Mary “Pinky” Folk Hares, 83, of Waxahachie passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011, at her home. She was born Jan. 9, 1928, in Houston to Ernest and Mary Jane (Thornton) Folk. Mary was a loving mother and grandmother. She studied speech and drama at the University of Houston, where she was a member of Chi Omega and was the Sorority Sweetheart. She lived in Anchorage, Alaska; Houston; Tulsa and Cushing, Okla., retiring from HUD in Tulsa in 1995. She moved to Waxahachie after her retirement.

Survivors include two daughters, Kathleen Giese and husband, Tim, of Waxahachie and Kristin Fox and husband, John, of Midlothian; two grandchildren, Kate Basinger of Waxahachie and James Fox of Midlothian; and special family friend, Jennifer “Jil” Clarke. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest H. Folk and Mary Jane Folk.

The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 2011, in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Mouser officiating.

Interment will be 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011, at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of flowers, make memorials in Mary’s name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Waxahachie.