Mary Jane and Don, her loving husband, moved to Mission in 1965 with their two children, where they have lived ever since.
Mary Jane was very active in the community. She was a member of the Mission Junior Service League where she served as president. She was active in the Citrus Fiesta designing costumes, building floats and along with supporting Don, as they worked on many community projects and received the C.V. Curtis Award for her longtime service to the Fiesta. She not only built floats in the Valley, she went nationwide taking first place on a float in Mitchell, Nebraska and just last year helped with the Paris, Texas Homecoming Parade.
She was a fighter. She participated in this past July 4th wheelchair parade at Senior Care Edinburg where she took first place.
Mrs. Lester is survived by her husband, Don Lester; her children, Rhonda (Richard Paxton) Paxton High and Scott (Cecilia Lester Miller) Lester; four grandchildren, Christopher Scott High, Laney (Dallon) James, Maryann Elizabeth Lester and Stephen Scott Lester; two great-grandchildren, Emma Jo James and Riter Boone James; and seven siblings, Fred Block, Zora Holbrook, Don Block, Richard Block, Betty Atkins, Ron Block, and Morris Block.
A celebration of life service will be held at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home, 621 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission, Texas and a memorial service will be held at Meadowbrook Gardens, 6245 Clarksville St., Paris, Texas. Both will be announced at a later date.