Marilyn Lee Pollock Flaherty

Marilyn Lee Pollock Flaherty, “Mimi”, 86, was called to heaven on September 5, 2021. She has reunited with her husband of 40 years, Dr. Thomas E. Flaherty, Jr, who passed away on October 10, 1998. She was born July 8, 1935, in Seattle, Washington, to Col. Herbert W. Pollock and Dolores G. Pollock.

Our Mimi was a stranger to no one. She would always light up a room with her infectious smile, charm, and joy-filled graciousness. Her love of leopard print, and sequined “everything” was her trademark. Mimi had an amazing talent for creating and could fashion a masterpiece with ease. Mom brought cheer to every occasion, and loved all of her friends and family with genuine deep heartfelt affection. She enjoyed gatherings with friends and family, usually accompanied by a fabulous meal and her beloved vino. Her motto, “life is too short, eat dessert first”, became a family tradition.

Marilyn is survived by her son Michael T. Flaherty and wife, Reece, of Gig Harbor, WA; daughters, Stephanie A. Flaherty of Pearland, TX, Cecelia D. and husband, Timothy Flach, Ocean Springs, MS, Theresa L. and husband, Noel Bauman of College Station, TX, Melinda S. and husband, Martin Matulia of Waco, TX, and Jennifer R. and husband, Donald Reny, Jr., of League City, TX; and 11 wonderful Grandchildren – Michael Flach (wife Paige), Melanie Rodriguez, Meghan Bauman, Thomas Bauman, Mitchell Matulia, Joseph Matulia, Philip Matulia, Connor Flaherty, Jordan Flaherty, Katie Reny(fiancé Josh Surette), and Nick Reny (fiancée Avery Durrill).

“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.” (Mother Theresa)

Graveside Service will be Friday, September 24, 2021, at 10:00am, at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, our family requests that memorials be made to The American Cancer Society, The American Heart Association, or the charity of your choice.



  1. What a wonderful legacy Marilyn leaves for her family and all of us who were privileged to call her friend. How many of us in our daily walk truly follow our Savior’s instructions to “be joyful at all times”?
    Mike my son and I were fortunate to have Marilyn as part of our journey and mourn her loss , and wish to extend our deepest sympathy to her entire family, may you be comforted by the joy she brought to everyone she touched and our promise of eternity with our Lord.

    Sincerely, Sandy De Lorenzo and Mike De Lorenzo

    Sandra K DeLorenzo
  2. Peace and blessings to my dear friend Stephanie and her family. I know that you will always carry Mrs. Flaherty ‘s love in your hearts.
    Much love to you,
    Dolores Walls

    Dolores Walls
  3. Marilyn impacted me deeply with her disarming open vulnerability, simplicity, infectious happiness, limitless smiles, easy laughter. She held a place in my heart that she made her own. I loved her the first time I met her and never met anyone else like her. I am truly grateful to have known her.

    With deepest sympathy for Marilyn’s family,

    Nelson and Sandra Bean and family

    Nelson Bean
  4. My thoughts and prayers to the Flaherty family. I have so many wonderful memories of my friend Marilyn. Tom and Marilyn raised beautiful loving children. God Bless All of you.

    Margie Hayden
  5. Sandy and I send our condolences to the Flaherty family for the loss of a lovely lady and a dear cousin.

    William E McCaffrey

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