Mary Lou Shaver celebrates 90 years

Mary Lou Shaver, front row, recently celebrated her 90th birthday with friends and family members. Shaver is a former resident of Port Lavaca. She is pictured with her children, back row, from left, Mary Haggard, Gary Shaver, and Ken Shaver. (Contributed photo)

Seventy-five family members and friends gathered in the Parish Hall of The Episcopal Church of St. Dunstan in Mineola Saturday, July 13, to celebrate Mary Lou Shaver’s 90th birthday. 90th birthday.

The celebration was sponsored by her children and their spouses. Her children are Mary Haggard and husband Rod, of Seagoville, Gary Shaver and wife Lisa (Rhinehart), of Longview, and Ken Shaver and wife Nita (Sopko), of San Antonio.

Four grandchildren and their spouses also celebrated their Granny. They are:  Erin Koehler and husband, Rev. Michael Koehler, Audrey Shaver-Bliss and husband, Daniel, who was unable to attend, Trevor Shaver and wife, Laura, and Brant Cain and wife Courtney. Also in attendance was her seven great-grandsons: Braeden, Kenny, Casey, Joseph, Caleb, Stephen and Colton.

The three Drury children, Dianna Hebert, Mike Drury and Judy Marek, and their spouses also attended the birthday celebration.  

Mary Lou and her late husband, Cliff, spent many years traveling with their dearest friends, the late Louise and Aaron Drury of Point Comfort.

Shaver is a former resident of Port Lavaca.