Margaret Gibson Gibson McIntire

June 3, 1919August 7, 2012

Margaret Gibson McIntire, beloved wife, mother and grandmother died August, 7, 2012 at home surrounded by her children, grandchildren, their families, her pets and the memories of a long and extraordinarily well lived life. Margaret was born on June 3, 1919 in Kingwood, West Virginia. She married Dr. Thornton S. McIntire on July 25, 1946 in Kingwood. Dr. McIntire was an obstetrician and gynecologist who practiced in Odessa from 1956 until his death in 1994. Margaret, a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Soriety, graduated from West Virginia University in 1941with a degree in English. She served with the Red Cross during World War II. After the war she taught English in Morgantown, Kingwood, and Tunnelton, West Virginia. In 1956 she and her husband moved to Odessa. Margaret was active in The Odessa Garden Club, helped to found the Odessa Symphony, and was a long time member of The Crystal Ball Foundation and The Ector County Medical Auxiliary. A life long democrat, she was actively interested and involved in democratic politics her entire life. She was a student of the stock market and was a very successful investor over the course of her life. Margaret was an avid gardener and was a great believer in the humane treatment of animals. Additionally, her interest in education was life long - a founding member of The Education Foundation and a faithful sponsor of the annual concerts each year, she was also a great supporter of Food to Kids and was a generous contributor to Odessa charities and organizations for more than 50 years including St. John’s Episcopal Church and School. These things did not fully define Margaret. Throughout her life she was a force to be reckoned with. She was a great neighbor and friend, enormous fun, and loved to experience, do and share what life had to offer - whale watching in Hawaii at 88, flying the Concorde after seeing the Great Pyramids of Egypt, walking the Great Wall of China, helicoptering the great Hawaii lava flows and the river canyons of Alaska, being enthralled on African Safari, and exploring the Galapagos. She was greatly appreciated for her intelligence and wit – and sense of fun. To her grandchildren she was the beloved “MeMa” and “Nana” who they remember with love, admiration and for her great sense of fun. Her daughters Jane McIntire Boles of Odessa and Dr. Melissa McIntire Sherrod of Fort Worth; four grandchildren, Dr. Madeline Jane Boles of Kennedyville, Maryland, Jeffrey Boles of Norman, Oklahoma, Colin Sayer Sherrod and wife Heather Sherrod of Houston and Nicolas McIntire Sherrod and husband Joshua L. Howton of Fort Worth survive Margaret. Her sons-in-law Burnace J. Boles of Odessa and Michael S. Sherrod of Fort Worth also survive her. Her nephews include the Honorable Jay Gibson of Odessa, Texas, David Gibson of Austin, Texas, George Price of Tucson, Arizona, and her niece Sara Gibson Phares of Elkins, West Virginia. Other close family members include Dr. Sirin Antia of Tucson, Arizona and Roshan Price of Northampton, MA. Pall Bearers: Colin Sayer Sherrod, Nicholas McIntire Sherrod, Dr. Madeline Jane Boles, Jeffrey Boles, Joshua L. Howton, Michael Sayer Sherrod, and Burnace J. Boles. The family would like to acknowledge the following care givers and special friends: Mario Rubio, Lillian Short, Ofelia Cano, Vanessa Burleson of Home Hospice, Dr. D. McLarey, Dr. Anne Acreman, Woody Kupper, and Nicholas Fowler. Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, August 10, 2012 at St. John’s Episcopal Church with Father Les Jackson officiating. Interment at Sunset Memorial Gardens. There will be visitation at Hubbard Kelly 6:00 to 8::00 p.m. Thursday, August 9. She wished any memorials go to: Food to Kids, the Odessa Humane Society, Planned Parenthood, or the Obama Presidential campaign. Services entrusted to Hubbard-Kelly Funeral Home.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2012
  • Visitation Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Scott Jordan

August 25, 2012

Melissa, I am sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. I remember her well and always had a great deal of respect for her.

Amanda Demers

August 10, 2012

My prayers are with your family during this time. Margaret will be missed at St. John's. I know how important she was to so many people.

August 10, 2012

A sparkling, a diamond.
A human spirit of the grandest order.
A kindness, a trusting --
The day is a little dimmer,
The night a little longer.
Rest in peace, dear lady,
And bask in the rays of the Sun.
A. Lippa Fort Worth

August 10, 2012

Melissa and Jane,I have to say she was a Great Lady what a laugh and talker she could keep the party going when it was at it's dullest She will be truly missed.Our thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss. The McMinn's Robert ,Tracee and Hunter.

Cay Warner

August 10, 2012

My brother told me of Margaret's death. What a loss! We all adored her. The obituary was a fitting tribute and the picture gallery terrific. Know that I loved her dearly and that you all will be in my prayers. We have happy memories.
Cay Bunton Warner, Pampa, TX

Charlie Hollis

August 9, 2012

Melissa, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. May you be blessed to have comfort and strength through this time of loss. Your friend always, Charlie Hollis.

August 9, 2012

Melissa, I am so sorry to hear about your Mother. I will keep you in my prayers for you and your family at this sad time. I pray that our Heavenly Father will bless your family to get through this difficult period. May you find the peace and strength needed at this time. God Bless you Melissa. Your friend always, Charlie Hollis.

rick cates

August 9, 2012

jane and family,
praying for comfort and peace in your time of loss. condolences to your entire family on the loss of your mom. my mom is 94 and i see her at least twice a day at the nursing home. i can't even imagine the void. God's blessings on you my dear friend.

August 8, 2012

Margaret was smart, funny, and full of merry mischief. She was a grand story-teller, a gifted and determined gardener, and a friend to be treasured. Her loss leaves us all bereft.
Katie Sherrod
Fort Worth


Margaret Gibson McIntire 1919-2012