Mary Leigh Houston of Concord passed away peacefully at her home on June 24, 2019 at the age of 89.
Mary Leigh was born in Cambridge, MA on Aug. 21, 1929 to parents Edward W. Morse and Dorothy (Emerson) Morse. Mary Leigh was the youngest of four siblings and grew up in Concord, MA. She attended Concord Academy from the age of 9. After graduation from the Academy in '47, she went on to Smith College where she graduated in '51 with a BS in Zoology. Mary Leigh married the late Francis A. "Bud" Houston on Cape Cod in '55. They were lifelong residents of Concord, raising their only child, Louise, in the same home of over 60 years.
Mary Leigh was an active volunteer, serving on the Emerson Hospital Auxiliary for over 35 years. She was a charter member of the Concord Garden Club, and a decades-long driver for FISH, among many other causes and interests. Mary Leigh was an avid skier, sailor, tennis player and golfer. She enjoyed Bridge with the same group of friends for many years. She and her husband were generous supporters of many humanitarian and wildlife causes.
She is survived by her daughter, Louise, and son-in- law, George "Dorsie" Carey of Plymouth, MA, and many nieces, nephews, godchildren and friends.
Her funeral service and Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St, Concord. Burial at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery will be private.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to the charity of your choice.