Mary E. Windholz • August 31, 2021
Mary E. Windholz, 83, of Pensacola, Florida passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.
Mary grew up with three sisters and a brother in Foley, Alabama. In December of 1955, after graduating from Foley High School in June, Mary set out on the adventure of a lifetime! As a Navy wife for over 40 years, she and her late husband, Frank, lived all over the world making memories with dear friends and their children. In 1991 Mary and Frank made Pensacola their permanent home. After retiring from Navy life in 1994, Mary worked several jobs before joining the Baptist Health Care family where she enjoyed working until only a few years ago as a respected and much-loved office manager.
Mary enjoyed walks along the beach, decorated her house with flair especially around the holidays, and loved to entertain family and friends. She was the quintessential Navy wife always making guests feel welcomed and appreciated. According to her children, Mary made the best chocolate pie in the world, as well as many other family favorite (and often requested) pies and cakes.
Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Capt. Francis L. Windholz, USN, MSC (Ret); her sister, Ruth Daniels (Virgil), and her parents.
Mary is survived by her children Judi Hurston (August), Michael Windholz, and Mark Windholz; siblings James Johnson, Ann Tolbert and Gwen Thomas. She is also survived by her grandchildren Katy Hurston, and Brianna and Michael Windholz, Jr., as well as many other loved relatives, nieces, nephews, and dear friends around the world.
A visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Monday, September 13, 2021 from 11am until the service begins at 1130. A procession to Barrancas National Cemetery will follow.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Rainbow Omega in Memory of Mary Windholz by mail to Rainbow Omega, Inc. at P.O. Box 740, Eastaboga, AL 36260 or online at http://www.rainbowomega.org
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