Mary Louise Twohig Wilson

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Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Louise Twohig Wilson, age 69, of Lovelady will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, in the Callaway-Allee Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Roy Hall officiating. Family will receive friends from 5 until 7 p.m. Friday evening. Condolences for Mrs. Wilson may be left at online obituaries www.callawayallee.com. Mrs. Mary Louise Twohig Wilson was born January 15, 1944, at Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas, to Paul and Rhoberta Twohig where Col. Twohig was a B-17 bomber flight instructor. After the war, he would become an executive with National Cash Register (NCR) in Dayton, Ohio. Mrs. Twohig was a housewife and school teacher. Mary grew up mostly in Dayton, Ohio; however, she would spend her summers at her grandparents farm in Corrigan, Texas. She would ride a train to Crockett, Texas, where she was picked up. At Corrigan, she acquired her lifetime love for horses after spending many hours on old "Rube." Mrs. Wilson graduated from Fairmont High School in Dayton, Ohio, after returning from California. She received a bachelor's degree from Ohio University and two master's degrees. She did post-graduate work at the University of Dayton, the University of Texas at Austin, and Texas Women's University in Denton, Texas. She loved books and poetry and chose teaching as a career, so she could share them with others. In an interview she stated, "Everything about teaching is about the future." While teaching English at Angelina College in Lufkin, Texas, for 32 years, she received nomination to Who's Who in American Education and the Minnie Stevens Piper Professor Award which honors effective, dedicated teachers. She was Angelina College's first STAR Teacher and initiated a Creative Writing course that inspired two local authors to have books published. She also sponsored a poetry reading each year to allow students to present their compositions; "Bards and Troubadors" was one of the most memorable. In her tenure at Angelina College, she served on many committees and sponsored many student clubs. Her favorite was the "Ding-Bats," which was a successful baseball booster club which helped propel Angelina College to the regional playoffs for the first time in 1975. Horses were her hobby, and she was a member of the Angelina County Mounted Patrol. In an interview, she stated "I have learned much about what is good and dependable in this world from horses." Survivors include her son, Daniel Joseph Wilson of Riverside, Texas; husband, Donald Ray Wilson of Lovelady; brother, James Nowlin Twohig and wife, Jeannie of Lufkin; and numerous other relatives. Preceded in death by her son, Benjamin Thomas Wilson in 2004; parents, Paul Twohig in 1987 and Eleanor (Rhoberta) Twohig in 1991; sister-in-law, Bobbi Twohig in 1998 and nephew, Ian Twohig in 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ben Wilson Memorial Endowment Fund at Angelina College, P.O. Box 1768, Lufkin, Texas 75902. For unsurpassable support, thank yous are extended to: Hospice in the Pines, Winfield Healthcare, Mary Read's Bible Study Classes, the Ruth Sunday School Class at Central Baptist Church in Crockett, California friends Kathy Newman and Aline Jirak, Colorado friend Peg McKechnie, Ohio friend Susan Zurcher, and Lufkin Friends Raymond Fore, Jessica Reynolds, Gayle Taylor, Kaye Murray, Elaine Jackson, and Nancy Owens for her daily cards of encouragement. Callaway-Allee Funeral Home, Crockett.
Published in The Daily Sentinel on Mar. 15, 2013
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