Mary Alice Jordan Craig, of Waco, passed away in her sleep the morning of Wednesday, July 23, at the age of 81.
Mary Alice was born on December 4, 1925, in Fredericksburg, Texas, to Walter Fritz Jordan and Lillie Mae Kidd Jordan. She grew up in Mason and graduated from Mason High School. Mary Alice graduated from Southwest Texas State Teacher’s College in 1946 and received a Master’s Degree in Education from Southern Methodist University in 1952. She married Charles Craig of Floydada in 1945 and they were blessed with two sons, Mark and Steve.
She was a teacher in the Floydada school system for many years and then moved to Stephenville where she was the area director of Home Economics Related Occupations. She retired to Kerrville and lived there for several years before moving to Waco in 1998.
Mary Alice had many interests and an inquisitive mind. She thoroughly enjoyed learning new things and having new and different experiences. She loved to travel and had been to Europe and Hawaii several times. She served as a tour guide for Dan Diepert Senior Tours during her retirement years. Most recently, she had traveled to South America where she assisted in missionary work with her church and in February she took a Caribbean cruise and swam with the dolphins.
Mary Alice Craig is survived by two sons, Mark Craig of Austin and Steve Craig of Sugarland and one brother, Jimmy Jordan and wife Chick of Mason. She is also survived by two grandsons, Kevin Craig and Kelly Craig.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 26, at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Mason with Rev. Mark Smith officiating. Interment followed in the Bethel Cemetery at Camp Air in Mason County. Visitation with the family was Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.masonfuneralhome.net Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Mason Funeral Home.