Mary Joyce Lettunich, 96, passed away peacefully on April 11, 2017, with her family by her side. Mary Joyce was born Nov. 11, 1920 in Houston, TX. to Mary Welta Bourg Frank and George Walton Frank. She graduated from the University of Houston and began her teaching career in Tornillo, Tx. She met and married the love of her life, Nicholas John Lettunich. Mary Joyce received numerous honorary degrees and meritorious awards in education and languages in Texas, Guadalajara, Mexico and La Universidad de Madrid in Spain. She was an active member and officer in many civic and service organizations. Her family, teaching and traveling were her greatest joys. Her most recent adventure was a helicopter ride over Niagara Falls at the age of 88. She is survived by daughter Mary Nikita Ann McNutt (Jim), grandchildren Melissa McNutt and Trevor McNutt, great Granddaughter Emma McNutt and nieces and nephew. Visitation will be at San Jose Funeral Home-Fabens Thursday, April 20, 2017 from 5:00pm-8:00pm with rosary at 6:00pm. Funeral Mass:10:00AM, Friday, April 21, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Fabens, TX followed by interment at Our Lady of Guadalupe Cemetery. Our heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Muneer Assi and staff, Envision and Kathleen, Lupe, Maggie, Maria, Roxanna and Liz. Caregivers Sandra Hernandez and Maggie Salas for their gentle and loving care for my Mother. Services directed by San Jose Funeral Home-Fabens (915) 764-2254.
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