Mary Ellen Makelky


Mary Ellen Makelky, 87, of El Paso, Texas, died unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2014, in Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Makelky graduated from Austin High School and the Texas College of Mines. 

She worked in the computer field with Civil Service and as a teacher in both YISD and EPISD. She was an adventurer with a true love for life. She enjoyed gardening, bridge, gambling, travelling the world, playing and watching sports. Most of all, she enjoyed being with and caring for family and friends. She will be dearly missed.

Her survivors include her husband, Al “Mac” Makelky of Miles City; daughter, Phyllis A. Green of Plano, Texas; and a son, Michael F. Pol of El Paso, Texas. Her Montana family includes Marilyn (Tom) Bradshaw, Donna (Wes) Smith, Ken (Robin) Makelky, Connie (Kelly) Kantner, Jeff (Vicki) Makelky, Toni Turner, Melanie (Daryl) Redman; 25 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings: Alice Coleman, Bill (Margaret) Rivera, Peggy Hendrikx and Rosie (Ray) Moniz, all of El Paso, Theresa Dimick of Gruene, Texas, and David (Larry) Rivera of Denver, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Henry D. and Clara V. Rivera; a brother: Frankie; her first husband: Leon F. Pol; and her second husband, Maurice Holland.

Viewing will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 7, 2014, at Hillcrest Funeral Home-Carolina with recitation of the Rosary at 7 p.m.  Funeral Mass will be at 9:15 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 2301 Zanzibar, El Paso, TX  79925.  Interment will follow at Fort Bliss National Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be Saturday, July 19, 2014, at 11 a.m. in the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Miles City.

Stevenson and Sons Funeral Home of Miles City is in charge of the local arrangements.

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In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annunciation House, 1003 E. San Antonio Ave., El Paso, TX  79901.