On February 5, 2020, Mary Beth Christensen Gresse was called to Our Heavenly Father after a courageous battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her beloved husband of 42 years, Bruce J. Gresse, and her closest family members.
Mary Beth was born on October 17, 1957 to Julienne Jaufre Christensen and Samuel Ray Christensen. Mary Beth and Bruce founded Gresse's Automotive and their business would bring them many blessings and many friends who would become family.
Mary Beth enjoyed many hobbies including sewing, embroidery, gardening, cooking, painting, and yoga. She excelled at everything she tried, perfectionist as she was. Nanny was at complete peace in the country with her "Forever Love" and her puppies. Mary Beth was the most beautiful woman, inside and out. She brought joy to so many and was loved by all.
She is survived by the love of her life, Bruce J. Gresse; her sister, Julie C. Barrere (Robert); her brothers, Ray F. Christensen (Patsy) and Gerard Christensen; her sister-in-law, Patricia Gresse Tyson (Larry); her loving nieces and nephew: Raelyn Galliand (Mark), Kellie Counselman (Cory), Kasey Roche (Patrick), and Zachary J. Tyson (Kristina); and her great nephews and nieces: Cody Counselman, Caleb Counselman, Haeleigh Galliand, Caden Counselman, Madelyn Galliand, Patrick “Trey” Roche, and Noah Roche.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Memorial Services at Garden of Memories Funeral Home, 4900 Airline Drive, Metairie, LA 70001 on Friday, February 14, 2020. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am followed by a Funeral Mass at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Beth’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
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