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Mary Elizabeth Tompkins

February 22, 1941 March 20, 2018
Mary Elizabeth Tompkins
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Obituary for Mary Elizabeth Tompkins

Mary Elizabeth Tompkins
February 22, 1941 – March 20, 2018

Mary Elizabeth (Meyers, Russell) Tompkins has permanently relocated from Boerne, TX to 2018 Main Street, Heaven, on March 20, 2018. She has been looking forward to meeting Jesus, umm, and Elvis, for a lifetime.

Born in Weslaco, TX in 1941, Mary Elizabeth (77) grew up on a small farm and excelled in her academic studies, graduating 9th in the Weslaco High School Class of 1959. She served as editor for the Weslaco High Life, won the Lion’s Club Journalism Award, as well as served in F.H.A, Y-Teens, and Pep Squad. She was also a finalist in the Miss Weslaco Queen’s Contest. Though she lived in Weslaco and McAllen for most of her life, Mary Elizabeth lived in Naples, FL and Boerne, TX after she married Chris Tompkins in 2005.

Mary Elizabeth was a devoted mother to her three children with William Boles Russell (Jay, Roy & LeeAnn) and a loving “Nana” to her four grandchildren (Hannah, Austin, Bradley & Kyle). She also had a passion for reading books that spanned many diverse genres from science fiction to romantic comedies and biographies. She was an exceptional writer and was a highly-skilled Executive Assistant, after graduating from McAllen Business College in 1962. Mary Elizabeth Russell was awarded for her 13 years of dedication and loyal service from 1982 thru 1995 at Rio Grande Regional Hospital and won the Jaguar Excellence award which recognized her professional excellence at South Texas Community College in 2004. She was also an active member of the congregation and choirs at the First Christian Church, Weslaco, TX and First Baptist Church, McAllen, TX for many years.

Mary Elizabeth had a lifelong obsession with Elvis Presley and was thrilled when “he” performed her wedding ceremony to Chris Tompkins in Las Vegas. She also loved traveling to see beautiful places she had only dreamed of visiting, including the Elvis Presley Estate in Memphis, many Broadway shows in New York, Ice Skating at the Salt Lake City Olympics, Alaska and the Caribbean on beautiful cruise ships, historical museums in Washington, DC, and her fabulous 70th birthday trip to Rome and Florence, Italy.

Mary Elizabeth was preceded in death by her by beloved parents Marvin and Lura Meyers; brothers Bobby Meyers and Jerry Meyers (wife Brenda), and William Boles Russell. She is survived by her husband Chris Tompkins; sister Sandra Davis (Bert); children Jay Russell (Michelle), Roy Russell (Tracy), LeeAnn Farris (Emmy); and grandchildren, Hannah Farris, Austin Farris, Kyle Farris and Bradley Russell.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, March 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home. To leave condolences for the family, please visit and select obituaries. Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.

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