Marie ‘Merdy’ DeLeon Jacoby
Marie “Merdy” Margaret DeLeon Jacoby, 74, of Sachse, Texas, passed away on Sunday, March 17, 2019.
She was born in Lamesa, Texas on June 5, 1944 to Daniel and Demetria DeLeon. She attended St. Francis Convent near Amarillo, Texas and graduated from Lamesa High School in 1964. After high school, she moved to Dallas and worked for Texas Instruments where she met and married Mac Jacoby in July of 1967. They lived in Allen, Texas for 35 years and then moved to Sachse, Texas in 2004. They had one daughter, Michele Jacoby Foust.
Marie enjoyed painting, crafting, shopping and spoiling her granddaughter, Marissa. Marie was known for her beautiful tole paintings, which she sold at the Red Wagon Christmas Bazaar in McKinney, Texas. She was a loving, caring and thoughtful person who was sensitive to the needs of others, and she loved to spend time with her family. In 2017, Mac and Marie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and many friends.
Marie joins a choir of angels waiting for her. She is preceded in death by her father, Daniel DeLeon; sister, Lydia DeLeon Wooten; and brothers, Andrew DeLeon and Daniel DeLeon Jr.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her husband of 51 years, Mac Jacoby; daughter, Michele Jacoby Foust and husband, James, of Sachse; granddaughter, Marissa Foust; mother, Demetria DeLeon of Allen; brothers, John DeLeon and wife, Julie, of Allen, Jesse DeLeon of Dallas and Adam DeLeon; sisters, Emily Hernandez and husband, Albert, of Garland, Rosa Ybarra and husband, Bobby, of San Antonio, Eva Greco and husband, Jim, of McKinney and Loy DeLeon of McKinney; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation and funeral will be at St. Mark Catholic Church, 1201 Alma Drive, in Plano, Texas. Visitation will be Thursday, March 21, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and funeral service will be Friday, March 22, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Allen Cemetery, 411 E. McDermott Dr., in Allen, Texas.
– Press-Reporter obituary services