Marie French Krisch | Obituary

July 4, 1947 – December 29, 2021

Mary French Krisch, 74, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at her home in Eden Hill Communities in New Braunfels, Texas.

She is predeceased by her parents Robert and Mildred French; sisters Carol Odor and Linda Howell. She is also predeceased by the love of her life, Gerald R. Krisch, her husband of 35 years.

She is survived by her devoted children, Kelly Doucet and her husband Michael of Birmingham, AL; Robert Krisch and his wife Lauren of Culver City, CA; Brad Krisch and his wife D’Neal from Missouri City, TX. She is survived by 9 grandchildren, Addie, Camdyn, Danielle, Clayton, Chase, Tripp, Allie, Max and Sadie.

Mary was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. She attended the University of Missouri where she was an active member of the Alpha Phi Sorority and graduated in Elementary Education. It was there that she met and fell in love with Gerald Krisch.

They were married on May 9, 1970 and stationed in San Antonio with the Air Force. They planted their roots and built a life here. Mary has dedicated over 35 years to public education, where she touched the lives of so many students. She has worked for the independent school districts of South San and Northside. Although she loved to teach, Mary would say her greatest achievement has been raising and spending time with her 3 children and 9 grandchildren. She was their biggest fan and spent much of her life on the sidelines of sporting events cheering them on. Mary was an avid baby cup collector and the star of a short documentary. She loved her friends and was usually the last to leave the room at social events. Mary loved going to the casino, staying up late, and shopping with her grandchildren. She loved all animals and volunteered at the San Antonio Humane Society. Most recently, she volunteered at the Methodist Hospital with Auxiliary Blue Bird.

Many thanks to all of Mary’s caregivers at the communities of Rio Terra, the communities of Eden Hill and the Elara Caring Hospice. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, January 7, at the North Mortuary in Porter Loring.


Saturday January 8, 2022, 1:30 p.m., Sunset Memorial Park Pastor David Miracle.

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Arrangements with PORTER LORING MORTUARY NORTH 2102 NORTH LOOK 1604 EAST, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78232 – (210) 495-8221

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