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Mary Williams

May 21, 1910 — December 6, 2006

Services for Mary Williams, 96, of Canadian, Texas, will be at 2:30 P.M. Sunday, December 10, 2006, at the Church of Christ in Canadian with Boyd “Woody” Williams, officiating and Kevin Williams, assisting. Burial will be in Edith Ford Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home of Canadian, Texas. Mary passed away on Wednesday, December 6, 2006, in Canadian, Texas. She was born May 21, 1910 in Lordsburg, NM to the late Mr. Isaac Wood and Mrs. Lelia Hampton Wood. She was a graduate of Canadian High School, then attended school in Fort Worth, TX and graduated from West Texas State Teacher’s College with a BS degree in education. Mary moved to Canadian, TX in 1914 from Lordsburg, NM. She married Boyd “M.L.” Williams on December 29, 1932 in Tulsa, OK. He preceded her in death on February 26, 1971. Mary became a Christian at age 13 in Canadian, TX and was active with her husband who traveled to small towns preaching for many years. Mary taught school in Lipscomb, TX from 1931 to 1933 and in Canadian, TX from 1953 to 1975. After retiring she taught as a substitute teacher until 1987. She had many hobbies: painting, sewing, crafts, poetry, writing and loved to sing for her own entertainment. She was an active member in Sagebrush Painters, Arts and Crafts Club, Retired Teachers and 50 + Club and a member of the Church of Christ. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Ray, Ralph and William Wood and one sister, Ola Baucom. Mary is survived by one son, Boyd “Woody” Williams and wife Nell of Miami, TX; one daughter Mary Hatch and husband Bob of New Hampton, IA; four grandchildren, Gary and Kevin Williams, DeAnna and Mike Hatch; nine great-grandchildren, Hesper, Erin, Lauren, Luke, Macala, Elaine, Molly, Timothy and Ethan and one great-great-grandchild. The family will receive friends at Hughs Funeral Home on Saturday, December 9, 2006 from 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M.
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