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The Mass of Christian Burial for Ann Geray Bauer, 90, of Gainesville, is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Gainesville with Fr. John Pacheco officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lindsay. A Rosary will be recited at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, October 10 at Geo. J. Carroll & Son Funeral Home, with visitation to immediately follow. Please be advised that there is road construction taking place around Carroll Funeral Home along Lindsay Street.
Mrs. Bauer passed away October 7, 2017 in Gainesville.
Ann Geray Bauer was born December 24, 1926 in Gainesville to Frank Joseph and Margaret (Phillips) Geray. She graduated as valedictorian of St. Mary's High School in 1943 and then entered St. Paul's School of Nursing in Dallas. She had joined the Air Force and was being trained as a nurse but the war ended and she never served in the armed forces. One of her first trips out of Cooke County was to ride the bus to downtown Dallas and walk to the St. Paul's campus. She would always look for the flying red Mobil horse as a land mark of which way to walk. Some weekends she was allowed to go home for a visit and she would ride the bus which would drop her off at the Hwy 51 'Y' close to modern day NCTC. Then she would walk two to three miles home. On one of these occasions a young man in a car stopped to ask if she needed a ride. She knew he was Robert Bauer and they had their first date that same evening. They were married a little over a year later on July 21, 1948.
After the children were bigger, Ann worked as a registered nurse at the old Gainesville Sanitarium and later for Gainesville Memorial Hospital. In 1966 she became the school nurse for Gainesville ISD where she worked until her retirement in 1981.
Ann did not waste one minute of her retirement. She and Robert traveled often to many states and countries. She loved to play bridge, quilt, and work crossword puzzles. She learned to play the piano, play golf, carve in wood and paint. She was a gifted cook who could put a meal for ten on the table in 30 minutes. Her family will always remember the wonderful holiday celebrations at Grandma and Pawpaw's house.
Survivors include: husband Robert J. Bauer of Gainesville; daughter Sharon Amaral and husband Ronnie of Warwick, RI; son Bobby Bauer and wife Becky of Sherman; son Dale Bauer and wife Kathy of Gainesville; granddaughter Bethany Schully and husband Patrick, and their children Austin, Andrew, and Corrinn, of Lindsay; granddaughter Courtney Hughes and husband Fred, and their children Avery and Tess, of Lindsay; granddaughter Sondra Taylor and husband Michael, and their children Zachary and Abigail, of McKinney; granddaughter Nicole Moseley and husband Jason, and their daughter Kyla, of Bells; granddaughter Marci Johnson and husband Josh, and their children Addison and Emerson, of Crestview, FL; grandson Brandon Bauer of Krum; sister Jeanette Carnett and husband Charles of Stuart, FL; sister-in-law MaryAnn Fleitman and husband Eddie of Muenster; brother-in-law Cletus Bauer of Atlanta, TX; and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Mrs. Bauer was preceded in death by: parents Frank Joseph and Margaret (Phillips) Geray; brother James Geray, sister Lorie Brooks; sister Pat Lewis; sister Yvonne Hayes; and son-in-law Ronald Krebs.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staffs of Pecan Tree Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center and Home Hospice of Cooke and Grayson Counties for the loving care they provided Mrs. Bauer over recent years.
Memorial contributions may be made to Home Hospice of Cooke and Grayson Counties.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on October 9, 2017
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