Mary Anna Amerine Hammer

Blue Bonnets

Mary Anna Amerine Hammer peacefully passed away on Tuesday June 7, 2022 at age 97.

Viewing:  11 AM to 5 PM Monday, June 13, 2022 at Lake Shore Funeral Home

She was born in Freeport, Texas to Clarence and Veta Amerine, the second child of four.  Her family moved to the Waco area after her father’s death in 1938.  She married Travis Hammer on November 5, 1945 in Waco.  They started their family and settled in Lacy Lakeview in 1949, where she lived until her death.  They were active in Bellevue Baptist Church in Waco in the 1950’s and 60’s, and Connally Heights/New Heights Baptist Church in Bellmead from the late ’60’s through the 2000’s, where they were teachers in the children’s department, and touched the lives of many children.  She was a wonderful deacon’s wife, mother and homemaker, and had a special gift that made anyone and everyone welcome in her home, often over a meal.

She was preceded in death by her parents, all her siblings, many nieces and nephews, and her husband in 2011.

Survivors include son, Clarence and wife Gabby of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Iris Bell and husband Patrick of Lacy Lakeview; granddaughter, Kristel Freitas and husband Jeff of Roundup, Montana; grandson, Jacob Bell and wife Corrie of Lacy Lakeview; great-grandsons, Jesse and Jared Freitas of Roundup, Peter and Stephen Bell of Lacy Lakeview, and great-granddaughters, Elisabeth and Anna Joy Bell of Lacy Lakeview.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Team

    Dear Iris Bell and Family,

    We are so sorry for the loss of your mom. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers and may you find peace and comfort in the days ahead remembering all the beautiful and precious memories you all shared.

    Bluebonnet Health (Hospice) Services Team

  2. Kimberly Endresen

    God took another one of his his children home and their is awesome time going on. My Aunt Mary is home Amen!❤❤❤

  3. Donna Latuszek

    Dear Aunt Mary was the very definition of kind and generous, gentle and loving. A life well lived! She will be missed by many. Blessings to you Clarence, Iris, Pat and all of your family members. I hope you find peace and comfort now and in the time that lies ahead.

    Love you,

  4. Ron & Pat Gunder

    Oh, the memories that flood my heart and mind of my precious Aunt Mary. She did all things well, but above everything, she knew how to love people well. I am so grateful to have been a recipient of her love. Until we meet again, I love you, Aunt Mary. We are holding you close in our hearts and prayers, Iris and Pat, Clarence, and all of the family.

    Much love,

  5. Billie Holloway

    I hardly have a memory as a child at my Grandparents home in Lacy Lakeview that doesn’t include the sweetest cousins next door. Mary always seemed so beautiful, humble, loving and warm and Travis was always so very kind and with a welcoming smile. I rarely knocked on their door that one or both weren’t at the kitchen table reading and studying the Bible or preparing the next lesson for their classes. Genuine God fearing believers who practiced what they taught. I will miss you Mary, until we meet again ♥️

  6. Eva Kay Coley

    I was so blessed to know Aunt Mary. As a child it was such a treat for my Mom and Dad to load up the car and drive to
    Waco to Aunt Mary and Uncle Travis’s house! I was so excited to spend time with my cousins, Iris and Clarence. We had a joyous time of music, laughter and food. No one could cook like Aunt Mary! The table was full of wonderful dishes prepared with love! In tender mercy Heavenly Father bless this family, give them peace and comfort at the loss of their Mother. In Christ’s name we pray. Amen.

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