Mary Louise Hunt, born in San Antonio, Texas, on October 1st, 1953, left this mortal world and finished her earthly mission on October 17th, 2023, surrounded by her loving children in Clinton Arkansas. She was the cherished daughter of Maria Alvarado and Alfredo Herrera, and a beloved sister to Josie Lore, Linda Maley, Maria Cerna, and Mary Alice Palacio.
Mary's life was a tapestry of love and family and she was always proud of her Hispanic heritage and ancestors. She was preceded in death by her parents and by her former husband, Kenneth Lee Hunt, Sr. Her legacy lives on through her 5 children: Kenneth Lee Hunt Jr, Susan Lee Rodriguez, Jason Lee Hunt, Trevor Lee Hunt, and Jennifer Lee Hunt. She was also blessed with 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, who brought immense joy to her life. Her posterity will honor and bless her name for the life that she has lived.
Mary was known for her culinary skills, and her kitchen was a place where she shared not only meals but also warmth and laughter. Whether that was making tamales with her daughters, or large Sunday meals for the whole family, her home and kitchen were always filled with love and great food. As a mother, she poured out love and support as she embraced the role of a homemaker, mother, dedicated and faithful wife, and her most important title, a daughter of God.
Her journey of love and faith began in a St. Louis ice cream parlor where she worked as a teenager. It is there where she met the love of her life, Kenneth Lee Hunt, Sr. Their love story led them to Las Vegas, Nevada, where they exchanged vows on May 24th, 1973. Later that same year, while living in Las Vegas, their lives changed forever when a pair of missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints knocked on their door.
Mary knew, in the depths of her heart, that their message was true when she heard there was a living prophet on the earth today. The Holy Ghost testified to her of its truthfulness and forever changed her life and those of her friends and family as well. She and her husband were baptized and on October 7th, 1974, were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City Temple.
Her profound love for the Lord and the gospel inspired her to always be willing to serve others, making her a great teacher, and an exceptional example of kindness and faith. Her dedication to truth and righteousness was unwavering, as she would stand up for her beliefs at anytime, anywhere, always with a smile that would melt the most hardened of hearts. She had the unique gift of never meeting a stranger, making friends wherever she went and was a dedicated member missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Mary Louise Hunt's life was a testament to faith, love, and service. Her memory will continue to inspire and uplift those who were fortunate enough to know her. The Heavens brought home one of the great ones this week and she will undoubtedly continue her service on the other side. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends, but her spirit and legacy will live on in their hearts forever.
Funeral services for Mary L. Hunt will be held at 9am, November 4th, 2023, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located at:
4195 Kirby Whitten Pkwy
Bartlett, TN 38135
In her memory donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation in her name or flowers can be sent directly to the church address above. The National Kidney foundation helped in many ways over the past couple years. We are very thankful for them!
Clinton Funeral Service is honored to be entrusted with arrangements for the Hunt Family.
We welcome you to provide your thoughts and memories of Mary on our Memory Wall.