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OBITUARY

Elwyn "Mack" Vernon Mansfield

February 13, 1945September 10, 2020
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Elwyn Vernon (Mack) Mansfield, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin went home to Jesus on September 10, 2020. Mack was born on February 13, 1945 in Merkel, Texas to Vernon and Bobbye Teaff Mansfield. Mack graduated from Merkel High School where he played football and basketball and participated in track. In 1991 he was inducted into the Merkel Badger Hall of Fame for track and football.

Mack received an Associate Degree from Cisco Junior College which he attended on a track scholarship. He received a BBA degree in engineering management from the University of Texas at Austin in 1972. Mack’s time at UT was interrupted by service in the United States Army. He was posted to duty at Fort Devens, Massachusetts and to Frankfurt, West Germany. His adventures in the army led to a love of travel, which he was able to pursue for many years with his wife and children.

Mack married Laura Cunningham Mansfield in 1972. They moved to Houston where he spent 34 years employed at Houston Lighting and Power Company and its successor CenterPoint Energy, retiring in 2007. He was a member of the Association of Energy Engineers.

Mack was an accomplished handyman and enjoyed working on renovations to his home and rental properties. He never met a stranger, and he would engage others in conversation (sometimes lengthy ones) on almost any topic. His cheerful disposition and unending optimism, noted by his family and friends, remained to the end. One of his nieces always remembers Mack with a camera in his hand and a smile on his face. And his nephew-in-law loved to "talk shop" with Mack, and felt he always came away with some new bit of knowledge.

Mack’s proudest moments involved his children. He served as coach, supporter, and transportation provider for their various activities. In 1997 he was recognized by the Music Department at the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts for serving eight years as the kitchen chairman for the annual spaghetti supper. He also served in several capacities as a member of South Main Baptist Church when first moving to Houston and later at Westbury Baptist Church.

Mack was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, Ernest and Blanche Teaff, and John and Rena Mansfield, and his sister, Kathy Rogers, all of Merkel, Texas. He is survived by his wife, Laura, his son, Eric Mansfield and his husband Amado Morales of Houston, his son Ryan Mansfield of Houston, his daughter, Natalie Blachere and her husband Andreas of Montreal, Canada, his treasured grandson, Mattias Blachere, his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Ann Mansfield of Fulshear, Texas, and his sister, Zana Carter. He is also survived by four nieces and two nephews: Melinda Chanin Canales and her husband Mike, Tara Smith and her husband Frederick, Erin Irlandez, Lana Rogers, Todd Mansfield, and Travis Rogers, as well as several great nieces and nephews. Burial for family only will be at the Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations in Mack’s name may be made to the Choroideremia Research Foundation at https://www.curechm.org/, Foundation Fighting Blindness Houston Chapter at https://www.fightingblindness.org/chapters/houston-chapter, or the charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Vernon Mansfield, Father (deceased)
  • Bobbye Teaff Mansfield, Mother (deceased)
  • Ernest and Blanche Teaff, Grandparents (deceased)
  • John and Rena Mansfield, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Kathy Rogers, Sister (deceased)
  • Laura Mansfield, Wife
  • Eric Mansfield and his husband Amado Morales, Son
  • Ryan Mansfield, Son
  • Natalie Blachere and her husband Andreas, Daughter
  • his treasured grandson, Mattias Blachere, his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Ann Mansfield, and his sister, Zana Carter. He is also survived by four nieces and two nephews: Melinda Chanin Canales and her husband Mike, Tara Smith and her husband Frederick, Erin Irlandez, Lana Rogers, Todd Mansfield, and Travis Rogers, as well as several great nieces and nephews.

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Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 16, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

Memories

Elwyn "Mack" Vernon Mansfield

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Mary Ann Stowe

September 18, 2020

Such a wonderful guy. So many fun memories of spaghetti suppers, t-ball, and just having fun! My prayers and thoughts to Laura and family.

Diane Yee

September 17, 2020

My fond memories of Mack - wonderful husband and father. I enjoyed getting to know Mack through Laura and Ryan. He was so easy to chat with - ask him anything about home repairs, remodeling or the Houston Astros. I mostly enjoyed watching Mack with Ryan. We keep your memory in our hearts forever.

Love,
Diane, William, Aaron and David Yee

Carollynn Black

September 15, 2020

What a privilege it was to know Mack! We have precious memories of our friendship with him, witnessing his love for his family and the strength of his faith, receiving his greeting before church with a smile and a bulletin, seeing him in the counting room or at the coffee bar, hearing his wonderful travel stories, having fun at Christmas parties, working together on mission projects, decorating for the church carnival and always benefiting from his handyman expertise! He wore so many hats with such humility, gentleness and grace. He touched us all and we are forever blessed by knowing him. We send our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
Love to you and yours, In Christ,
Howard and Carollynn

Todd Mansfield

September 15, 2020

I cannot really add anything to what has already been posted here by so many people. My Uncle Mack was one of the greatest minds, and hearts, that ever existed on this planet. He was also one of the few people that ever made my Dad, Jack, look short. I know it's too late now, but I wish I could say to him, "I love you too."

Pat Bonner

September 15, 2020

On behalf of the Music Department of the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, I extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Mr. Mack Mansfield. When his children attended HSPVA he was such an active part of the annual Spaghetti Supper fundraiser. His presence in the kitchen made everything work smoothly. And...he chaired a committee that had to cook(warm) 200 pounds of spaghetti and 100 pounds of meat and sauce in a small kitchen with only TWO burners and a warming oven, and prepare a serving line for over 1000 guests. This was no easy task, but his organizational skills and his bashful smile just made it work beautifully each year.
We were proud to have him and Mrs. Mansfield and their children as part of the HSPVA family. I know he will be missed by them and the extended family and friends. I pray for their strength and comfort during this time as all of us celebrate his return to God.
Pat Bonner--HSPVA Music Dept. (ret.)

Zana Carter

September 14, 2020

Mack was a wonderful big brother. I have so many fun memories of him growing up and of course the many pictures that Mack took everywhere he went. We also have so many great memories of the family. My heart is sad but Laura, Eric, Natalie and Ryan know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
My sincere condolences.
Love,
Zana

JaNell Beasley

September 14, 2020

Growing up in Merkel his mom Bobbye and my mom Ruth were such good friends. His sister Kathy was my age and we were great friends all our lives. I spent lots of time at the Mansfield home and would also stay with them when my parents were out of town for business trips. Mack, Jack and Zana all treated me like another little sister and so many memories of going with Kathy to watch Mack play football!! We also have a connection being related through the Teaff Family. Love and prayers to all of you and I know how you will miss him!

Tom Sturdevant

September 14, 2020

Enjoyed working with Mack for many years. Mack was truly a fine gentleman, kind, friendly and sincere. He was a blessing to all who knew him. My prayers to his wife and family.

john Gardner

September 14, 2020

Mack was a great man and I knew him from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) where I got to know him and I was very proud to be his successor to the AEE Treasurer position that he had held for a number of years .Mack will be missed by many. Prayers for his wife and family.

Holly Green

September 14, 2020

My deepest sympathy to his loving family. Mack was such a joy, so friendly, just all positive energy, it was always so good to see him! He was a welcome contributor to the Association of Energy Engineers here in Houston. I will really miss him.

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