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James Hill, 79, died on January 28, 2023 in Nocona, TX. James was born on July 31, 1943 in Fort Worth, TX to Vernon & Martha Carroll Hill. James worked mostly as a truck driver hauling cattle, wheat, fertilizer, hay, as well as many other things. He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Martha Hill. He is survived by his sons, Jimmy Hill of Nocona, TX, Jacky Hill & wife Kendra of Nocona, TX, one sister, 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He loved and supported his family with every fiber of his being. There will be a visitation on Thursday, February 2, 2023 from 6 – 7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 3, 2023 at 2 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Jack McBride officiating. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery.
Roland Dale Fatheree Jr., 74, died on January 1, 2023 at his home in Ben Wheeler, TX surrounded by his family. He was born on August 25, 1948 in Dallas, TX to Roland Fatheree Sr. and Bobbie Owens Fatheree. Dale had an extreme passion for cars being a member of the Shelby Cobra Association of Texas and Dallas Mustang Club. Dale worked as a police officer in Grand Prairie and Waxahachie, TX briefly until working as a draftsman most of his life. Dale married the love of his life Janet White on August 23, 1969 in Irving, TX. Dale is survived by his wife Janet Fatheree of Ben Wheeler, TX, children, Kenneth Fatheree & wife Gwendolyn of Ben Wheeler, TX, Heather Vaughn & husband Kevin of Saint Jo, TX, sister, Joy Denbow of Fort Worth, TX, brother, Danny Fatheree of Grand Prairie, TX, and grandchildren, Joshua Vaughn, Jason Vaughn, Destini Grounds and Kristen Vaughn. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Donnie & David Fatheree. A visitation will be held on Thursday from 1 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona. A funeral service will follow at 2 P.M. at Jerry Woods Chapel officiated by Rev. Dave Woodbury. Interement will follow at Fatheree Cemetery in Montague County Texas. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.
Dawson William Ensey, 94, died on December 22, 2022 in Albuquerque, NM. He was born on October 1, 1928 to Thomas and Mannie Crownover Ensey in Odell, TX. Dawson was very involved in the community of Nocona. He was a 32nd degree Mason of Nocona Masonic Lodge#753, a member of Bethel Baptist Church in Nocona, Jean’s Men’s Bible Class and The Carpenter’s Shop. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Dawson married Alice Hudspeth who preceded him in death on January 16, 1990 then married Beverly Brown Russell whom preceded him in death on July 17, 2022. He is also preceded in death by his parents, children, Iris Spain, Angela Driskell, siblings, Leona Perhacs, Odessa Landers, Sydney Ensey, and Houston Ensey. He is survived by his children, Sherry Floyd, Byron Ensey and wife Loretta, step-children, Teri Russell Link and husband Wesley, Richard “Dicky” Russell, grandchildren, Cody Curren and wife Vicky, Kari Ann Ochoa and husband Gilbert, Charlie Chastain and wife Marin, Ronnie Spain, step-grandchildren, Brent Russell, Jennifer Hodges, Justin Russell, Andrew Russell, Kolby Weber, Karly Weber, and Kamry Weber, great-grandchildren, Courtney Curren, Rita Ramirez, Stacy Spain, Skyler Spain, Porter Chastain, and Everett Chastain, great-great-grandchildren, Rylan Forrester, Tommy Wright, Tristen Wright and Rosalee Wright. There will be a visitation on Friday, December 30, 2022 at 10 A.M. until service time at Bethel Baptist Church in Nocona. A funeral service will follow at 11 A.M. at Bethel Baptist Church on Friday with Dr. Scott Hamilton officiating. Interment will follow in Perryman Cemetery, Forestburg, TX.
Paul Wells, 86 of Montague, Texas went to his Heavenly home on December 23rd, 2022 in Bowie, Texas.
A celebration of his life will take place at 2:00pm on Thursday, December 29that First Baptist Church in Montague, Texas, with pastor Mickey Miller officiating. Burial will follow at the Montague Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 12:00-2:00pm prior to service at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.
Paul was born in Beeville, Texas to Ed and Jewel (Smith) Wells and was the eldest of six children. When he was only a few weeks old, the family moved to Orr, Oklahoma and later to Stoneburg, Texas and eventually to Bowie, Texas. He found it necessary to quit school after 8th grade in order to work and help support his family.
