MARIE "MERDY" MARGARET DELEON JACOBY, 74, of
Sachse, TX, passed away on March 17, 2019, with
burial in the Allen Cemetery at Allen, TX.
She was born in Lamesa, TX on June 5, 1944, to
Daniel and Demetria DeLeon. She attended St.
Francis Convent near Amarillo, TX and graduated
from Lamesa High School in 1964. After high
school, she moved to Dallas and worked for Texas
Instruments where she met and married Mac Jacoby
(RHS-1960) in July of 1967. They lived in Allen,
TX for 35 years and then moved to Sachse, TX in
2004. They had one daughter, Michele Jacoby Foust.
Marie enjoyed painting, crafting, shopping, and
spoiling her granddaughter, Marissa. Marie was
known for her beautiful tole paintings which she
sold at the Red Wagon Christmas Bazaar in McKinney,
TX. She was a loving, caring, and thoughtful person
who was sensitive to the needs of others, and she
loved to spend time with her family. In 2017, Mac
& Marie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary
with family and many friends.
Marie joins a choir of angels waiting for her. She
is preceded in death by her father, Daniel DeLeon;
sister Lydia DeLeon Wooten; and brothers, Andrew
DeLeon and Daniel DeLeon, Jr.
Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her
husband of 51 years, Mac Jacoby; daughter, Michele
Jacoby Foust and husband James of Sachse; grand-
daughter, Marissa Foust; mother, Demetria DeLeon of
Allen; brothers, John DeLeon and wife Julie of Allen;
Jesse DeLeon of Dallas; and Adam Deleon; sisters,
Emily Hernandez and husband Albert of Garland; Rosa
Ybarra and husband Bobby of San Antonio; Eva Greco
and husband Jim of McKinney; Loy Deleon of McKinney;
and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.