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Resthaven Funeral Home & Resthaven Memorial Park

5740 West 19Th Street, Lubbock, TX

OBITUARY

Mary Ann (Bradstreet) Fewin

December 13, 1931July 25, 2014
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Mary Ann was born in Eldorado, Texas on December 13, 1931, to Edd and Bess Bradshaw. She passed away at the age of 82, in her home in Lubbock, Texas. Memorial services will be held at Monterey Baptist Church in Lubbock, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Interment will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, at the Elmwood Memorial Park in Abilene, Texas. The family will receive visitors at Resthaven Funeral Home of Lubbock from 5 to 7 pm on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. As a 1953 graduate of Hardin Simmons University, Mary Ann dedicated her life to teaching, and was active in her community and church. She met the love of her life, Fred Fewin, in Lubbock, Texas and married him on October 5, 2007. Fred and Mary Ann shared a love of God, travel and Texas Tech athletics. From the day she told her family she was falling in love, until the last words she spoke to her family, if she was asked about Fred, Mary Ann would smile and light up and say, "Oh, I love him! He is so good to me! And he loves me. He's a good guy." Mary Ann taught at Stewart Elementary in the Lubbock Independent School District from 1961 to her retirement in 1998. Stewart was built in 1960, and on the 35th anniversary of the school Mary Ann, or Mrs. Bradstreet as she was known before her marriage to Fred, joked with a reporter, "They were still working out of those double sided barracks, and I've been here ever since. I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed." When asked by that same reporter to describe her experience at Stewart she stated, "I think I've made a difference. There are doctors, engineers and just plain good guys out there who have come back to say thanks for being my teacher." She loved children and she loved teaching, and she enjoyed making rockets fly and creating oobleck as much as her students did. She was a devoted sister who shared a love of music, horseback riding, hunting, fishing, 42 and cards with her brothers Ed Neil and Kenneth Dale. With no children of her own, "Aunt Annie" poured her love into her nieces Ann Godsey, Jan Scott, Nan Rice, Valinda Jackson and Sharon Yeates. When Sharon and Valinda lost their mother and father within a few years of one another, Mary Ann became a surrogate mother to them. She was the only maternal- grandmother their children, Kathleen McCullough, Amber Jackson, Brittany Jackson and Thomas Yeates knew. Mary Ann is survived by her husband, love and friend, Fred Fewin, and his daughters Lisa Verkamp and Teresa McCabe, five nieces, and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edd and Bess Bradshaw, her brothers Ed Neil and Kenneth Dale Bradshaw, and her grandniece Tisha Stewart. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the Monterey Baptist Church Building Fund, the Salvation Army or a charity of your choice. Please share below any speacial memories you have of Mrs. Mary Ann Bradstreet Fewin on her online guestbook and please visit back to view her online photo Memorial.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Tuesday, July 29, 2014
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, July 30, 2014
  • Graveside Service Thursday, July 31, 2014

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating, Officiating

Memories

Mary Ann (Bradstreet) Fewin

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Sandy (Buckner) Cheves

August 2, 2014

Mrs. Bradstreet was my fifth grade teacher in 1966. I have often thought of her throughout the years, knowing that she was the best teacher I ever had. She was a wonderful and kind human being who made you feel special, just because that's who she was. I will always be grateful for those school days spent in her class.

Melissa Puentes

August 2, 2014

I remember Ms Bradstreet. She was a blessing for me. When I could not get my project done, Ms Bradstreet took the time to help me. She gave me the confidence I needed during my grade school years. She was a wonderful teacher with a big heart. I attended Stewart Elementary.

Kathleen McCullough

August 1, 2014

July 29, 2014

I-i myself am the One that is comfort in you people.Isaiah 51:12

Ernestine Bryant

July 29, 2014

I first knew Mary Ann as "Valinda's Aunt Annie". Who would have ever thought we would become such good friends as we grew older. She was my traveling buddy, and we had such good memories of our times together. For so many years we sat together in church. I cherish those memories. I'm praying for all the family today and always.

Cindy McBrayer

July 28, 2014

What a joy it was to know Mary Ann! I loved traveling to Greece and Italy with her....she was so delightful. She and Fred were so good to my parents when they were hospitalized.....a true friendship if ever there was one. I regret that I am out of town and will not be able to attend her memorial service....please know that I am thinking of the family, and will be praying for you this week.

Shanna Ross

July 28, 2014

Mrs.Bradstreet as I knew her was a wonderful sweet lady and great teacher. I remember her always letting us help with her bullitan boards. She would listen to you and always had good advice for you. She taught me, my cousins, & my mom I think. I could tell she had a strong passion for teaching and don't remember her raising her voice to much but had good control.
I teach Kindergarten. She taught me in the 6th grade.
Prayers to the family.

Shanna (McElfresh) Ross

Annice Meeker

July 28, 2014

She was a great Chistian.She rented an apt. from my mother-in-law,Celeste Meeker for many years. She would tell her everyear at the beginning of school that this year, she had the best class. This went everyear she taught.

Sharon Yeates

July 28, 2014

Sharon Yeates

July 28, 2014

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