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In Memory of

Mary Jane Tanguy

January 4, 1925 - November 25, 2017

Obituary


Longtime Montgomery County resident Mary Jane Tanguy passed away over the Thanksgiving holiday at the age of 92. "Jane", as she preferred to be called, was born in Houston in 1925. She loved being a Texan and over her lifetime lived elsewhere yet always returned to the Lone Star State. She earned her college degree at Rice University with a major in French. Post-college, she was an office manager for a Texas oil wildcatter and an Arthur Murray ballroom dance instructor. Her primary occupation became that of a wife and mother, while remaining constantly active...

Longtime Montgomery County resident Mary Jane Tanguy passed away over the Thanksgiving holiday at the age of 92. "Jane", as she preferred to be called, was born in Houston in 1925. She loved being a Texan and over her lifetime lived elsewhere yet always returned to the Lone Star State. She earned her college degree at Rice University with a major in French. Post-college, she was an office manager for a Texas oil wildcatter and an Arthur Murray ballroom dance instructor. Her primary occupation became that of a wife and mother, while remaining constantly active in the League of Women Voters, Houston Garden Clubs, Cub Scouts,Alliance Franšaise de Houston and the local library. Later in life, she became a tremendous golf enthusiast and a very competitive bridge player in Montgomery County.
A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, December 3, at 2pm in the chapel at the Metcalf Funeral Home, off Highway 105 in Conroe. A visitation will be from 1:15-2:00 just before the service with a reception for friends and family immediately following the service.

She is preceeded in death by her loving husband of 58 years , Denis Rene Tanguy. She is survived by her four children and their families: Nicole Renee Tanguy, John Stephen Tanguy and Susan D (Kenyon) Tanguy, Judith Anne (Tanguy) Stich and William Terry Stich, Audrey (Tanguy) Sims and James Richard Sims II, as well as seven grandchildren, Troy, Denis, Adrienne, Sarah, Stuart, Alicia Danielle and David Isaac, and three great grandchildren. She was very well loved by her expanded family and will be greatly missed.
In Lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation in Jane's name to Rice University 6100 Main St., Houson, Texas 77005 or at Rice.edu or to the National Wildlife Federation at NWF.org.