Mary Louise Holdcraft Murray, 68, of Monticello, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on May 5, 2022, at Belle View Estates Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Monticello.

She was born June 24, 1953, in Monticello to the late Edgar Braxton Holdcraft and Irma Ruth Hice Holdcraft.

She was a retired mail carrier in Dumas and a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Mary loved cooking for her family, fishing, gardening, traveling and sharing her knowledge of the Bible with everyone she met.

In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by a brother, James Edgar Holdcraft; and a sister, Irma Jean Harrison.

She is survived by her loving husband of 47 years, Ricky H. Murray of Monticello; her son, Ricky B. Murray and wife Megan of Monticello; her daughter, Lisa Thomas of Monticello; seven grandchildren, Joy Everett (Ty Faulkner), Wyatt Thomas, Coleman Murray, Autumn Murray, Ricky William Murray, Anna McAuthor and Madison McAuthor; and two great granddaughters, Yanni and Scarlet.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 14, at 1 p.m. at Stephenson-Dearman Funeral Chapel in Monticello.