Mary Ruth Gau

February 27, 1929 - November 3, 2020

Mary Gau, 91, of High Island, Texas, was called home on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

She was born in Galveston, Texas, on February 27, 1929, to the late Noah and Audria Coleman Payton.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Elmer Gau; son, George ‘Buddy’ Gau; two sisters, Dorine Wallace and Lillian Ferguson; four brothers, Junior Payton, C.A. ‘Charlie Pop’ Payton, Eddie ‘Poochoo’ Payton, and Jack Payton.

She was a GOD fearing woman and a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking, canning and taking care of others.

Mary is survived by one sister, Erin ‘Curley’ Pinckney of Humble, Texas; son, James Gau and wife, Martha, of High Island Texas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great- great-grandchildren and countless family and friends.

A graveside service for Mrs. Gau will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, November 9, 2020, at High Island Cemetery, High Island, with George Gau officiating, under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, 6055 South Loop East, Houston, Texas 77087.

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • High Island, Texas 77623
  • 11/09/2020
  • 1:00 pm

Comments (1)

    Andrea Mirelez says:

    I remember Sister Gau in the church in Winnie when I was a new convert back in 1997. She was a praying Godly woman and had a great influence on my life. Until we meet again. Acts 2:38 the only way.

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Jake and Shari Angelo

You leave a lot of good people stomping around on this little hill. You are now in the arms of angels. God bless the ones left behind.

Vickie Gulley Pierce

In memory of a great lady who was like a mother to me... I meet her & Elmer in 1977, I was 19 & had just graduated from High School & had lived with them for a while after, they were two of the greatest people I had ever met in my entire life! They will both be missed greatly by anyone who ever knew them! Love Always & Forever!