Meredith Owen Bricker known to all as "MO", fought a valiant effort, but found new comfort with her God on Sunday morning, May 26, 2013 at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. She was born June 1, 1949 in San Antonio, Texas and was adopted, raised by Inez & Harry Hartley of McAllen, Texas. Meredith attended Saint Mary's Hall and The University of Texas. Mo was preceded in death by both of her parents and is survived by her husband of over 20 years, Frederick Bricker, her daughter Brook Owen Rojas, her brother, Leonard Hartley of Colorado, Teddie & Monte Hartley of Veniat Oklahoma and many other friends throughout the United States, Canada and Cancun, Mexico. Meredith was fiercely spirited and independent, never hesitant to speak her mind, sharing her wisdom and love with her many friends and loved ones. Meredith's best friend was her devoted daughter, Brook Owen Rojas. Brook and her mother shared everything and the relationship remained steadfast throughout her illness, Brook was her strength and pride. Mo was a volunteer and a sustaining member of the Junior League of San Antonio. Her spirit and dedication to serving her community will be remembered by many. The Junior League Rummage Sale was a particular passion of hers as she loved meeting the people she was serving and was committed to continuing the traditions and efforts of the institution of "Rummage." The countless volunteers that she mentored and people she helped will remember her eternally. She also spent over 15 years with Scobey Moving & Storage. She found Cancun, Mexico as a second home and was known throughout the resort as Mama Teresa. Mo's month in Cancun was the highlight of her year. Her words "Are You Ready" during her beloved water volleyball will forever bring a smile to many faces. The friends she acquired in Mexico were an important part of her and she will be remembered by those friends always. A celebration of her life will be held at 12 Noon 5/31/2013 at St. Pius X Catholic Church on Harry Wurzbach Blvd. To leave a note for the family please visit, obituaries. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Paralyzed Vets or Red Cross.

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  1. Always in my heart – my Mo!!! Blessings to all those who were lucky to have her in their life. She will be missed, but never ever forgotten!

  2. She will be missed dearly! She touched everyone with her contagious smile and warm personality! We all have an angel looking out for us (or helping us get into trouble) now. My life is richer for having you in it! Love you always!

  3. Why do I have the feeling that Meredith is organizing and giving orders to anyone who will listen up there in heaven? The good times we all shared are priceless and I cherish every one of them. Go rest my friend, your work here is done…. you will be missed but we’ll see you again… no doubt telling us all where to go and what to do once we get there. Love you!

  4. Brook so very sorry for your loss. Donna had/has been keeping me informed of your Mom. You are in my prayers. Joyce Ann (Donna and Doug cousin)

  5. Brook,

    I’m so sorry for your loss! Your mom was an amazing woman and will truely be missed! My preayers to you and your family during this difficult time! Much love and God Bless!

    Maggie Andrews-Mayo

  6. Brook and Fred so so sorry to hear about you loss Mo will always be in are hearts and prayers

  7. Dear family,

    I just saw the obituary and am so sorry for you loss. I wished I could have made the services because Meredith was a special person. We had the greatest time working the rummage sale together for many years. Boy, was she a hard worker and such a blast to be with. Brook, she spoke of you often so I felt like I knew you. Even though it has a very long time since our rummage days, I still have vivid memories of your mom. God bless you and your family.

    Pattie Thompson

    Rummage Sale Chairman, 1985.

  8. My heart is breaking…and Cancun will NEVER be the same. Mo was my favorite.. so full of life and so fun to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to Brook and Fred. I have many pictures of us on the Catamaran boat trips and playing Vollyball… things she loved to do! And who could ever forget Brook’s beautiful wedding. Your mom was so proud that day. Mo is in a better place, but that still doesn’t take away the pain that everyone is feeling. We LOVE YOU MO. God please bless and be with this whole family as they go through this heart breaking time.

    Much Love,

    Rachel(Michelle) and Tanda

  9. Hi, Brook,

    Your mom and I were very close childhood friends growing up in McAllen and we had kept touch over the years. I am so sorry—I had no idea she was even sick! I had invited her to my wedding in May of 2009, but you were in Cancun at the time. I live in Houston. I had sent her 2 emails without any response, so I was concerned, and decided to see if you might have a FB page. I just read about your mom passing away tonight. I sent a friend request and wrote you a personal message on FB, as well. Please write when you can and fill me in on what happened and when. I am so sad—she was so much fun and I will never forget the cute, “devilish” twinkle in her eye and the sound of her infectious laugh. I will miss my treasured friend. Please pass my condolences on to Lenny, as well.

    Gail Law Newlin

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