Mary Helen Caskey

October 29, 1929 - December 23, 2022

Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary Helen Caskey, passed away peacefully on December 23, 2022. Mary Helen Caskey was born October 29, 1929, in Galveston, Texas to parents Elizabeth Petrasek Kivch and Jack J. Kivch, Sr. She moved to Beaumont, Texas in 1958 where she lived for 60 years.

Mary was born at the start of the day the Great Depression started and was raised in Galveston. Upon graduating from Ball High School, she moved to Austin, Texas to attend The University of Texas where she earned a Degree in Education. It was there that she met her husband of 60 years, Charles “Chuck” Caskey, later Chuckbaby. She taught math at Ball High while her husband was in medical school, and they had their first son-Jim. Chuck served in the Army which led them to a variety of places: Georgia, California, and Hawaii where Gordon was born. In 1958, after the Army, they settled in Beaumont where they celebrated having a daughter Christie. They lived in Beaumont for 60 years.

Mary and Chuck were blessed with three children, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Mary was dedicated to being the best mother, grandmother, and great grandmother she could be. A close family friend once said when she died, she wanted to come back as Mary Caskey’s grandchild. She truly made each grandchild feel like they were the favorite.

Mary had a passion for community involvement. Mary loved working with her church and volunteering with various local clubs and charities. Mary especially had a passion in “Some Other Place” in Beaumont and was one of the founders of “The Tasting”.

Mary loved all types of activities with her friends and family: Playing Bridge with her friends, playing tennis with the girls, skiing and fishing at the lake, painting nature, gardening and smocking for the many grandchildren and great grandchildren- you could always count on Mary.

She will be deeply missed by her family and friends who all carry a little piece of her wherever they go and know she is now rejoicing in Heaven with her husband, friends, and family that have preceded her in death.

She is survived by her brother, Adolph Kivch and wife Mary Frances; three children, Jim Caskey and wife Ann; Gordon Caskey and wife Lisa; and daughter, Christie Piercy and husband Lawrence; 10 grandchildren, Michelle and Ron Haney, Camille and David Burgoyne, Charles and Crystal Caskey, Blake Caskey, Angela and Brian Hafernick, Hunter and Rose Caskey, Emilie and Michael Eskridge, Beverly and Steven Westbrook, Stewart and Shawn Piercy; and 15 great-grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Elizabeth and Jack Kivch Sr.; brother Jack Jr. Kivch; husband, Charles “Chuck” Caskey; child, Cathey Ann Caskey; and granddaughter, Sophie Stanley.

A funeral service for Mrs. Caskey will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 11, 2023, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware Street, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. Mary and Chuck Caskey will be buried in Stoneham, Texas the following day, at 11:00 a.m., February 12, 2023, at St. Joseph Catholic Mission Cemetery, 11323 County Rd 304, Navasota, Texas 77868.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Some Other Place, P.O. Box 0843, Beaumont, Texas 77701, or St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 4090 Delaware Street, Beaumont, Texas 77706, or to an organization of one’s choice.


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Funeral Service

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
  • 4090, Delaware St, Beaumont, TX, 77706,
  • February 11, 2023
  • 11:00 am

Comments (4)

    Teresa Mudd says:

    Mary Caskey was the kindest, most caring lady – Always smiling and eager to help others – to me, she was one of the sweetest, most kind persons I’ve been blessed to know.
    Definitely the lady to emulate! So many people we know truly loved her and and will miss her greatly.

    Lillian Howell says:

    Mary was a true blessing to everyone she meet. She did so much for Some Other Place and for St. Stephen Episcopal Church. I personally and blessing for know Mary and will miss her contagious smile. She was always a joy to be around.

    lynn+bencowitz says:

    Mary was a lovely person. When you spoke with her she made you believe you were the most important person in the world. I never heard an unkind word from her regarding another. Our community has lost a true ray of sunshine.

    Kathy Risinger says:

    Was saddened to hear of the death of Mary but know she is rejoicing in heaven with Chuck, family and friends. Her love for God, family and friends
    was evident to all who knew her. The world has lost a great lady.

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