In 1956 Paul married Frances Palmer and from this union were born three children; Charley, Paula and Kenneth. He later married Mary Francis Guilliams on February 21st, 1970 thus adding her seven children, Andy, Randy, Dale, Dean, April, Patty and Jeff to the home. Paul was a dedicated father and provider for his family and a loving husband to Mary for 45 years, until her passing in 2015. He again found love with his sweetheart Carolyn Guilliams, where they enjoyed companionship for over six years, until her recent passing.
Paul was a backhoe operator from the age of 21, until his retirement. He took pride in his work and was well known in the area for his exceptional skill. He enjoyed working and if anyone asked what his occupation was, he’d smile and say that he liked to play in the dirt all day. Paul retired from Energy Well Service in 2014 at the age of 78. Upon his retirement, he enjoyed his time with family and his time with his church family. He was ordained a deacon in the First Baptist Church on September 19, 2021.
Paul is preceded in death by his parents and siblings; Archie Wells, Gene Wells, Velda Swaim and JoGrace Barker, Son; Dean Duke, Grandsons; Johnny Duke, Dusty Tucker and Jarrett Duke, also, sweetheart Carolyn Guilliams.
Paul is survived by his children; Andy Duke of Montague, Randy Duke and wife Cheryl of Plantersville, Charley Wells of Holliday, Dale Duke and wife Danna of Andrews, Paula Lovelace of Wichita Falls, April Decker and husband Clay of Alva, Oklahoma, Kenneth Wells and wife Traci of Saint Jo, Patty Tucker and husband Carl of Bowie, Jeff Duke & wife Lisa of Bowie, TX, 28 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren, and his sister Ruby Byrne of Wichita Falls, as well as numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
His gentle nature, honest character, hard work ethic and faith in God will be his lasting legacy. Paul will be greatly missed but we know he is standing straight and tall with his loved ones in Heaven and “good Lord willin”, we’ll see him again some day.
The family would like to thank the staff at Advanced Rehab in Bowie for their kind caring of our Dad and Pawpaw these last few weeks.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Montague Cemetery Association or First Baptist Church of Montague.
Services under direction of Jerry Woods Funeral Home.
Charles Lee Gilmore born on May 22, 1933 in Temple, TX and died on December 23, 2022 in Denton, Texas. Charles met Loretta in 1952 in Temple Texas where they were both attending Temple Junior College. They married November 27, 1954 in Mayodan North Carolina (where Dad met Mom's family for the 1st time)..and returned to Texas to live in Wichita Falls until 1957 when Dad was transferred by Republic Supply to Nocona Texas where he became the Nocona store manager. They remained in Nocona until 1977 when Dad became District Manager for Republic Supply in Wichita Falls and moved to Burkburnett Texas. Dad retired from Republic Supply in 1985. He later went to work for Tumbleweed Specialties in 1986 and retired "again" in 2016. They moved to Denton in 2017. He is survived by his children, Teri L. Bowman, Gail G. Yowell, Dean H. Gilmore, grandchildren, Sam Russell, Jody Odom, Ali Lundy, Haylee Carroll, Shanna Freeman, Britt Yowell and great-grandchildren, Matt Odom, Braden Carroll, Jake Russell, Lucille, Odom, Georgia Odom, Danica Carrol, Charley Yowell, Eloise Odom, Dorothy Odom, Greyson Russell, Hadley Russell, and Sunshine Freeman. Charles served the Navy during the Korean War. Served on the Nocona ISD School Board and the Nocona ISD Board of Equalization and was a 50+ year member of the Nocona Masonic Lodge #753. Nocona Boy Scouts Leader that took the Nocona Boy Scouts troop to the 50th National Jamboree in Colorado Springs CO in 1960. He could always be counted on to sell Camp Fire Candy, bake cakes, cookies or candies for Church or Rainbow Girls fund raising. Lots of family time always included games, with an emphasis on card games (taught to Gail, Dean and I by "his" mother). It's a family thing enjoyed by several generations. While living in Nocona - He and Loretta were active in the Nocona First Methodist Church. Loretta was from North Carolina, so every couple of years Dad and Mom would load up 3 kids, luggage, food, snacks and drinks for the 22-hour drive to visit our grand-parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. This was before convenience stores and fast food, so we stopped only for gas and to eat at road-side parks. There will be a visitation on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 10 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Nocona, followed by a funeral service at 11 A.M. officiated by Minister Valleri Sewell. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church in Nocona or Burkburnett or Nocona Masonic Lodge#753.
