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Mary Lou Brown

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June 8, 1940-July 29, 2020

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Mary Lou Brown, 80, of Boerne passed away on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. She will be buried with her husband at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio on Wednesday, August, 12, 2020 at 9:00 AM.


Mary Lou Retzloff was born June 8, 1940 in Karnes City, Texas to parents Paul and Hertha (Machost) Retzloff. She was married to John W. “Bill” Brown, Sr., who passed away in 1996.


Mary Lou is survived by her sisters, Ida Mae Jandt, Betty Jean Lovejoy, Ruby Polasek, Shirley Henning, and Leola Cowey; her brothers, Edgar Retzloff, Robert Retzloff, Albert Retzloff, and Paul Retzloff; and her stepson, John W. Brown, Jr. (Lanni).


Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband, Bill Brown; her parents, Paul & Hertha Retzloff, and her brother, Harold Retzloff.


The family would like to express their gratitude to all of those who’ve so thoughtfully shared their condolences - thank you for caring.


Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne. To share words of comfort with the family, please visit