Mary Florence Irish, 72, died in San Antonio, Texas, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021. She was born on August 17, 1949, in Austin, Texas, to Ed and Amy Kutak. Born on St. Patrick’s Day, Mary published her fortune in 1980 when she married Gary Irene. Mary received her education at the University of Austin, Texas, and MSN at the University of Texas A and M. In Houston and New Orleans, she began working as a local consultant for Dems and Moore. A.D. In 1986, Mary and Gary moved to Scotland, Arizona, where she worked as a gardener, consultant, teacher, public speaker, and writer. For many years she was a horticulturist in the Phoenix, Arizona Desert Gardens. Author of 11 Garden Books, including Our Place and Her Garden Notes in Scotland and many magazine articles. Among her proud accomplishments was her work as a gardener consultant for the Anenberg Foundation in Sanniland, Rancho Mirage, California. Serving Boys Thompson Arbor as President of the Board; Visiting Martha Stuart Levin on national television, hosting a Phoenix, Arizona gardener, Saturday morning radio show, becoming a columnist for Arizona Re Republic Blike, the state’s largest newspaper, and a member of the editorial board of the American Gardening Association. A.D. In 2011, Mary and Gary moved to Castroville, Texas, and she ran a plant sale program in the San Antonio Garden. Mary’s interests included her own large private gardens with unusual plants and vegetables, reading and twisting murder secrets. She was a very good and hardworking bird keeper. Mary survived her husband Gary; Sisters, Lucy and Richard Jalbert, Amarillo, Ticks and Ann Jones, Tyler, Ticks; Three nephews; And five grandparents. Mary once described herself as a “noisy and fun loving person” for the Republic of Arizona, and everyone who knows her agrees. She had a golden personality that everyone loved. One of my friends said, “She was one of those people who clung to you believing that you were lucky to know Mary.” Instead of flowers, the family asks for a memorial contribution – to the friends of the Castroville Regional Park, PO Box 173, Castroville, TX 78009.
Published by Express-News on September 5, 2021.