Mary Louise Anderson, 97, of Nocona, Texas, passed away on Saturday, December 17th. Mary was born on December 2, 1925 in Pocahontas, AR to Roy and Erna Glasco. She married Robert T. (Andy) Anderson on December 9, 1944 until his death in 1991.
Mary and Andy lived the majority of their married life in North Carolina, Georgia, Texas and Florida where Andy worked in the produce and seafood industry. Mary moved to Carrollton, TX to be with her son, Bob, and daughter, Jane, in 2017.
Mary was active while living in Sun City Center, FL, where she played golf and performed in their dance group, The Follies. She experienced almost a century of life, and she loved every minute of it. She was considered a prankster and the life of any party by entertaining and always telling jokes.
Mary is survived by her son, Bob and wife, Janice, of Nocona, TX; two granddaughters, Lisa and husband, Zane Dowty and children, Claudia and Sara, of Centennial, CO; Amy and husband, Chris Jantz, and their children Grayson and Mia of Carrollton, TX; one niece, Mary and husband, Lee Johnson, of Asheville, NC and two great-nieces and two great-nephews. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Andy; and daughter, Jane Garibay; her sister, Carolyn Duggan; and nephew, Tommy Duggan. A private family service will be held at a later date.
Rose Mary Killian, 59, died on November 24, 2022 in Wichita Falls, TX. She was born on July 9, 1963 in Fort Sill, OK to Harold “Buddy” & Lilly Maier Baker. Rose Mary worked as a state case worker for human resources. She worked hard to support her family whom she loved very much. She is survived by her children, Jesse Killian of Baytown, TX, Tiffany Newell of Burkburnett, TX, Candice Riley of McGregor, TX, sisters, Virginia Moser of Edmond, OK, Ilona Brown of Yukon, OK, 14 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings, Linda Buettner, Shirley Baker, James Baker and 1 great-great grandchild. There will be a memorial service on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022 at 11 A.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice
Dawson Hunter Howard, 16, died on November 29, 2022 in Nocona, TX. He was born on November 6, 2006 in Nocona, TX to David & Jennifer Gaston Howard. Dawson was a tremendous help to his family’s farm, cattle ranch, dirt business and oil lease operation. He was an avid lover of nature and all kinds of animals and an absolute joy to be around. He was also soon to be a black belt at Christian Martial Arts in Gainesville, TX. He was a member of the River of Life Church. He is survived by his parents, David & Jennifer Howard of Nocona, TX, sisters, Sarah Long & husband Daniel of Wichita Falls, TX, Josey Martin & husband Jason of Duncan, OK, Stevie Howard of Terral, OK, Harris Howard of Nocona, TX, brothers, Douglas Howard of Uganda, Africa, and Davis J. Howard of Nocona, TX, grandfather, JM Gaston of Saint Jo, TX as well as a host of aunts, uncles and beloved cousins. There will be a visitation on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022 from 3 – 4 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at Mayfield Cemetery at 2 P.M., 5105 FM 2953, St Jo TX 76265. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Caring Way Ministries c/o Cathrine Meador, 210 Jay Gaston Rd St Jo TX 76265 or call (940) 210 9970.
