The entire Baylor family is mourning the loss of former First Lady and Founders Medallion recipient Mary McCall, who passed away Nov. 13, at the age of 95. Mary McCall was the wife of Baylor’s 11th President (and later Chancellor) Abner V. McCall and was well-loved for her “servant heart, grace, and passion for supporting the University’s students,” according to a tribute posted today on the University’s website.
“We celebrate today the life and legacy of Mary McCall, whose service to Baylor University was informed by her strong faith and whose dedication touched the lives of so many of our Baylor men and women,” said Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, in the university’s post. “We mourn Mary’s passing, yet we rejoice at her life and Christian legacy. Mary invested in Baylor as a student, a professor’s wife, a parent, an alumna, and as First Lady, and for her truly selfless service, we give heartfelt gratitude.”
Visitation will be from 3-5 pm on Monday, Nov. 17, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Funeral Home, 6101 Bosque Blvd., Waco, TX 76710. Funeral services for Mrs. McCall will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, at First Baptist Church of Waco, 500 Webster Ave., Waco, TX 76706. The family will have a private burial.
For those of you who knew Mrs. McCall or were impacted by her in some way, we invite you to share your memories of a life well lived in the Comments section of this Line Notes post.
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