August 29, 1924 – January 27, 2019
Mary Frances Waggoner, a woman of faith, went home to Jesus Jan. 27, 2019. She lived a good, long life and loved giving hugs! In her 94 years, she worked at Pantex Ordinance and lived at Pantex Village during WWII where she met and married her first husband Paul Leroy Bowman in 1946. They had two children, Paul Sidney and Connie Faye. She was preceded in death by all three. She was a manager at the Silver Spur Motel in Amarillo, where she met and married Julius Aaron Waggoner in 1977 (he died in 2000). They had no children.She later worked at Region XVI and everybody loved her.
Mary was born in Montague County Aug. 29, 1924 to George Columbus Pierce and Vesta Lee Baker Pierce. She started school at Liberty, Texas in 1930 and also attended school in Forestburg and Shamrock, Texas, where she graduated in 1944. She stepped up to the plate at age 14 when her dad died. Her mother and older brother took over a 7-days-a-week truck route, while Mary was doing the housework and laundry for the family, making meals and, especially, caring for her two younger brothers, ages 8 and 10.
Also preceding her in death were two of her brothers and sisters-in-law, JC Pierce and Mary, LC Pierce and Jodan. Her brother LeRoy Pierce and his wife Sue, her grandson Brian, his wife Misty and their four children, and many nieces, nephews and their families survive Mary. Mary’s family and friends from all aspects of her life will sorely miss her.
Mary was a long-time member of Northridge Church of Christ and loved the people and bringing pies to their monthly lunches.
Mary and her hugs will be missed!
- LeRoy Pierce, Brother
- Sue Pierce, Sister-in-law
Grandson Brian and wife Misty
Their 4 Children
Many Nieces, Nephews and Families
- Visitation Friday, February 1, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, February 2, 2019
- Interment Saturday, February 2, 2019
February 2, 2019
Ms. Mary will be missed at Braums she was known and introduced to new employees as the Braums Grandma, we (I) got the privilege of serving her lunch as many as 3 to 4 times a week for over 20 years,we laughed we talked we cried we shared stories and she will be in my heart forever as part of my Braums family.
I will miss Ms. Mary but I’m also comforted to know she’s in her forever home and I will see and hug her again someday! Prayers for the family and everyone who now has an emptiness in their heart because she’s not with us .