JoAnn Chilcoat Booher, age 89, passed away peacefully on 11/27/2022. She was born in Mexia, Texas on 1/22/33 to Marion and Wanda Chilcoat. She married Earl Charles Booher on 3/1/1958 and they had six children. The family moved to Henrietta, Texas in the summer of 1979 and made this their permanent home. JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Earl, and two children, daughter, Sharon (Susie) Yvonne Booher and son, Erik Lance Booher. She was also preceded in death by brother, Billy (Rusty) Chilcoat, Larry Chilcoat, and sister, Merry Alice Hatcher. She is survived by four sisters, Wanda (Tutts) Harrison, Jean Shears, Janice Uselton, and Patsy Davis. Her daughters, Deborah Booher, Charlotte Kaspari, and sons, Karl Booher, Kurt and wife, Kim Booher. Also left behind are eight grandchildren, Kara, Julia, Vance, Lauren, Peter, Lindsey, Kolten, and Kambridge as well as, seven great-grandchildren Sebastian, Jaxson, Laikyn, Grant, Kennedy, Leevke, and Kason. There will be a funeral service on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 2 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home in Nocona, TX officiated by Minister Doug Gaskey. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to her home church, Grace Temple Baptist Church in Henrietta, Texas.
Patricia “Pat” Gail Keck, 77, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loved ones on November 13, 2022. Pat was born in Bowie, Tx to Sam and Jimmie Brashear on June 18, 1945. She married the love of her life, David Keck, on June 26, 1964 in Nocona, Tx.
Besides her family, Pat’s next greatest passion was Nocona ISD where she served on the Board of Trustees for an astounding twenty years. She could always be seen at Nocona school events from band competitions to athletic contests and from One Act Plays to FFA shows. If Nocona students were involved then there was a good possibility Pat was there to support the orange and black.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 56 years, David. Also, one sister, Carol McDonald. Pat is survived by three sons: Kyle and Leslie of Nocona, Wesley and Tiffaney of Decatur, and Brad and Missy of Ryan, Ok. One sister, Karen Payne of Cleburne and one brother, Garry “Butch” Brashear of Sunset. She is also survived by 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren along with many nephews, nieces, cousins and sister-in-laws. There will be a visitation on Wednesday, November 16, 2022 from 6 – 7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at 2 P.M. at the Church of Christ in Nocona, TX with Minister Austin Wright officiating. Interment will follow in Nocona Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Daniel Keck, Trysten Vakoc, Kaden Keck, Jettsen Keck, Corbin Gantt, Dereck Bonilla, John Bowser, Ti Caughman, Tyler Richards, Korbin Storrs. Memorials may be made to the Nocona Athletic Booster Club.
Carolyn Guilliams, 84, died on November 14, 2022 in Wichita Falls. She was born on January 29, 1938 in Montague, TX to Robert & Juanita Cox Ryan. Carolyn graduated from Nocona High School and attended Midwestern University. Carolyn was a member of the Montague Methodist Church but attended many churches in Montague County. She was a true matriarch always loving and taking care of her family. She was a partner in Security Title Company in Montague, later purchasing Montague County Abstract Company. Carolyn loved her family, especially during the holidays when 100 loved ones were expected and enjoyed any time spent with them. She is survived by her children, David & wife Pam Guilliams of Nocona, TX, Shelley Guilliams of Montague, TX, Terry & Brenda Guilliams of Nocona, TX, Jimmi & Alan Barclay of Alvord, TX, Lucia & James Willard of Montague, TX, 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren and her special friend Paul Wells. There will be a visitation Thursday, November 17, from 6 – 7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 18, 2022 at 10 A.M. at Montague County Cowboy Church officiated by Rex Hamilton. Interment will follow in Montague Cemetery. Pallbearers will be David Lee Guilliams, B.J. Guilliams, Scott Guilliams, Nathen Laughlin, Hunter Willard, and Rene Davis. Honorary Pallbearers are Wes McNorton, Josh Gilmore, and Slim Laughlin. Memorial donations may be made to the Montague Cemetery Assn.
Morgan Fenoglio, 27 of Nocona, Texas passed October 21, 2022 at home with her family and many friends. After a lifelong fight from congenital heart disease and DiGeorge syndrome. True to her fighting determination, Morgan gave us 26 more years than we were ever promised.
She is already terribly missed by surviving members of her family including her mother Michelle Fenoglio-Toerck, “Daddy’s” Jayson Toerck and Jon Prestwood, Her brother Caiden Fenoglio, wife Calley, nephew Holden, grandparents Robert and Patty Fenoglio, Uncle Bobby Fenoglio, wife Tammy, Uncle James Fenoglio, wife Mitzi and many great aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was welcomed into Heaven by her great grandparents and relatives who preceded her.
