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Mary Vail

Mary Katherine Vail of San Antonio went to be with the Lord on Friday, March 2, 2018 at the age of 93.

She was born in Chamberino, New Mexico to Howard and Grace DuBose, and was raised in Devine. She graduated from Brackenridge High, and lived her adult life in San Antonio. She was married for over 65 years to Robert K. Vail. She retired as an Advertising Secretary for Fox Photo (an Eastman Kodak Company). She was a faithful wife, Christian mother, and loving “Granny” and had a smile for everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband Robert K. Vail, her parents Howard and Grace DuBose, and sisters; Minnie Belle DuBose, Lillian Bostick, and Jewel Herrington.

She is survived by her brothers Lewis Koch of San Antonio and Bob (Joy) Koch of Lake Jackson; children: Nancy (Milton) Miller of San Antonio, Jeanette Lewis of Stony Point, West Virginia, Keith Vail of San Antonio, and Jonell Nelson of Austin. Grandchildren: Joett Morrison of Pleasanton, Matthew Timberlake of San Antonio, Denise Del Gallo of West Virginia, Trina McGill of San Antonio, Vern Anderson of San Antonio, Kathy Long of Canyon Lake, Trudy Garcia of San Antonio, Chris Nelson of Austin and Keith David Lewis of West Virginia; 17 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at Alamo Funeral Home in San Antonio on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 3 – 9 p.m. with a chapel service starting at 6:30 p.m. Interment will be held at Fort Sam National Cemetery on Thursday March 22, 2018 at 10:30 a.m.

Arrangements under the direction of Alamo Funeral Home. You are invited to sign the on-line registry at

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