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Mary Bivens

May 4, 1942 — February 8, 2023

Lampasas, TX

Mary “Carol” (Hayes) (McCarthy) Bivens, 80, passed away on Wednesday, February 8, 2023. She was surrounded by her children as she passed.

A Committal Service will be held on March 3, 2023, at 1:15 at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. The cemetery is located at 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd. San Antonio, TX 78209.

Carol was born on May 4, 1942, in Dubuque, Iowa to Geraldine Marie Hanson and Lloyd Clifford Hayes. She married Michael Daniel McCarthy and had five children: Patti, Dennis, Brian, Shawn, and Erin. She was a successful realtor and saleswoman, but more importantly a beloved friend, sister, and sister-in-law to many. She was loved by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her second husband, John Burton Bivens.

She was a loving mother who ensured we had very special holidays. Decorated to the nines, she always had a lovely gathering. She was known to make 15 different Christmas cookies, assuring everyone had their favorite, which she started making as early as August. She loved to play games, especially with her grandchildren, Jacob, Adam and Alexa Shapiro, Jonathan, Dakota and Christy McCarthy, Matthew McCarthy, and Jack and Kelly Anderson. She also loved to dress nicely and to have perfect make-up.

Memorials may be made to Erin Anderson 3408 Roanoke Dr, Cedar Park, Texas 78613. A donation to a Veteran’s Charity would always be appreciated.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Bivens, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

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Friday, March 3, 2023

Starts at 1:15 pm (Central time)

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209

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