Morgan was born with a rare syndrome and extremely complicated heart defect. Upon her diagnosis as an infant, it was thought to be inoperable. Because of the prayers of many she was accepted for an experimental heart surgery at UCSF in 1995. She defied all odds and pioneered with Surgeon Dr. Frank Hanley a surgery that would save hundreds of babies in the future. She was a lifetime case study of children born with the same defect.
Morgan’s family would like to acknowledge two very special nurses who provided care and love in their home for many years Debbie Maas of Saint Jo and Cheryl Locke of Nocona, Nocona General Hospital, Doctors Leonard and Chance Dingler, Angels of Care Home Health, all of our community and anyone who has ever prayed for Morgan. A wake will be held Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2022 at 6 P.M. at The Veranda Inn. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022 at 10 A.M. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in Montague Catholic Cemetery.
Any memorials made for Morgan can be made to any Nocona organization of your choice.
Ina Mae Love was born to Oscar and Maxine Martin on August 31, 1939. Ina went to rest in the arms of her Lord and Savior on October 20, 2022, at Nocona Grace Care Center of Nocona, aged 83. She is survived by her daughter Leslieann Griffin, son Jonathan Love, nieces Beth West, Deana Stewart, Sonya Echols-Toussel, Rayna Counts, brother James Martin, and his children. She is also survived by 4 granddaughters and numerous great-nieces and cousins.
Ina loved her church and teaching vacation bible school and Sunday school for many years at Bethel Baptist Church, Nocona, Texas. Her legacy will live on in the many children she taught. She made the best banana pudding in the world and had a green thumb that could grow any plant or flower. She loved the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Cowboys no matter if they were winning or losing. She was a wonderful mother, loving grandmother, aunt, sister, cousin, and friend.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her twin sister Nina Koehler, her husband Duane Love, her baby sister Jerri Ann, and many cousins.
Visitation will be held at Jerry Woods Funeral home on Monday, October 24 from 6 -7 P.M. at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel and a graveside service will be held on Tuesday, October 25 at 1 P.M. at Nocona Cemetery.
James Monroe Elliott was born on December 26, 1941 in Nocona, TX to Clarence Elliott and Velma Elliott Teichman. James went to rest in eternal rest and peace in the arms of his Heavenly Father and Savior on Tuesday, September 20, 2022 in Nocona, TX at the age of 80 years old. James was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a charter member of Bethel Baptist Church. James is survived by his wife, Rhonda of 37 years, daughters, Vylinda Berta and Oneita Poor both of Odessa, TX, sons, Jeremy and Clarence Elliott both of Nocona, TX, sister, Patricia Zingale and husband, Vince of North Royalton, OH and brother Michael Elliott of Odessa. James is survived by 10 grandchildren and 9 ½ great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. James was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Vlema, step-father, Lawrence (Bud) Teichman, son, James Edward Elliott and sister-in-law, Nelda Elliott. The family would like to express their gratitude and thanks to Grace Care Center and their staff, and to Hospice of Wichita Falls for their loving care. Rhonda would also like to express her gratitude and thanks to Bethel Baptist Church and to Bowie Chapter #16 and St. Jo #17 Order of the Eastern Star for their prayer and food. A memorial service will be held Thursday, October 13, at Bethel Baptist Church, Nocona, TX visitation will start at 1 P.M. and service at 2 P.M. both at Bethel Baptist Church.
Geraldine Kay “Jeri” Langford was born August 8, 1952 in Chehalis, Washington to Robert and Jean Smart. Jeri and Leonard Langford were united in marriage February 8, 1983. Jeri worked several different jobs including Nocona Boot Factory, and as a cook at Terral and Goldburg Schools. Jeri and Leonard lived most of their days in Terral, Oklahoma. They enjoyed many outings together, including daily trips to get Jeri’s beloved Rt 44 Coca Cola from Sonic. Jeri loved and cherished her children and grandchildren always making each one feel special. Jeri enjoyed baking cakes and cooking for her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her smile and mischief. Jeri was preceded in death by her husband Leonard, her parents Robert and Jean, sister Connie Melton, brother Bobby Lee Smart, and stepdaughter Andrea Pollan. She is survived by her side-kick Little Ann, her daughters, Tandy Williams (husband Billy Ray), Shana Reed, step-son Randy Langford (wife Angelia). Grandchildren, Joseph Pollan (wife Whitney), Rachel Sain (husband Brandon), Zachary Langford (wife Amy), Coby Langford, Kelsey Reed, Raylen Williams and Julia Williams. Great Grandchildren, Noah Pollan, Preslee Pollan, Jolee Pollan, Ronald Dean Sain, Serenity Sain, and Isabella Sain. 1 Brother Billy Smart (wife Jo), and 1 sister-in-law Sue Smith. There will be a visitation from 6 – 7 P.M. on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Jerry Woods Funeral Home Chapel in Nocona, TX. A funeral service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2022 at 10 A.M. at Ryan Cemetery, Ryan, OK. Memorial donations may be made to a charity of choice.
