Mary Bernice Gildner, 89, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in Arlington.
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Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, May 22, at St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, 1200 S. Davis Drive, Arlington. Interment: Moore Memorial Gardens, Arlington. Visitation: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.
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Mary was born on November 16, 1929 in Ranger, Texas to Belton Ray Hatton and Rosa Edith Adams Hatton. She married William Edward Gildner on October 27, 1951 in Carmel, California. An Arlington resident for 70 years, she was a member of St. Maria Goretti Catholic Church, Arlington Woman’s Club, Arlington Arts League, and Shady Valley Golf Country Club. She was a former president of the Woman’s Golf Association and St. Maria Leisure Club; and co-founder and former president of Bailando Club.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, William Gildner; brothers, Dalton Hatton and Winfred Hatton; sister, Rozelle Sklenar; and grandson, Eric Patrick Gildner.
Survivors: Son, Michael Ray Gildner; daughter, Lisa Anne Leito and husband, Gary Richard; sisters, Dorothy Godwin, Peggy Lindsey, Linda Young and JennaVee Miller; 6 grandchildren, Michael Brenton Gildner, Kelsey Shae Gildner, William Chad Leito, Eryn Kayce Gildner, Jason Richard Leito and Patrick Ray Leito; and 3 great-grandchildren, Aiden James Mears, Mia Isabelle Lomax and Aurora Quinn Lomax.
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