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Mary Ann Abreo Ficke went to be with Jesus on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, after a long fight battling cancer. She was 62 years old. She was born in Big Spring, Texas, to Domingo and Luz Abreo on Sept. 3, 1950. She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hope DaSilva and Fe Acosta; and brother, Salvador Abreo.
Mary Ann met her husband and best friend, Kenneth, on a blind date when he was stationed at Webb Air Force Base in Big Spring. When Kenneth went to Italy, they corresponded by letter and became engaged through those letters. They were married Aug. 10, 1969, at La Fe Baptist in Big Spring. They spent most of their married life in Big Spring.
Everyone around Mary Ann knew her faith was her priority. She was an inspiration to many. She played the piano at La Fe Baptist for more than 40 years. After moving to Boerne, she became involved at First Baptist Church, leading Bible Studies and volunteering.
Mary Ann's optimism, energy and quick wit are what endeared her to others. She was an amazing wife, mother and grandmother. What Mary Ann will be remembered most for is her zeal for God.
She is survived by her husband of 43 years, Kenneth Ficke of Boerne; daughter, Gina Kimberly and husband John of Coahoma, Texas; son, Christopher Ficke and wife Christie of Catonsville, Md.; sisters, Gloria Galan of Big Spring and Mary Elizabeth Rainey of Boerne; and brothers, Noe Abreo of Lubbock, Efren Abreo of Austin, David Abreo of Fort Worth and Jimmy Abreo of Big Spring. Mary Ann treasured her wonderful grandchildren, Matthew, Angela, Kenan, Brit, Blake and Brooks.
A visitation will be held Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at First Baptist Church of Boerne. Interment will follow at the Boerne Cemetery.
To leave condolences for the family and to view a video of Mary Ann's life, please visit www.ebensberger-fisher.com and select the Obituaries tab. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Donor Services by phone at 888- 557-7177, online at www.lls.org, or by mail to P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, Mass. 01202. Please indicate on checks it is in Mary Ann's memory.
Arrangements with Ebensberger-Fisher Funeral Home of Boerne.