.

She always enjoyed life to the fullest and loved passing time in her beautiful yard on the bayou, spending time at her beach cabin and taking long walks on Crystal Beach with her granddaughter, Sydney.  Another one of her favorite pastimes was shopping late at night and getting packages delivered every week from QVC network. She has served in numerous organizations and clubs including being a member of the Orange & Beaumont Power Squadron, Red Hat Society Club and Board Member of the Orange Camp Fire Counsel.  In later years, she looked forward to her weekly Canasta games and playing Bingo & Bunco with her best girlfriends.  She also enjoyed traveling the world and anticipating when and where her next trip would be, especially cruising the Caribbean.

This classy, vivacious lady always had a pretty smile on her face, and most people that knew her, called her a true "Southern Belle"!  She will truly be missed by so many.    

In addition to her parents, she was proceeded in death by her sister, Margaret Ann Roberts of Bee Branch, Arkansas and brother, J.C. Rush of Orange, Texas.  

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Christi Moerbe and husband Larry of Orange, TX; Charles Darden and wife Lora of Round Rock, TX; her loving brother, Ken (Kenny) Rush and wife Sara of New York, NY; granddaughters, Sydney Wimberley of Murrells Inlet, SC, Sarah Moerbe of Denver, CO; grandson, Matthew Moerbe of Clearlake, TX; special & lifelong friend, Charles Darden, Jr. Also dear to her heart were Jessica Rush, Ben Rush and Lisa Rush Vercher; along with many other family members.

Pallbearers honoring Mary: Charles Darden, Jr. Larry Moerbe, Matthew Moerbe, Lisa Rush Vercher, Jonathan Stevenson, Ryan Conner, Mike Magnuson and Steve Rahja.

Honorary Pallbearers: Ben Rush, Charlie Dixon and Curt Dixon.

In addition to the Funeral Service, there will be a "Celebration of Mary's Life" scheduled for a later date for all her family and friends.

If you would like to donate to the COVID Relief Fund you can do so at in memory of Mary Mazoch.

Social distancing will be taken seriously at her service. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.


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