OBITUARY

Mazell C. Farmer

November 26, 1922March 29, 2018
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Mrs. Mazell “Mazie” C. Farmer (nee Childress), passed away March 29th, 2018 at her home in Magnolia Court, Nacogdoches, Texas. Husband Major P. M. “Perc” Farmer, Jr., USAF, predeceased her April 13th, 2000.

She is survived by Sandra Stanley-Stone, Jim Farmer and John Kirman, Beverly Farmer, and Jon Farmer. Her eldest son Dale passed away November 29th, 2016. Grandchildren and their families include Andrea and Andy Beshuk with Austin, Abby, Kate, and Ellen; Elizabeth Farmer with Aspacia De La Paz; Christina and Matt Stanley-Webb with Palin; Graham and Emily Farmer with Alden and Ruby; Charles and Liz Stanley with Fletcher.

She once wrote about her own life: “I was born on November the 26 between Grant and Hugo, Oklahoma. I was the seventh child in my family. I was named Carrie for a neighbor lady and Mazell for an Indian friend. … I attended school in Owlet Green until I started high school at Van. In my first year we moved to Sand Flat and I started at Grand Saline high school.” After graduation, Mazie worked at a telephone switchboard in Houston, before marrying Perc.

For most of her life, Mazie was an officer’s wife, supporting her husband as they traveled and moved around the world. She moved her family over 17 times to places as far apart as California, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, Alabama, South Carolina, Texas, and most rememberable, England where they lived in the 15th century Franciscan Friary in Little Walsingham. She was also a Scout Mother to three of her children, and supported all of them through the PTA, sports, and band.

In the last 30 years, Mazie and Perc were members of the Nacogdoches United Methodist Church. She was an active member of the DAR (authoring “The Wills of Nacogdoches County), a member of the UDC, and received her American Contract Bridge League Master Rank.

Friends and family will remember Mazie playing host to bridge events, an ardent genealogist helping others discover their roots, as well as a person who enjoyed Scrabble and 42. She was also a Texas Rangers fan. But it was her focus on her children, grandchildren, and in the last few years her great grand babies that most made her smile. She was loved by all.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Nacogdoches officiated by Rev. Lorraine Brown. A private inurnment will be held at Sunset Memorial Park at a later date.

Please visit www.CasonMonk-Metcalf.com to leave your online condolences and memories.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches.

Services

  • Memorial Service Monday, April 2, 2018
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April 1, 2018

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