Annie Mae Houpt, 91, passed away on September 14, 2022, in McKinney, TX. She was born September 7, 1931 to Calvin and Irene Tettleton in Spanish Fort, TX. She is survived by her daughter, Yvonne DuPriest and husband Mark Hollis of McKinney, grandchildren: Kristin Pierce and husband Jacob of Melissa, Lauren Blagec and husband Scott of Princeton and great-grandchildren: Camden and Caris Pierce and Addison and Emmerson Blagec. Annie Mae is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents, her son Daniel Wayne Houpt, son-in-law David Alan DuPriest, brothers Alvin Tettleton, Melvin Tettleton, Lonnie Tettleton and Thomas Tettleton, and sister Ila Fae Linn.
Annie Mae lived in University Park for over 40 years where she raised Danny and Yvonne. She was a stay at home Mom who enjoyed volunteering to lead Cub Scout and Bluebird groups and work in the school. She never missed a sporting event or musical performance of her children.
After the kids moved away she began a career with Aviall Airmotive where she worked for over 20 years in the billing department. Post retirement she enjoyed gardening, reading, watching basketball and spending time with her granddaughters. She loved Mexican food, Hershey’s Kisses, sunsets and fall leaves. Annie Mae will be fondly remembered by many friends and family members as hard working, loyal and one who wasn’t afraid to speak her mind.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in her honor.
A private interment will be held at Nocona Cemetery.
Dr Mary Ruth Howard PHD
15 February 1938 – 23 September 2022
Mary Ruth Howard passed away Friday September 23, 2022 at grace Care Center in Nocona. She was born to Clyde and Lurline Howard Howard on February 15, 1938 at Farris, Oklahoma. Clyde was a Bonita Howard and Lurline was a Spanish Fort Howard both families date back to 1870’s in Montague County.
Mary Ruth finished high school in Gainesville and graduated from North Texas State College now UNTwith a Bachler degree and went on to a PHD in Education. She also studied in Spain. After school Mary taught in San Antonio and served in San Antonio public school administration for many years then taught children’s book writing at a college in San Antonio. She was named to the Texas State Textbook Committee in 1980.
Family history was very important to Mary and she had an extensive research and collected many family antiques with a passion. She referred to her collection as her stuff and she knew all the facts about everything.
In 2015 she decided to move to Nocona and the day she signed to buy a house, she suffered a stroke and was only able to live in the house for a very short time due to health concerns.
Mary Ruth was preceded in death by her parents, She is survived by cousins Max Brown, Donna Rice, Shirley Raeisi, Marilyn Talley, Jimmy Howard, Pam Allen, Debi Ishmael, Stephen Howard and Steve Howard of Nocona plus many more.
Private services will be held at a later date
Ethel Frazier, 65, died at her home in Ringgold, TX on September 18, 2022. She was born in Malakoff, TX to Clifton & Leverda Wiley Frazier. Ethel worked as a waitress most of her life. She is survived by her daughter, Robin Alexander of Ringgold, TX, sisters, Sharon Frazier of Fort Worth, TX, Patricia Glen of Dallas, TX, brothers, Gerald Frazier of Dallas, TX, Raymond Frazier of Fort Worth, TX, Clifton Frazier of Dallas, TX, Timothy Frazier of Dallas, TX, 6 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Latonya Frazier, siblings, Barbara Frazier, Florence Frazier and Clifford Frazier. A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to charity of choice.