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Funeral services for Dyann McManus, 73, of Nacogdoches, will be held at 10:00 AM, on Friday, November 3, 2023 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Nick Nappier officiating. Interment will follow at Moral Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at Laird Funeral Home. Rosary will cunducted immediately following visitation.
Mrs. McManus passed away on October 26, 2023 in Conroe, TX. She was born on September 20, 1950 in Nacogdoches, TX.
Dyann was raised alongside her sister, by their loving parents, as they traveled all over the United States working on pipelines. The four of them lived in almost all 50 states during this time, but their wonderful mother made a home for them everywhere they were. She and her sister developed a special bond that only sisters could share. Dyann idolized her and was thankful for the great memories they made together. They also spent multiple years on the Salt Grass trail ride with their parents. Rose Mary began dating and even made Dyann go out with her boyfriend’s younger brother, Tommy. Apparently Rose Mary knew what she was doing because both sisters eventually married the brothers.
Dyann and Tommy worked for many years at Weingarten Grocery Store in Houston until they finally opened their own grocery store, “Big 7”. At some point, the entire family was working at their store. They also was blessed with the birth of their daughter, Lacy.
Dyann loved Lacy more than anything else. She made sure she was afforded opportunities that she herself did not have while growing up. She put her in ballet, piano lessons, softball and even summer camp. Lacy could do not wrong in her eyes. Once, when Lacy brought a pony INSIDE the house and up the stairs, Dyann was not even mad!
When Dyann was able to relocate to her hometown of Nacogdoches in 2022, her greatest priority was spending time with her daughter and grandson. They all loved going bargain hunting and to estate and garage sales. She kept fit by walking the trail between her house and Lacy’s to watch Wheel of Fortune and have dinner every night. Dyann was also able to spend more time with her niece, of whom she took on the role of mother to when she needed it the most. Her family was very important to her. She would do anything they needed her to and did it with joy in her heart.
Dyann loved animals and was a pet “mom” to any stray that came around. She especially loved her spoiled little pug, Sunny and cat, Lovebug. She also took great pride in having a beautiful yard and was proud of the multiple times she was awarded “Yard of the Month”. Thanksgiving will never be the same without her deviled eggs, dressing and fudge, and her cousin JoAnn will miss her and the many talks on Friday nights while enjoying pizza and a glass of wine.
Dyann is survived by her daughter, Lacy McManus; grandson, Dacota Duren; nieces and nephews, Courtnay & David Christensen and Kinkaid & Tanya McManus; great nephews and nieces, Kevin Chase McManus, Alan Christensen, Matthew & Amara Christensen, Carson McManus and Parker McManus; and great great nephew, Liam and great great niece, Maive.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Tommy L. McManus; parents, Paul Hackler and Margaret Montes Hackler; sister, Rose Mary Hackler McManus and son-in-law, Curtis Duren.