Maynel Tatum Humphrey
January 1, 1936 – October 16, 2020
Maynel Foster Humphrey, 83 of Montgomery, Texas went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 16, 2020. The family will greet friends for a graveside service which will be held, Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:00 am at Forest Park Lawndale, 6900 Lawndale St., Houston, TX.
Maynel was a graduate of University of Houston and began and ended her 40-year teaching career with Pasadena Independent School District. She was awarded an Outstanding Teacher of the Year award and was a founding member of the Sam Rayburn High School Homemaking Department. She also was the proud sponsor of the cheerleading squad for many years. Her retirement was spent traveling, enjoying many civic associations, baking her infamous cookies and spending time with family and friends. She valued her many friendships.
Maynel was affectionately called “Shuggie” by her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. Maynel was known for dedication to family, her proper manners and respect to others, as well as her infectious laugh and smile.
Maynel was a native Houstonian, born on November 1, 1936 in Houston, Texas and was the daughter of the late Curtis and Ethyl Tatum. She was predeceased by first husband, Charles Foster and her brother, Sidney Tatum. She is survived by her beloved husband of seventeen years, Harold Humphrey, her son and daughter-in-law Mark and Dianne Foster, her adored granddaughters, Tatum and Taryn Foster. She also leaves behind two stepsons and their wives, Jeff and Jerri Humphrey and Chris and Timaree Humphrey along with eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She loved them all as her own and cherished the memories spent with them. Maynel was also very close with her only niece, Ronda Trog.
Maynel Tatum Humphrey
Billye Baugh Robbins
October 21, 2020
A very well remembered educator. I was inspired and led through four years of Home Economics. Mrs. Foster became a true model of a “girl raised in the South”. As I graduated in the late ‘60’s she illustrated not only skills of the home but as a model of the woman “worker”. I think of her every time I put a straight pin between my teeth. May you find the peace I know she has found.
October 20, 2020
She was my cheerleading sponsor in the 70s.
She was a special teacher and I loved cheering under her direction. I am saddened by her passing. Rest In Peace Maynel.