Mary Flatt Barks was born Sept. 23, 1926 in Collinsville, Texas and died peacefully in San Marcos on Saturday, Jan, 7, 2017. She graduated from high school in San Angelo before beginning her college education at Texas Tech University. After receiving her degree in Food and Nutrition, she worked as a school dietitian. Later Mary worked for the Girl Scouts of America and prepared income taxes. She volunteered with CTMC hospital and hospice in San Marcos.